Rolex 24 Race Notes: Hour 9
January 27, 2013 | 12:40 A.M. EST
At 12:00 am (8h 28m), David Donohue (#16-GX Porsche Cayman), OP36, CP1, pits. No fuel drive through penalty.
At 12:02 am (8h 30m), Marc Basseng (#52-GT Audi R8 Grand-Am), OP12, CP1, pits. No fuel stop and 3:36 hold for improper waveby.
At 12:03 am (8h 31m), Marco Seefried (#62-GT Porsche GT3 UIS, Wright Moto), OP15, CP4, pits. Fuel only bled brakes.
(LEAD CHANGE: GT) At 12:05 am (08h 32m), Sean Edwards (#30-GT Porsche GT3 MOMO) takes the lead in class displacing Marc Basseng (#52-GT Audi R8 Grand-Am) with 251 laps completed (Green).
At 12:17 am (8h 45m), Karl Thomson (#22-GX Porsche Cayman Prep 1), OP41, CP3, pits. 4 tires, fuel, driver change: Darryl OYoung
Alessandro Balzan (#63-GT Ferrari 458 Motorola Mobility) “The car was perfect when I took over. After a few laps I had almost no brakes. The pads were finished. I drove five or six laps without any brakes. That was difficult. When I brought the car in the guys were great in quickly changing the pads. We were lucky to do it under yellow so I didn’t go down a lap.”
At 12:26 am (8h 54m), Ryan Eversley (#38-GX Porsche Cayman Prep 1 Luna), OP39, CP2, pits. 4 tires, fuel