Petit Le Mans: AXR Cadillac tops second practice

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Action Express Racing’s Filipe Albuquerque led second practice for Motul Petit Le Mans, topping the charts by over half a second.

With a lap of 69.366sec around the 2.54-mile Road Atlanta course, Albuquerque ended up 0.527sec quicker than Tristan Nunez in the #77 Mazda RT24-P, and over 0.6sec faster than the next quickest Cadillac DPi-V.R. That was the Wayne Taylor Racing car of Ryan Briscoe who narrowly edged Dane Cameron in the Acura Team Penske ARX-05.

Simon Trummer moved PR1 Mathiasen Motorsports to the top of LMP2, but only narrowly ahead of Colin Braun in the Performance Tech Motorsports machine.

With his final lap of the session, Antonio Garcia nailed top spot in GT Le Mans for Corvette Racing, three tenths clear of the BMWs of John Edwards and Connor De Phillippi.

Robby Foley was fastest in GT Daytona, driving the Turner Motorsports BMW M6 in which he and Bill Auberlen won last week on Charlotte’s Roval. But Paul Miller Racing’s Lamborghini Huracan continued to shine, as it did this morning, with Madison Snow taking second ahead of Shinya Michimi in the #86 Acura NSX of Meyer Shank Racing.

Evening practice, a 90min session, begins at 7.30pm local (Eastern) time.

Session results:

Cla Num Driver Class Chassis Time Gap
1 31 Brazil Felipe Nasr
Brazil Pipo Derani
Portugal Filipe Albuquerque
DPi Cadillac DPi 1'09.230  
2 77 United Kingdom Oliver Jarvis
United States Tristan Nunez
France Olivier Pla
DPi Mazda DPi 1'09.757 0.527
3 10 Netherlands Renger van der Zande
Australia Ryan Briscoe
New Zealand Scott Dixon
DPi Cadillac DPi 1'09.860 0.630
4 6 Colombia Juan Pablo Montoya
United States Dane Cameron
France Simon Pagenaud
DPi Acura DPi 1'09.888 0.658
5 7 Brazil Helio Castroneves
United States Ricky Taylor
United States Alexander Rossi
DPi Acura DPi 1'10.042 0.812
6 55 United States Jonathan Bomarito
United Kingdom Harry Tincknell
United States Ryan Hunter-Reay
DPi Mazda DPi 1'10.076 0.846
7 5 France Sébastien Bourdais
France Tristan Vautier
France Loic Duval
DPi Cadillac DPi 1'10.153 0.923
8 85 United States Chris Miller
Brazil Matheus Leist
France Gabriel Aubry
DPi Cadillac DPi 1'10.278 1.048
9 52 United States Patrick Kelly
Switzerland Simon Trummer
United States Scott Huffaker
LMP2 ORECA LMP2 07 1'11.231 2.001
10 38 James McGuire
United Kingdom Matthew Bell
United States Colin Braun
LMP2 ORECA LMP2 07 1'11.402 2.172
11 8 Canada John Farano
Denmark Mikkel Jensen
Netherlands Job Van Uitert
LMP2 ORECA LMP2 07 1'11.832 2.602
12 51 United States Austin McCusker
Poland Jakub Smiechowski
United States Rob Hodes
LMP2 ORECA LMP2 07 1'14.182 4.952
13 3 Spain Antonio Garcia
United States Jordan Taylor
Netherlands Nick Catsburg
GTLM Corvette C8.R 1'16.901 7.671
14 24 Finland Jesse Krohn
United States John Edwards
Brazil Augusto Farfus
GTLM BMW M8 GTE 1'17.224 7.994
15 25 Canada Bruno Spengler
United States Connor de Phillippi
United States Colton Herta
GTLM BMW M8 GTE 1'17.281 8.051
16 912 New Zealand Earl Bamber
Belgium Laurens Vanthoor
France Mathieu Jaminet
GTLM Porsche 911 RSR - 19 1'17.381 8.151
17 4 United Kingdom Oliver Gavin
United States Tommy Milner
Switzerland Marcel Fassler
GTLM Corvette C8.R 1'17.392 8.162
18 911 United Kingdom Nick Tandy
France Frédéric Makowiecki
Australia Matt Campbell
GTLM Porsche 911 RSR - 19 1'17.553 8.323
19 96 United States Bill Auberlen
United States Robby Foley
United States Dillon Machavern
GTD BMW M6 GT3 1'20.057 10.827
20 48 United States Bryan Sellers
United States Madison Snow
United States Corey Lewis
GTD Lamborghini Huracan GT3 1'20.210 10.980
21 86 Germany Mario Farnbacher
United States Matt McMurry
Japan Shinya Michimi
GTD Acura NSX GT3 1'20.220 10.990
22 63 United States Cooper MacNeil
Italy Alessandro Balzan
United States Jeff Westphal
GTD Ferrari 488 GT3 1'20.258 11.028

 

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Series IMSA
Event Road Atlanta II
Drivers Filipe Albuquerque
Teams Action Express Racing
Author David Malsher-Lopez