Albuquerque places WTR Acura on high in opening Sebring IMSA apply – EAST AUTO NEWS

Albuquerque places WTR Acura on high in opening Sebring IMSA apply

The No. 10 Wayne Taylor Racing with Andretti Autosport Acura ARX-06 spent a lot of the first hour of the primary apply session for the Mobil 1 Twelve Hours of Sebring sitting within the pits with an electrical challenge. However when the automobile lastly turned some actual laps, Filipe Albuquerque instantly put it on the highest of the time sheet, posting a 1m48.303s, good for a 124.32mph common across the 3.74-mile, 17-turn Sebring Worldwide Raceway.

Cadillac spent more often than not on the high as groups ready for the second spherical of the IMSA WeatherTech SportsCar Championship, Renger van der Zande the most effective of the 2 within the No. 01 Chip Ganassi Racing Cadillac V-Sequence.R at 1m48.436s, solely 0.098s ahed of Pipo Derani within the No. 31 Motion Specific Racing Cadillac.

BMW regarded a lot stronger than it did at Daytona, the 2 BMW M Crew RLL M Hybrid V8s ending the session fourth and fifth, Connor De Phillippi main the squad within the No. 25, 0.432s off Albuquerque’s greatest. Mathieu Jaminet was the quickest of the Porsche Penske Motorsports staff within the No. 6 963, whereas the No. 7 963 emerged solely briefly earlier than Matt Campbell spun in Flip 3 and hit the tire barrier, damaging the rear wing. The again finish of the automobile was shortly modified, however Campbell by no means actually set a consultant time.

Just like the No. 10, the No. 60 Meyer Shank Racing with Curb Agajanian Acura spent more often than not sitting within the pits, as a consequence of an issue with the steering wheel electronics. Tom Blomqvist did a number of off-pace laps earlier than coasting to a cease in Flip 16, bringing out the second pink flag of the session with about quarter-hour left.

The adjusted Steadiness of Efficiency equation for the Porsche 911 GT3 R appears to have leveled issues out, as Trent Hindman set the short time for all of the GT vehicles, a 2m1.092s lap (111.19mph) within the GTD-class No. 77 Volt Racing 911. 5 completely different makes made up the highest 5 in GTD, Kyle Marcelli second within the No. 93 Racers Edge with WTR Acura NSX GT3 Evo22, 0.102s off Hindman. Aaron Telitz was third within the No. 12 Vasser Sullivan Lexus RC F GT3 at 2m1.350s. Mikael Grenier (No. 32 Crew Korthoff Motorsports Mercedes-AMG) and Andy Lally (No. 44 Magnus Racing Aston Martin Vantage) accomplished the highest 5.

Telitz’s teammate Kyle Kirkwood led GTD PRO within the No. 14 Vasser Sullivan Lexus RC F with a 2m1.156s time, second general within the GT subject. The Risi Racing Ferrari 296 GT3 had good tempo, Daniel Serra turning a high time of 2m1.394s for second in GTD PRO, sixth inside the GTD subject general, adopted by Ross Gunn within the No. 23 Coronary heart of Racing Aston Martin Vantage at 2m1.450s. Rounding out the highest 5 in GTD PRO had been Maro Engel within the No. 79 WeatherTech Racing Mercedes-AMG and Jordan Pepper within the No. 63 Iron Lynx Lamborghini Huracán GT3 Evo2.

Christian Rasmussen topped LMP2 for Period Motorsport within the No. 18 ORECA with a 1m50.926s lap, adopted by Giedo van der Garde within the No. 35 TDS Racing automobile (1m51.140) and George Kurtz within the No. 04 CrowdStrike Racing ORECA one other 0.026s again.

Dakota Dickerson led the LMP3 subject within the No. 30 JR III Racing Ligier with a 1m56.349 on his final lap. Gar Robinson was second, 0.068s off Dickerson’s greatest, within the No. 74 Riley Motorsports Ligier, with Gabby Chaves third for Andretti Autosport within the No. 36 Ligier at 1m56.349s.

The session was interrupted by two pink flags along with the one to retrieve the No. 60. One was for the No. 38 Efficiency Tech Motorsports LMP3 off track at Flip 17, and the sesssion was ended underneath pink after Sheldon van der Linde stuffed the No. 25 BMW Crew RLL M Hybrid V8 into the tires, additionally in 17.

UP NEXT: The second apply session for the Mobil 1 Twelve Hours of Sebring, a 90-minute break up session with the Professional-Am lessons having their very own quarter-hour on the entrance and the GTP and GTD PRO lessons having the observe to themselves for the ultimate quarter-hour.


Albuquerque places WTR Acura on high in opening Sebring IMSA apply – EAST AUTO NEWS


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