IMSA Road America: Cameron leads Acura 1-2 in second practice

Dane Cameron emerged 0.165sec faster than his Acura Team Penske teammate Ricky Taylor in the IMSA WeatherTech SportsCar Championship’s second practice session at Road America, and more than half a second clear of the next fastest car.

IMSA Road America: Cameron leads Acura 1-2 in second practice
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Cameron’s ARX-05 lapped the course in 1min49.280sec, Taylor in 1min49.445sec, and Tristan Nunez in the faster of the two Mazda RT24-Ps was a further 0.44sec down.

The Sebring-winning Cadillac DPi-V.R of Action Express Racing was fourth in the hands of Pipo Derani, fractionally faster than Harry Tincknell in the second Mazda of Harry Tincknell, while Renger van der Zande put Wayne Taylor Racing into sixth, ahead of Joao Barbosa and Tristan Vautier in their JDC-Miller Motorsports Cadillacs.

Simon Trummer led the LMP2 class for PR1/Mathiasen Motorsports, almost 0.6sec clear of Ben Hanley in the DragonSpeed entry, with James French third, a further 1.3sec adrift.

GT Le Mans saw another Sebring winner, Oliver Gavin, emerge top for Corvette Racing, his C8.R lapping a quarter-second faster than Frederic Makowiecki’s best effort in the #911 Porsche 911 RSR-19, and 0.3 ahead of Jordan Taylor in the second mid-engined ’Vette.

Laurens Vanthoor’s Porsche was fourth, comfortably ahead of the two BMW M8 GTEs.

In GT Daytona, Robby Foley had a fast ‘off’ on the run to Turn 5, debris having cut a brake line, according to Michelin's Tony Di Zinno. The resulting impact with the wall not only caused damage to yesterday’s pacesetter but also brought out the red flag.

The Turner Motorsports machine’s time, however, was enough to keep it in third for the duration of the session, behind the Lexus RC F GT3s. The AIM Vasser Sullivan cars have suffered a 9hp drop since their wins at Daytona and Sebring but local star Aaron Telitz and Frankie Montecalvo remained well ahead of the opposition.

Mario Farnbacher’s Meyer Shank Racing-run Acura NSX GT3 was fourth ahead of Scuderia Corsa Ferrari driver Toni Vilander, and Andy Lally in the sole Lamborghini Huracan GT3 in the field, that of Magnus Racing. Pat Long’s Wright Motorsports Porsche 911 GT3 R was seventh ahead of Roman De Angelis in the Heart of Race Aston Martin Vantage GT3.

Qualifying begins at 1.50pm local (Central) time/2.50pm ET.

Session results:

Cla Num Driver Class Chassis Time Interval
1 6 United States Dane Cameron
Colombia Juan Pablo Montoya
DPi Acura DPi 1'49.280  
2 7 Brazil Helio Castroneves
United States Ricky Taylor
DPi Acura DPi 1'49.445 0.165
3 77 United Kingdom Oliver Jarvis
United States Tristan Nunez
DPi Mazda DPi 1'49.885 0.440
4 31 Brazil Felipe Nasr
Brazil Pipo Derani
DPi Cadillac DPi 1'50.239 0.354
5 55 United States Jonathan Bomarito
United Kingdom Harry Tincknell
DPi Mazda DPi 1'50.283 0.044
6 10 Netherlands Renger van der Zande
Australia Ryan Briscoe
DPi Cadillac DPi 1'50.644 0.361
7 5 Portugal Joao Barbosa
France Sébastien Bourdais
DPi Cadillac DPi 1'50.900 0.256
8 85 United States Chris Miller
France Tristan Vautier
DPi Cadillac DPi 1'51.606 0.706
9 52 Switzerland Simon Trummer
United States Patrick Kelly
LMP2 ORECA LMP2 07 1'52.618 1.012
10 81 Sweden Henrik Hedman
United Kingdom Ben Hanley
LMP2 ORECA LMP2 07 1'53.199 0.581
11 38 Canada Cameron Cassels
United States James French
LMP2 ORECA LMP2 07 1'54.530 1.331
12 18 United States Dwight Merriman
United States Kyle Tilley
LMP2 ORECA LMP2 07 1'55.249 0.719
13 4 United Kingdom Oliver Gavin
United States Tommy Milner
GTLM Corvette C8.R 2'00.987 5.738
14 911 United Kingdom Nick Tandy
France Frédéric Makowiecki
GTLM Porsche 911 RSR - 19 2'01.227 0.240
15 3 Spain Antonio Garcia
United States Jordan Taylor
GTLM Corvette C8.R 2'01.305 0.078
16 912 New Zealand Earl Bamber
Belgium Laurens Vanthoor
GTLM Porsche 911 RSR - 19 2'01.343 0.038
17 25 Canada Bruno Spengler
United States Connor de Phillippi
GTLM BMW M8 GTE 2'01.629 0.286
18 24 Finland Jesse Krohn
United States John Edwards
GTLM BMW M8 GTE 2'01.979 0.350
19 14 United Kingdom Jack Hawksworth
United States Aaron Telitz
GTD Lexus RC F GT3 2'05.691 3.712
20 12 United States Frankie Montecalvo
United States Townsend Bell
GTD Lexus RC F GT3 2'06.138 0.447
21 96 United States Robby Foley
United States Bill Auberlen
GTD BMW M6 GT3 2'06.907 0.769
22 86 Germany Mario Farnbacher
United States Matt McMurry
GTD Acura NSX GT3 2'07.446 0.539
23 63 United States Cooper MacNeil
Finland Toni Vilander
GTD Ferrari 488 GT3 2'07.460 0.014
24 44 United States Andy Lally
United States John Potter
GTD Lamborghini Huracan GT3 2'07.516 0.056
25 16 United States Ryan Hardwick
United States Patrick Long
GTD Porsche 911 GT3 R 2'07.707 0.191
26 23 Canada Roman De Angelis
United Kingdom Ian James
GTD Aston Martin Vantage GT3 2'07.733 0.026
27 76 United States Corey Fergus
United States Paul Holton
GTD McLaren 720S GT3 2'07.825 0.092
28 74 United States Gar Robinson
United States Lawson Aschenbach
GTD Mercedes-AMG GT3 2'07.883 0.058
29 22 United States Till Bechtolsheimer
United States Marc Miller
GTD Acura NSX GT3 2'07.916 0.033
30 57 Portugal Alvaro Parente
Canada Mikhail Goikhberg
GTD Acura NSX GT3 2'08.386 0.470
31 30 United States Rob Ferriol
United States Spencer Pumpelly
GTD Audi R8 LMS GT3 2'08.400 0.014
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