Road America IMSA: Trummer fastest, BMW tops GTLM

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Road America IMSA: Trummer fastest, BMW tops GTLM
Charles Bradley
By: Charles Bradley
Aug 4, 2018, 3:02 PM

Simon Trummer set the pace in the final free practice session before qualifying for Road America’s IMSA WeatherTech Sportscar Championship round on Saturday morning.

Trummer – who benefited from a recent test day here recently – lapped his JDC-Miller Oreca LMP2 in 1m51.644s early in the one-hour session, a quarter of a second clear of Ryan Dalziel in the #2 Nissan DPi and Oliver Jarvis in the #77 Joest Mazda DPi.

Colin Braun was fourth fastest in the #54 CORE Oreca, ahead of Jordan Taylor in the first of the Cadillac DPis, the #10 Wayne Taylor Racing version.

Misha Goikhberg suffered a minor shunt in the second #99 JDC-Miller Oreca, but returned to the track after repairs.

In GT Le Mans, Jesse Krohn set the pace in the #24 RLL BMW M8 at 2m02.943s, from Oliver Gavin’s Chevrolet Corvette. Laurens Vanthoor was third in the #912 Porsche 911 RSR, ahead of Alexander Sims’s #25 BMW and the second Corvette of Antonio Garcia.

In GT Daytona, Jorg Bergmeister led a Porsche 1-2 in his Park Place 911 GT3, ahead of Patrick Long’s Wright Motorsports example.

The Team Riley crew worked wonders to rebuild its #33 Mercedes overnight after Ben Keating’s heavy crash yesterday. Jeroen Bleekemolen rewarded them with third quickest time, ahead of Alessandro Pier Guidi’s Ferrari and Katherine Legge’s Acura NSX.

Pos # Driver Class Chassis Laps Time Gap
1 85 Switzerland Simon Trummer
United States Robert Alon
P ORECA LMP2 23 1'51.644  
2 2 United States Scott Sharp
United Kingdom Ryan Dalziel
P Nissan DPi 17 1'52.399 0.755
3 77 United Kingdom Oliver Jarvis
United States Tristan Nunez
P Mazda DPi 28 1'52.470 0.826
4 54 United States Jon Bennett
United States Colin Braun
P ORECA LMP2 24 1'52.617 0.973
5 10 United States Jordan Taylor
Netherlands Renger van der Zande
P Cadillac DPi 24 1'52.678 1.034
6 5 Portugal Filipe Albuquerque
Portugal Joao Barbosa
P Cadillac DPi 23 1'52.815 1.171
7 55 United Kingdom Harry Tincknell
United States Jonathan Bomarito
P Mazda DPi 22 1'52.816 1.172
8 6 Colombia Juan Pablo Montoya
United States Dane Cameron
P Acura DPi 24 1'52.844 1.200
9 22 Brazil Pipo Derani
United States Johannes van Overbeek
P Nissan DPi 18 1'53.035 1.391
10 31 United States Eric Curran
Brazil Felipe Nasr
P Cadillac DPi 27 1'53.107 1.463
11 7 Brazil Helio Castroneves
United States Ricky Taylor
P Acura DPi 24 1'53.321 1.677
12 52 Colombia Gustavo Yacaman
Colombia Sebastian Saavedra
P Ligier LMP2 25 1'53.965 2.321
13 99 Canada Mikhail Goikhberg
South Africa Stephen Simpson
P ORECA LMP2 21 1'54.093 2.449
14 24 United States John Edwards
Finland Jesse Krohn
GTLM BMW M8 GTE 22 2'02.943 11.299
15 4 United Kingdom Oliver Gavin
United States Tommy Milner
GTLM Corvette C7.R 17 2'03.021 11.377
16 912 New Zealand Earl Bamber
Belgium Laurens Vanthoor
GTLM Porsche 911 RSR 22 2'03.337 11.693
17 25 United States Connor de Phillippi
United Kingdom Alexander Sims
GTLM BMW M8 GTE 23 2'03.348 11.704
18 3 Denmark Jan Magnussen
Spain Antonio Garcia
GTLM Corvette C7.R 20 2'03.393 11.749
19 66 United States Joey Hand
Germany Dirk Muller
GTLM Ford GT 19 2'03.441 11.797
20 67 Australia Ryan Briscoe
United Kingdom Richard Westbrook
GTLM Ford GT 23 2'03.540 11.896
21 911 United Kingdom Nick Tandy
France Patrick Pilet
GTLM Porsche 911 RSR 22 2'03.873 12.229
22 73 Germany Jörg Bergmeister
United States Patrick Lindsey
GTD Porsche 911 GT3 R 16 2'06.427 14.783
23 58 United States Patrick Long
Denmark Christina Nielsen
GTD Porsche 911 GT3 R 24 2'06.473 14.829
24 33 Netherlands Jeroen Bleekemolen
United States Ben Keating
GTD Mercedes-AMG GT3 19 2'06.580 14.936
25 63 Italy Alessandro Pier Guidi
United States Cooper MacNeil
GTD Ferrari 488 GT3 23 2'06.623 14.979
26 86 Portugal Alvaro Parente
United Kingdom Katherine Legge
GTD Acura NSX GT3 20 2'06.904 15.260
27 93 United States Justin Marks
United States Lawson Aschenbach
GTD Acura NSX GT3 21 2'06.923 15.279
28 14 Canada Kyle Marcelli
Austria Dominik Baumann
GTD Lexus RC F GT3 21 2'06.976 15.332
29 15 Denmark David Heinemeier Hansson
United Kingdom Jack Hawksworth
GTD Lexus RC F GT3 16 2'07.141 15.497
30 48 United States Bryan Sellers
United States Madison Snow
GTD Lamborghini Huracan GT3 21 2'07.159 15.515
31 44 United States Andy Lally
United States John Potter
GTD Audi R8 LMS GT3 19 2'07.172 15.528
32 96 Finland Markus Palttala
United States Robby Foley
GTD BMW M6 GT3 23 2'07.215 15.571
33 51 Francesco Piovanetti
Ozz Negri
GTD Ferrari 488 GT3 24 2'07.715 16.071
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Series IMSA
Event Road America
Drivers Ryan Dalziel , Oliver Jarvis , Simon Trummer
Author Charles Bradley
Article type Practice report