Detroit: Series practice one report

The American Le Mans Series' first on-track session at Belle Isle Park and the Detroit Sports Car Challenge presented by Bosch is in the books. Penske Motorsports' Ryan Briscoe set the fastest time of the 90-minute practice in the No. 6 Porsche RS...

The American Le Mans Series' first on-track session at Belle Isle Park and the Detroit Sports Car Challenge presented by Bosch is in the books. Penske Motorsports' Ryan Briscoe set the fastest time of the 90-minute practice in the No. 6 Porsche RS Spyder of Detroit Belle Isle Grand Prix organizer Roger Penske and Penske Motorsports.

Briscoe's time of 1:15.166 put him 0.44 seconds ahead of Dyson Racing's first Porsche prototype of Guy Smith and Chris Dyson. The best Acura- powered entry was third with the Highcroft Racing Acura ARX of David Brabham and Stefan Johansson at 1:16.076.

LMP2 entries held the top seven spots before the first diesel-powered Audi R10 TDI. Allan McNish, championship co-leader with Dindo Capello, went quickest in P1 at 1:17.318. The sister Audi of Marco Werner and Emanuele Pirro were 0.284 seconds in arrears. Team Cytosport's AER-powered Lola was third at 1:18.418.

-credit: alms

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Series ALMS
Drivers Stefan Johansson , Allan McNish , Guy Smith , Marco Werner , Ryan Briscoe , Roger Penske , Chris Dyson , Dindo Capello
Teams Dyson Racing