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Daytona 24h Roar: Porsche tops GTP and GTD in fourth IMSA session

Hanson lapped the 3.56-mile road course in 1m35.216s in his GTP class JDC-Miller MotorSports Porsche 963 in perfect track conditions for this one-hour session. Brendon Hartley was quickest out of the blocks, the ex-F1 driver and three-time Le Mans winner setting a benchmark of 1m36.197s in the #10 Wayne Taylor Racing Acura ARX-06 in the

Daytona 24h Roar: Porsche tops GTP and GTD in fourth IMSA session

Hanson lapped the three.56-mile highway course in 1m35.216s in his GTP class JDC-Miller MotorSports Porsche 963 in good monitor circumstances for this one-hour session.

Brendon Hartley was quickest out of the blocks, the ex-F1 driver and three-time Le Mans winner setting a benchmark of 1m36.197s within the #10 Wayne Taylor Racing Acura ARX-06 within the early minutes of the session.

He was quickly topped by Connor De Phillippi’s #25 RLL-run BMW M Hybrid V8 with a lap of 1m35.468s, which was 0.038s faster than Tom Blomqvist in Action Express Racing’s Cadillac V-Sequence.R managed across the identical time.

Neel Jani then took over on the high of the instances with a 1m35.329s in Proton Competition’s Porsche 963, set throughout a brief run that was probably a qualifying simulation forward of tomorrow.

Fast instances continued thick and quick after the midway level, with De Phillippi bettering to 1m35.399s, 0.070s away from Jani, after which matched his time to the thousandth of a second at 1m35.329s.

However Hanson unleashed the quickest time of the Roar thus far with 20 minutes to go in JDC-Miller’s 963, his 1m35.216s pipping Pipo Derani’s greatest time from Friday within the AXR Caddy by 0.001s.

Sebastien Bourdais was fourth quickest in Chip Ganassi Racing’s Cadillac V-Sequence.R, forward of Blomqvist.

Augusto Farfus was sixth within the second BMW from Hartley, Felipe Nasr (Penske Porsche), Jenson Button (WTR Acura) and Kevin Estre (Penske Porsche).

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#2 United Autosports ORECA LMP2-Gibson: Ben Keating, Nico Pino, Ben Hanley, Patricio O'Ward

Photograph by: Jake Galstad / Motorsport Images

#2 United Autosports ORECA LMP2-Gibson: Ben Keating, Nico Pino, Ben Hanley, Patricio O’Ward

United Autosports grabs 1-2 in LMP2

Joao Barbosa led the way in which early on within the sole Ligier in an ORECA-packed LMP2 class for Sean Creech Motorsport, simply head of Ben Keating’s #2 United Autosports machine.

Keating turned the tables by bettering his time to a category-topping 1m39.047s, 0.047s sooner than Paul di Resta in United’s #22 entry. They have been three tenths up on Mikkel Jensen’s #11 TDS-run ORECA, who lapped in 1m39.414s.

#86 MDK Motorsports Porsche 911 GT3 R: Kerong Li, Anders Fjordbach, Larry ten Voorde, Klaus Bachler, #20 MDK by High Class Racing ORECA LMP2-Gibson: Dennis Andersen, Seth Lucas, Laurents Hoerr, Scott Huffaker

Photograph by: Artwork Fleischmann

#86 MDK Motorsports Porsche 911 GT3 R: Kerong Li, Anders Fjordbach, Larry ten Voorde, Klaus Bachler, #20 MDK by Excessive Class Racing ORECA LMP2-Gibson: Dennis Andersen, Seth Lucas, Laurents Hoerr, Scott Huffaker

Porsche sweeps to 1-2-3 in GTD

Frederic Makowiecki set the early tempo in his #120 Wright Motorsports Porsche 911 GT3 R, the automobile that’s the topic of the Brad Pitt Method 1 film filming. His early lap was quickly overwhelmed by Klaus Bachler within the #86 MDK Motorsports 911, with 1m46.229s to Mako’s 1m45.999s.

Trent Hindman (Kellymoss with Riley) jumped as much as second within the closing minutes, producing a 1m45.990s to make it a Porsche 1-2-3 – an unlimited enchancment on final 12 months’s disastrous displaying right here for the marque.

Mario Farnbacher was better of the remainder for Aston Martin, his #23 Coronary heart of Racing-run Vantage the most effective positioned GTD Professional entry. Dennis Olsen led the US muscle vehicles in his Proton-run Ford Mustang GT3 in fifth, forward of Mike Rockenfeller’s Multimatic model.

Former IndyCar star James Hinchcliffe suffered a problem on his first flying lap along with his Pfaff Motorsports McLaren 720S and was stranded out on the monitor’s backstretch. However he rejoined the session later, ending 42nd general after getting simply eight laps in.

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