Laguna Seca IMSA: Tincknell puts Mazda on top in warm-up

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Laguna Seca IMSA: Tincknell puts Mazda on top in warm-up
David Malsher
By: David Malsher
Sep 9, 2018, 5:09 PM

Harry Tincknell sent hisMazda RT24-P to the top of the times at WeatherTech Raceway Laguna Seca as teams completed their final preparation for the Continental Tire Monterey GP featuring America’s Tire 250.

The #55 Mazda of Tincknell and Jonathan Bomarito, which will start sixth on the grid, set a best time of 1min17.266sec around the 2.238-mile course to beat Juan Pablo Montoya’s Acura ARX-05 by 0.462sec.

Action Express Racing’s Cadillac DPi-V.Rs occupied third and fourth in the hands of Filipe Albuquerque and Felipe Nasr, while Oliver Jarvis in the second Mazda beat Ricky Taylor tin the second Acura.

Top LMP2 car was the AFS/PR1 Mathiasen Motorsports Oreca of Gustavo Yacaman, in ninth.

As per qualifying, Ford and Chevrolet were the dominant cars in GT Le Mans, but this time it was Richard Westbrook – a former winner here with Ford – who nabbed fastest time from the pole-winning #4 Corvette C7.R, today driven by Tommy Milner.

Their teammates Antonio Garcia and Joey Hand were third and fourth, while Connor de Phillippi got his BMW M8 ahead of the two Porsches.

Ozz Negri’s Squadra Corse Garage Italia Ferrari 488 led GT Daytona, with Patrick Lindsey’s Park Place Motorsports Porsche in second ahead of Andy Lally’s Magnus Racing Audi R8.

The race begins at 2.05pm local (Pacific) time.

Session results:

Pos. # Driver Class Chassis Time Gap
1 55 United Kingdom Harry Tincknell
United States Jonathan Bomarito
P Mazda DPi 1'17.266  
2 6 Colombia Juan Pablo Montoya
United States Dane Cameron
P Acura DPi 1'17.728 0.462
3 5 Portugal Filipe Albuquerque
Portugal Joao Barbosa
P Cadillac DPi 1'17.851 0.585
4 31 United States Eric Curran
Brazil Felipe Nasr
P Cadillac DPi 1'18.055 0.789
5 77 United Kingdom Oliver Jarvis
United States Tristan Nunez
P Mazda DPi 1'18.069 0.803
6 7 Brazil Helio Castroneves
United States Ricky Taylor
P Acura DPi 1'18.504 1.238
7 2 United States Scott Sharp
United Kingdom Ryan Dalziel
P Nissan DPi 1'18.552 1.286
8 22 Brazil Pipo Derani
United States Johannes van Overbeek
P Nissan DPi 1'18.712 1.446
9 52 Colombia Gustavo Yacaman
Colombia Sebastian Saavedra
P ORECA LMP2 1'18.717 1.451
10 99 Canada Mikhail Goikhberg
South Africa Stephen Simpson
P ORECA LMP2 1'18.771 1.505
11 85 Switzerland Simon Trummer
United States Robert Alon
P ORECA LMP2 1'19.415 2.149
12 54 United States Jon Bennett
United States Colin Braun
P ORECA LMP2 1'23.319 6.053
13 67 Australia Ryan Briscoe
United Kingdom Richard Westbrook
GTLM Ford GT 1'23.862 6.596
14 4 United Kingdom Oliver Gavin
United States Tommy Milner
GTLM Corvette C7.R 1'23.911 6.645
15 3 Denmark Jan Magnussen
Spain Antonio Garcia
GTLM Corvette C7.R 1'23.960 6.694
16 66 United States Joey Hand
Germany Dirk Muller
GTLM Ford GT 1'24.032 6.766
17 25 United States Connor de Phillippi
United Kingdom Alexander Sims
GTLM BMW M8 GTE 1'24.395 7.129
18 912 New Zealand Earl Bamber
Belgium Laurens Vanthoor
GTLM Porsche 911 RSR 1'24.646 7.380
19 24 United States John Edwards
Finland Jesse Krohn
GTLM BMW M8 GTE 1'24.690 7.424
20 911 United Kingdom Nick Tandy
France Patrick Pilet
GTLM Porsche 911 RSR 1'24.941 7.675
21 51 Francesco Piovanetti 
Ozz Negri
GTD Ferrari 488 GT3 1'25.868 8.602
22 73 Germany Jörg Bergmeister
United States Patrick Lindsey
GTD Porsche 911 GT3 R 1'25.966 8.700
23 44 United States Andy Lally
United States John Potter
GTD Audi R8 LMS GT3 1'26.282 9.016
24 58 United States Patrick Long
Denmark Christina Nielsen
GTD Porsche 911 GT3 R 1'26.521 9.255
25 86 Portugal Alvaro Parente
United Kingdom Katherine Legge
GTD Acura NSX GT3 1'27.168 9.902
26 15 Denmark David Heinemeier Hansson
United Kingdom Jack Hawksworth
GTD Lexus RC F GT3 1'27.227 9.961
27 93 United States Justin Marks
United States Lawson Aschenbach
GTD Acura NSX GT3 1'27.362 10.096
28 33 Netherlands Jeroen Bleekemolen
United States Ben Keating
GTD Mercedes-AMG GT3 1'27.858 10.592
29 96 United States Bill Auberlen
United States Robby Foley
GTD BMW M6 GT3 1'28.002 10.736
30 48 United States Bryan Sellers
United States Madison Snow
GTD Lamborghini Huracan GT3 1'28.084 10.818
31 64 United States Townsend Bell
United States Frankie Montecalvo
GTD Ferrari 488 GT3 1'28.126 10.860
32 63 United States Cooper MacNeil
United States Gunnar Jeannette
GTD Ferrari 488 GT3 1'29.103 11.837
33 10 United States Jordan Taylor
Netherlands Renger van der Zande
P Cadillac DPi    
34 14 Canada Kyle Marcelli
Austria Dominik Baumann
GTD Lexus RC F GT3    
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Series IMSA
Event Laguna Seca
Drivers Harry Tincknell
Teams Mazda Motorsports
Author David Malsher
Article type Practice report