Rolex 24 Race Notes: Hour 1

The command has been given to start engines.

At 3:26 pm, all cars have rolled away from the pits.

At 3:32 pm (0h 0m), Green Flag

At 3:34 pm (0h 1m), Scott Pruett (#01-DP BMW/Riley TELMEX, Target) leads overall with 1 lap completed (Green).

At 3:34 pm (0h 2m), Nick Tandy (#32-GT Porsche GT3 Vision Air) leads in class with 1 lap completed (Green).

At 3:35 pm (0h 2m), Shane Lewis (#16-GX Porsche Cayman) leads in class with 1 lap completed (Green).

At 3:37 pm (0h 4m), Shane Lewis (#16-GX Porsche Cayman), posts the best lap of the race in class with a 1:56.699.

At 3:40 pm (0h 7m), Nick Tandy (#32-GT Porsche GT3 Vision Air), posts the best lap of the race in class with a 1:48.723.

After five laps, Scott Pruett leads by 2.894 seconds. Nick Tandy has a 1.587-second lead in GT, and Shane Lewis leads by 4.679 seconds in GX

At 3:45 pm (0h 13m), Nick Tandy (#32-GT Porsche GT3 Vision Air) pulled off a turn 6, but has continued, was leading in class.

(LEAD CHANGE: GT) At 3:45 pm (0h 13m), Andy Lally (#44-GT Porsche GT3 Magnus Racing) takes the lead in class displacing Nick Tandy (#32-GT Porsche GT3 Vision Air) with 7 laps completed (Green).

At 3:46 pm (0h 14m), Nick Tandy (#32-GT Porsche GT3 Vision Air), OP47, CP30, pits. 4 tires, fuel Made contact with the wall in turn 6. Damage to the right side of the car. In with flat RR tire. Replace the Right side door. A lot of repairs. Served a penalty at the end of the stop as well for crew member over the wall with no fire suit.

At 3:47 pm (0h 15m), Stephane Sarrazin (#3-DP Corvette DP) has smoke coming out of the left rear, unclear if this is everywhere or just on the banking. Now is it more consistent under braking.

At 3:50 pm (0h 18m), JF Dumoulin (#72-GT Porsche GT3 Vess Energy Services), OP45, CP28, pits. 4 tires, fuel Long stop. Trouble with LF wheel nut. They worked feverishly to get it off the car. After almost 8 minutes they were able to get it off.

At 4:08 pm (0h 36m), Scott Dixon (#02-DP BMW/Riley Target,TELMEX), posts the best lap of the race overall with a 1:41.668.

At 4:09 pm (0h 37m), Daniel Serra (#64-GT Ferrari 458 Via Italia Racing), OP22, CP7, pits. 4 tires, fuel ,driver change: Rafa Matos

At 4:10 pm (0h 38m), AJ Allmendinger (#60-DP Ford / Riley), OP14, CP14, pits. 4 tires, fuel Lengthy repairs in the pits. Almost an entire front end change.

At 4:11 pm (0h 39m), Rene Rast (#52-GT Audi R8 Grand-Am), OP16, CP1, pits. 4 tires, fuel

At 4:11 pm (0h 39m), Joel Miller (#00-GX Mazda6 GX Prep 2) very slow down the back straight beyond the chicane.

At 4:11 pm (0h 39m), Jeff Segal (#61-GT Ferrari 458 Ferrari of Ontar), OP41, CP25, pits. No fuel Going behind the wall.

At 4:12 pm (0h 40m), Scott Pruett (#01-DP BMW/Riley TELMEX, Target), OP1, CP1, pits. 4 tires, fuel

(LEAD CHANGE: DP) At 4:12 pm (0h 39m), Scott Dixon (#02-DP BMW/Riley Target,TELMEX) takes the overall lead displacing Scott Pruett (#01-DP BMW/Riley TELMEX, Target) with 23 laps completed (Green).

At 4:12 pm (0h 40m), Christian Fittipaldi (#5-DP Corvette DP), OP9, CP9, pits. 4 tires, fuel

At 4:13 pm (0h 41m), Filipe Albuquerque (#24-GT Audi R8 Grand-Am WeatherTech), OP15, CP2, pits. Fuel only

At 4:13 pm (0h 41m), Robin Liddell (#57-GT Camaro GT.R Stevenson), OP18, CP5, pits. 4 tires, fuel

At 4:13 pm (0h 41m), Anthony Lazzaro (#69-GT Ferrari 458 FXDD), OP17, CP4, pits. 4 tires, fuel

At 4:13 pm (0h 41m), Alessandro Balzan (#63-GT Ferrari 458 Motorola Mobility), OP16, CP3, pits. 4 tires, fuel

At 4:14 pm (0h 42m), Scott Dixon (#02-DP BMW/Riley Target,TELMEX), OP1, CP1, pits. 4 tires, fuel

At 4:14 pm (0h 42m), Alex Gurney (#99-DP Corvette DP GAINSCO Auto Ins), OP4, CP4, pits. 4 tires, fuel

At 4:14 pm (0h 42m), Charles Espenlaub (#45-GT Porsche GT3 B Foundation Safecraft), OP29, CP15, pits. 4 tires, fuel

(LEAD CHANGE: DP) At 4:14 pm (0h 41m), Dane Cameron (#42-DP BMW / Riley Sahlen`s) takes the overall lead displacing Scott Dixon (#02-DP BMW/Riley Target,TELMEX) with 24 laps completed (Green).

At 4:15 pm (0h 43m), Rui Aguas (#56-GT Ferrari 458 RK Motors), OP18, CP5, pits. 4 tires, fuel

At 4:15 pm (0h 43m), Marco Seefried (#62-GT Porsche GT3 UIS, Wright Moto), OP20, CP7, pits. 4 tires, fuel

At 4:15 pm (0h 43m), Dane Cameron (#42-DP BMW / Riley Sahlen`s), OP1, CP1, pits. 4 tires, fuel

At 4:16 pm (0h 44m), Max Angelelli (#10-DP Corvette DP), OP4, CP4, pits. 4 tires, fuel

At 4:16 pm (0h 44m), Richard Westbrook (#90-DP Corvette DP), OP3, CP3, pits. 4 tires, fuel

(LEAD CHANGE: DP) At 4:15 pm (0h 43m), Michael Valiante (#6-DP Ford / Riley) takes the overall lead displacing Dane Cameron (#42-DP BMW / Riley Sahlen`s) with 25 laps completed (Green).

(LEAD CHANGE: DP) At 4:16 pm (0h 43m), Dane Cameron (#42-DP BMW / Riley Sahlen`s) takes the overall lead displacing Michael Valiante (#6-DP Ford / Riley) with 26 laps completed (Green).

At 4:17 pm (0h 45m), Alex Gurney (#99-DP Corvette DP GAINSCO Auto Ins), OP11, CP11, pits. No fuel drive through penalty.

At 4:17 pm (0h 45m), Andy Lally (#44-GT Porsche GT3 Magnus Racing), OP14, CP1, pits. 4 tires, fuel

At 4:17 pm (0h 45m), Sean Edwards (#30-GT Porsche GT3 MOMO), OP16, CP3, pits. 4 tires, fuel

At 4:17 pm (0h 45m), Michael Valiante (#6-DP Ford / Riley), OP2, CP2, pits. 4 tires, no fuel tie-rod.

At 4:17 pm (0h 45m), Jeroen Bleekemolen (#23-GT Porsche GT3 WeatherTech), OP18, CP4, pits. Fuel only

At 4:18 pm (0h 46m), Jeff Segal (#61-GT Ferrari 458 Ferrari of Ontar) pits. No fuel Back from behind the wall.

At 4:18 pm (0h 46m), Shane Lewis (#16-GX Porsche Cayman), OP42, CP1, pits. 4 tires, fuel

(LEAD CHANGE: GX) At 4:18 pm (0h 45m), Ryan Eversley (#38-GX Porsche Cayman (Prep 1) Luna) takes the lead in class displacing Shane Lewis (#16-GX Porsche Cayman) with 23 laps completed (Green).

At 4:19 pm (0h 47m), Jorg Bergmeister (#66-GT Porsche GT3), OP15, CP2, pits. 4 tires, fuel

At 4:19 pm (0h 47m), Ryan Dalziel (#2-DP BMW/Riley Starworks), OP2, CP2, pits. 4 tires, fuel ,driver change: Alex Popow

At 4:19 pm (0h 47m), Andrew Davis (#59-GT Porsche GT3 The Brumos Compa), OP17, CP3, pits. 4 tires, fuel

At 4:19 pm (0h 47m), Joao Barbosa (#9-DP Corvette DP), OP3, CP3, pits. 4 tires, fuel

At 4:19 pm (0h 47m), Romain Dumas (#67-GT Porsche GT3), OP20, CP6, pits. 4 tires, fuel

(LEAD CHANGE: GT) At 4:19 pm (0h 46m), Jorg Bergmeister (#66-GT Porsche GT3) takes the lead in class displacing Andy Lally (#44-GT Porsche GT3 Magnus Racing) with 25 laps completed (Green).

At 4:21 pm (0h 49m), Matt Bell (#51-GT Audi R8 Grand-Am APR Tuned), OP34, CP20, pits. No fuel

At 4:21 pm (0h 49m), Ricardo Mauricio (#21-GT Porsche GT3 Challenge Brazil), OP16, CP2, pits. 4 tires, fuel

(LEAD CHANGE: DP) At 4:21 pm (0h 49m), Colin Braun (#77-DP Ford / Dallara) takes the overall lead displacing Dane Cameron (#42-DP BMW / Riley Sahlen`s) with 28 laps completed (Green).

(LEAD CHANGE: GT) At 4:21 pm (0h 49m), Andy Lally (#44-GT Porsche GT3 Magnus Racing) takes the lead in class displacing Jorg Bergmeister (#66-GT Porsche GT3) with 26 laps completed (Green).

At 4:22 pm (0h 50m), Ryan Eversley (#38-GX Porsche Cayman Prep 1 Luna), OP41, CP1, pits. No fuel

At 4:23 pm (0h 51m), Emmanuel Anassis (#27-DP Ford / Riley DAC Aviation -), OP14, CP14, pits. 4 tires, fuel ,driver change: Anthony Massari

At 4:23 pm (0h 51m), Colin Braun (#77-DP Ford / Dallara), OP1, CP1, pits. 4 tires, fuel ,driver change: Jon Bennett

(LEAD CHANGE: DP) At 4:23 pm (0h 50m), Brendon Hartley (#8-DP Ford / Riley Sunoco) takes the overall lead displacing Colin Braun (#77-DP Ford / Dallara) with 29 laps completed (Green).

At 4:25 pm (0h 53m), Brendon Hartley (#8-DP Ford / Riley Sunoco), OP2, CP2, pits. 4 tires, fuel ,driver change: Ivan Bellarosa

At 4:25 pm (0h 53m), Darryl OYoung (#22-GX Porsche Cayman Prep 1), OP43, CP2, pits. 4 tires, fuel

At 4:26 pm (0h 54m), Lee Davis (#38-GX Porsche Cayman Prep 1 Luna), OP44, CP3, pits. No fuel drive through penalty.

At 4:26 pm (0h 54m), Tom Long (#70-GX Mazda6 GX Prep 2 Mazdaspeed), OP47, CP4, pits. 4 tires, fuel ,driver change: Sylvain Tremblay

(LEAD CHANGE: DP) At 4:25 pm (0h 52m), Scott Pruett (#01-DP BMW/Riley TELMEX, Target) takes the overall lead displacing Brendon Hartley (#8-DP Ford / Riley Sunoco) with 30 laps completed (Green).

(LEAD CHANGE: GX) At 4:25 pm (0h 53m), Darryl OYoung (#22-GX Porsche Cayman (Prep 1)) takes the lead in class displacing Ryan Eversley (#38-GX Porsche Cayman (Prep 1) Luna) with 26 laps completed (Green).

At 4:27 pm (0h 54m), Scott Dixon (#02-DP BMW/Riley Target,TELMEX), posts the best lap of the race overall with a 1:41.565.

(LEAD CHANGE: GX) At 4:28 pm (0h 55m), Shane Lewis (#16-GX Porsche Cayman) takes the lead in class displacing Darryl OYoung (#22-GX Porsche Cayman (Prep 1)) with 27 laps completed (Green).

At 4:30 pm (0h 58m), Bruno Junqueira (#43-DP BMW / Riley Sahlen`s) off between turns 5 and 6, moving slowing but it getting back up to speed.

At 4:32 pm (1h 0m), Andrew Carbonell (#25-GX Mazda6 GX Prep 2 Freedom A), OP46, CP3, pits. 4 tires, fuel, driver change: Derek Whitis

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