Renger van der Zande leads the Twelve Hours of Sebring with six hours left to run from Mazda’s Oliver Jarvis.
After a full course caution at the start of the race’s fourth hour, the leading order was shaken up significantly and the previous leader, Wayne Taylor Racing’s Filipe Albuquerque, dropped down the order.
Simon Pagenaud inherited the lead on a different strategy but pitted soon thereafter, which promoted the #55 Mazda RT24-P into the lead of the race with Harry Tincknell behind the wheel.
After Tincknell handed over to Oliver Jarvis, the Briton found himself under attack from the #01 Chip Ganassi Cadillac DPi-VR of Scott Dixon.
Jarvis initially resisted the pressure, but once Van der Zande installed himself behind the wheel, the Dutchman moved himself into the lead of the race, where he has remained at the six-hour mark.
Jarvis still sits in second in the #55 Mazda, with Olivier Pla third in the #60 Meyer Shank Racing Acura ARX-05 and Alexander Rossi fourth for Wayne Taylor Racing.
In LMP2, PR1/Mathiasen Motorsports holds a commanding lead with Scott Huffaker currently behind the wheel of the #52 ORECA 07-Gibson. It has been fairly smooth running for the leading squad, apart from a minor off-track excursion for Ben Keating in the fifth hour.
Timothe Buret holds second for the #8 Tower Motorsports ORECA 07-Gibson, with Ryan Dalziel third for Era Motorsport. The Rolex 24 winners were leading, until Dalziel’s co-driver Dwight Merriman had to serve a penalty.
In LMP3, the lead has changed hands since the third hour. Performance Tech Motorsports, which had been leading strongly, have fallen back. The #38 Ligier JS P320 has suffered both a spin, in the hands of Dan Goldburg, and drivethrough penalty for pitlane speeding by Mateo Llarena.
Spencer Pigot now leads in the #74 Riley Motorsports Ligier, with Steven McAleer second for Forty7 Motorsports and Yann Clairay third for Sean Creech Motorsports.
Antonio Garcia leads GTLM in the #3 Corvette C8.R, having regained the class lead after briefly losing it to the #25 BMW M8 GTE, which now sits second in the hands of Philipp Eng. John Edwards sits third in the #24 BMW, with Cooper MacNeil fourth for WeatherTech Racing.
One car is no longer in contention in GTLM, as the #4 Corvette C8.R is several laps down after suffering from engine issues.
GTD is currently led by the #16 Wright Motorsports Porsche 911 GT3 R, but also saw the biggest crash of the race thus far.
A reported brake failure for Franck Perera in the #19 GRT Grasser Racing Team Lamborghini Huracan GT3 Evo saw the Frenchman slam into the #29 Alegra Motorsports Mercedes-AMG GT3 Evo at turn 3, causing both cars to slam into the wall at speed. Both drivers walked away unharmed, but the barrier repairs triggered a lengthy caution.
Trent Hindman now leads the class from Pfaff Motorsports’ Lars Kern, while Ross Gunn holds third in the #23 Heart of Racing Aston Martin Vantage AMR.