Mazdas 1-2 in chilly Petit Le Mans warm-up
Tristan Nunez garnered bragging rights for Mazda with the quickest lap in an incident-free 20-minute warm-up session to arrange for at this time’s Motul Petit Le Mans at Michelin Raceway Highway Atlanta.
All 31 entries took half within the session, though lower than a dozen have been inside a second of the quickest lap of their respective lessons. It was run beneath clear skies and a cold 46 levels F.
Going out halfway by way of the session, Mazda went 1-2. Nunez ran a 1m10.146s within the No. 77 Multimatic-prepared RT-24P, +0.689s forward of Ryan Hunter-Reay within the sister No. 55. Tristan Vautier was third, +0.904s within the No. 5 JDC Miller Motorsports/Mustang Sampling Cadillac DPi-V.R, with Scott Dixon fourth, +1.552s within the No. 10 Cadillac.
Job van Uitert, operating his first race in America, was quickest in LMP2 at 1m10.959s, within the Tower Motorsport by Starworks ORECA LMP2 07-Gibson. That was good for third general, main the category by 5.115s.
Matt Campbell led GTLM with a 1m17.422s within the No. 911 Porsche GT Staff 911 RSR-19, adopted by the BMW Staff RLL M8 GTEs of Augusto Farfus, +0.351s within the No. 24, and Colton Herta, +0.704s within the No. 25.
Mario Farnbacher was quickest in GTD at 1m19.793s within the pole-winning Meyer Shank Racing Acura NSX GT3, +0.647s forward of teammate Alvaro Parente within the No. 57. Third was Townsend Bell, +0.711s within the No. 12 Lexus RC F GT3, adopted by Invoice Auberlen, +0.775s within the No. 96 BMW M6 GT3, and Andrew Davis, +0.874s within the No. 30 Audi R8 LMS GT3.
UP NEXT: The Motul Petit Le Mans is about to take the beginning flag at 12:40 p.m. ET for 10 hours of racing.