Laguna Seca IMSA: Tincknell beats Derani by 0.002s in second practice

Mazda’s Harry Tincknell was quickest in IMSA’s Hyundai Monterey Sports Car Saturday morning practice session at Laguna Seca, just beating Pipo Derani by 0.002s in the closing moments of Saturday’s 1h15m of running.

Laguna Seca IMSA: Tincknell beats Derani by 0.002s in second practice

Derani (Action Express Cadillac DPi) set the benchmark at 1m14.982s, then lowered the P1 time to 1m14.854s and eventually 1m14.554s – which remained the fastest time until the last few minutes.

Tincknell vaulted to second in the closing 10 minutes of the session with a lap of 1m14.789s, pushing Ricky Taylor’s Wayne Taylor Racing Acura (which set the Friday pace) back to third on 1m15.096s. Tincknell then produced the fastest time of the weekend so far with a 1m14.552s, while Filipe Albuquerque also improved late on in the WTR Acura, but the car stayed third on 1m14.680s.

Dane Cameron was fourth in the Meyer Shank Acura DPi, two tenths clear of Tristan Vautier’s JDC-Miller MotorSports Cadillac and Kevin Magnussen (Chip Ganassi Racing Cadillac). As a result, six DPi class cars covered by 0.828s.

Ryan Dalziel was fastest in LMP2, lapping his Era Motorsport ORECA in 1m17.065s. Yesterday’s pacesetter Mikkel Jensen was second quickest this time in his PR1 Mathiasen Motorsports ORECA at 1m17.258s.

#4 Corvette Racing Corvette C8.R, GTLM: Tommy Milner, Nick Tandy

#4 Corvette Racing Corvette C8.R, GTLM: Tommy Milner, Nick Tandy

Photo by: Art Fleischmann

Corvettes dominate GTLM

Matt Campbell set the early GTLM pace at 1m21.914s in his WeatherTech Racing Porsche 911 RSR-19, before being bested by the Corvettes of Tommy Milner on 1m21.680s and Jordan Taylor on 1m21.817s towards the end of the session.

In GTD, Madison Snow led the way in his Paul Miller Racing Lamborghini Huracan at 1m24.237s, a couple of tenths ahead of Trent Hindman’s Wright Motorsports Porsche 911 GT3R on 1m24.455s. Zacharie Robichon was third fastest in the Pfaff Motorsports Porsche, who lapped in 1m24.479s, just ahead of Robby Foley’s Turner Motorsports BMW M6 on 1m24.537s.

Cla Driver Class Chassis Laps Time Gap km/h
1 United Kingdom Oliver Jarvis
United Kingdom Harry Tincknell
DPi Mazda DPi 34 1'14.552   108.070
2 Brazil Felipe Nasr
Brazil Pipo Derani
DPi Cadillac DPi 37 1'14.554 0.002 108.067
3 United States Ricky Taylor
Portugal Filipe Albuquerque
DPi Acura DPi 33 1'14.680 0.128 107.884
4 United States Dane Cameron
France Olivier Pla
DPi Acura DPi 28 1'14.908 0.356 107.556
5 France Tristan Vautier
France Loic Duval
DPi Cadillac DPi 35 1'15.065 0.513 107.331
6 Netherlands Renger van der Zande
Denmark Kevin Magnussen
DPi Cadillac DPi 38 1'15.380 0.828 106.882
7 United States Dwight Merriman
United Kingdom Ryan Dalziel
LMP2 ORECA LMP2 07 33 1'17.065 2.513 104.546
8 United States Ben Keating
Denmark Mikkel Jensen
LMP2 ORECA LMP2 07 34 1'17.258 2.706 104.284
9 Canada John Farano
France Gabriel Aubry
LMP2 ORECA LMP2 07 39 1'18.012 3.460 103.276
10 United States Thomas Steven
United States Tristan Nunez
LMP2 ORECA LMP2 07 29 1'18.212 3.660 103.012
11 United States Tommy Milner
United Kingdom Nick Tandy
GTLM Corvette C8.R 31 1'21.680 7.128 98.639
12 Spain Antonio Garcia
United States Jordan Taylor
GTLM Corvette C8.R 33 1'21.817 7.265 98.473
13 United States Cooper MacNeil
Australia Matt Campbell
GTLM Porsche 911 RSR - 19 39 1'21.914 7.362 98.357
14 United States Bryan Sellers
United States Madison Snow
GTD Lamborghini Huracan GT3 35 1'24.237 9.685 95.644
15 United States Trent Hindman
United States Patrick Long
GTD Porsche 911 GT3 R 34 1'24.455 9.903 95.398
16 Canada Zacharie Robichon
Belgium Laurens Vanthoor
GTD Porsche 911 GT3 R 36 1'24.479 9.927 95.370
17 United States Bill Auberlen
United States Robby Foley
GTD BMW M6 GT3 26 1'24.537 9.985 95.305
18 United States Aaron Telitz
United Kingdom Jack Hawksworth
GTD Lexus RC F GT3 30 1'24.551 9.999 95.289
19 Canada Roman De Angelis
United Kingdom Ross Gunn
GTD Aston Martin Vantage GT3 35 1'24.786 10.234 95.025
20 United States Richard Heistand
United States Jeff Westphal
GTD Audi R8 LMS GT3 31 1'25.072 10.520 94.706
21 United States Rob Ferriol
United Kingdom Katherine Legge
GTD Porsche 911 GT3 R 33 1'25.167 10.615 94.600
22 United States Frankie Montecalvo
United States Zach Veach
GTD Lexus RC F GT3 33 1'25.211 10.659 94.551
23 United States Till Bechtolsheimer
United States Marc Miller
GTD Acura NSX GT3 34 1'25.244 10.692 94.515
24 Germany Mario Farnbacher
United States Jacob Abel
GTD Acura NSX GT3 39 1'25.244 10.692 94.515
25 United Kingdom Ian James
Spain Alex Riberas
GTD Aston Martin Vantage GT3 30 1'25.349 10.797 94.398
26 United States John Potter
United States Andy Lally
GTD Acura NSX GT3 33 1'25.849 11.297 93.849
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