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Practice report

Detroit IMSA: Magnussen heads Cadillac 1-2-3 in FP2

Kevin Magnussen put Chip Ganassi Racing’s Cadillac on top with his final flyer in IMSA’s 100-minute second practice session around Detroit's bumpy Belle Isle course.

The former Formula 1 driver delivered a 1min20.068sec lap to eclipse the best efforts of Pipo Derani (Action Express Racing) and Loic Duval (JDC-Miller MotorSports) by 0.158sec and 0.213sec respectively.

Harry Tincknell’s bravery saw him graze the walls on several occasions as he wrung dry the bucking Mazda RT24-P but came up 0.323sec short around the 2.35-mile 13-turn course.

A last attempt to break up the Cadillac party was ruined when Olivier Pla looped his Meyer Shank Racing Acura ARX-05 into a spin in the final minute of the session. Dane Cameron’s best effort remained the MSR team’s fastest, 1.2sec off the ultimate pace and half a second from Ricky Taylor in Wayne Taylor Racing’s Acura.

Tommy Milner edged Antonio Garcia by 0.2sec to be quicker of the two Corvette C8.R drivers.

Vasser Sullivan Racing’s Jack Hawksworth was fastest of the GT Daytona class, depleted this weekend as this race is only for Sprint Cup, not WeatherTech SportsCar Championship points.

His Lexus RC F clocked a 1min30.495sec lap, to go two-tenths clear of Richard Heistand who continued to impress in the #39 Carbahn Peregrine Audi R8.

Compass Racing’s Mario Farnbacher, pacesetter in the morning session was third ahead of Ross Gunn in Heart of Racing’s Aston Martin Vantage.

Robby Foley drove the BMW M6 into sixth, ahead of the Alegra Motorsports Mercedes AMG which understeered into clipping Turn 1’s outside wall.

His car was in a better state than Till Bectolsheimer’s Acura which gave the wall a hefty lick with the rear, causing a brief red-flag period.

Qualifying begins at 3.30pm local (Eastern) time.

Cla Num Driver Class Chassis Time Gap
1 01 Netherlands Renger van der Zande
Denmark Kevin Magnussen
DPi Cadillac DPi 1'20.068  
2 31 Brazil Felipe Nasr
Brazil Pipo Derani
DPi Cadillac DPi 1'20.226 0.158
3 5 France Tristan Vautier
France Loic Duval
DPi Cadillac DPi 1'20.281 0.213
4 55 United Kingdom Oliver Jarvis
United Kingdom Harry Tincknell
DPi Mazda DPi 1'20.391 0.323
5 10 United States Ricky Taylor
Portugal Filipe Albuquerque
DPi Acura DPi 1'20.722 0.654
6 60 United States Dane Cameron
France Olivier Pla
DPi Acura DPi 1'21.272 1.204
7 4 United States Tommy Milner
United Kingdom Nick Tandy
GTLM Corvette C8.R 1'28.130 8.062
8 3 Spain Antonio Garcia
United States Jordan Taylor
GTLM Corvette C8.R 1'28.286 8.218
9 14 United States Aaron Telitz
United Kingdom Jack Hawksworth
GTD Lexus RC F GT3 1'30.495 10.427
10 39 United States Richard Heistand
United States Jeff Westphal
GTD Audi R8 LMS GT3 1'30.700 10.632
11 76 Jeff Kingsley
Germany Mario Farnbacher
GTD Acura NSX GT3 1'30.845 10.777
12 23 Canada Roman De Angelis
United Kingdom Ross Gunn
GTD Aston Martin Vantage GT3 1'31.079 11.011
13 96 United States Bill Auberlen
United States Robby Foley
GTD BMW M6 GT3 1'31.133 11.065
14 28 Canada Daniel Morad
United States Michael de Quesada
GTD Mercedes-AMG GT3 1'31.189 11.121
15 75 Australia Kenny Habul
Canada Mikael Grenier
GTD Mercedes-AMG GT3 1'31.218 11.150
16 12 United States Frankie Montecalvo
United States Townsend Bell
GTD Lexus RC F GT3 1'31.496 11.428
17 19 Canada Mikhail Goikhberg
Italy Marco Mapelli
GTD Lamborghini Huracan GT3 1'31.538 11.470
18 88 United States Rob Ferriol
United Kingdom Katherine Legge
GTD Porsche 911 GT3 R 1'31.604 11.536
19 66 United States Till Bechtolsheimer
United States Marc Miller
GTD Acura NSX GT3 1'32.283 12.215
20 1 United States Bryan Sellers
United States Madison Snow
GTD Lamborghini Huracan GT3 0.000  

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