Hour 4 Sebring – Alegra maintains Lead in GTD – Heart Of Racing Hits Trouble
DIFFERENTIAL PROBLEMS FOR WRIGHT MOTORSPORT EARLY COST MANY LAPS AND PFAFF MOTORSPORTS SIXTH IN GTD PRO
A couple of lengthy full course yellow brought the cars back together, one of them involving Juan Pablo Montoya who was sharing the car with his son. A car spinning at the exit of corner 1 on the inside amongst other cars created a bottle neck and unfortunately for Montoya, there was nothing he could do to avoid contact. Both front suspension and front end damages caused the retirement of the car. At the scene, Daniel Morad, leader in GTD, made an avoidance move and came really close to be taken out by the spinning car and Montoya trying to avoid the incident. Luckily, Morad escaped and kept going. AWA Racing was also in that mix and avoided everything driving on the grass on the outside of corner 1 and kept going.
At the moment, Jordan Taylor in the no. 3 Corvette leads GTD PRO with Marco Wittman in second for Team RLL BMW no. 24 and third is Marco Capelli in the no. 63 Lamborghini.
No. 93 Racers Edge Motorsports with WTR(Kyle Marcelli) is currently eight.
In GTD, Alegra Motorsport is holding on to the lead with Michael De Quesada at the wheel followed by Luis Perez Companc’s no. 21 Ferrari and Russell Ward’s Winward Racing Mercedes AMG GT3.
We heard Wright Motorsports problems earlier were caused by the differential. At the moment, they are shown 18 laps down.
No. 27 The Heart of Racing has had their share of difficulties as well. For them, it seems to be electrical. They spent quite a bit of time on the pits and mechanics were seen changing the car’s battery. They are currently 20 laps down.
In LMP3, Orey Fidani is back at the wheel of the AWA Racing Duqueine D08 and the team is shown two laps down in seventh.
Hour 4 results here.
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