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Daytona 24 Hours: Puncture, brake problems hurt Alonso top-five bid

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Fernando Alonso believes the braking problem that dropped his United Autosports Ligier 26 laps off the lead has cost his team a possible top-five result.

A puncture sustained during team-mate Phil Hanson's stint followed by Alonso suffering a brake problem combined to drop them 26 laps behind the leaders.

After the incident, Alonso explained on Instagram: "Unlucky situation with Phil; we had a puncture just before I jumped in the car.

Penske led the race at the halfway mark after its Acura overhauled the Action Express Cadillac.

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