Mustang Sampling Racing tops the final practice
DANIEL MORAD AND MONTAPLAST BY LAND MOTORSPORT FASTEST OF THE AUDI IN GTD, AIM VASSER SULLIVAN MOVING UP
As teams are into their final preparation for tomorrow’s Rolex 24, they had a one hour session today to sort out their cars along with the opportunity to run refuelling tests once again.
The DPi class saw the Cadillac Mustang Sampling Racing of drivers Joao Barbosa, Filipe Albuquerque, Mike Conway and Christian Fittipaldi(who is going for a fourth win and retiring following the Rolex 24) lapped the Daytona International speedway in a time of 1:34.358. That is four tenths faster than the no. 55 of Mazda Team Joest. Third place came to Whelen Engineering Cadillac team. In the LMP2 class, it was the Oreca LMP2 of team PR1 Mathiason Motorsport with the fastest time.
As it as been consistent during the weekend, all GTLM teams ended up with less than a second separating them. It was the Porsche GT team of Patrick Pilet, Nick Tandy and Frederic Makowiecki with the fastest time.
In the GTD category, the Ferrari 488 GT3 of Spirit of Race ended up quickest and a top 15 cars again with just over one second apart.
AIM Vasser Sullivan have been working their way up the time sheet all weekend as they finished the session in second place with their no. 14 car. Their no. 12 finished in seventh.
Following some critical work after the car broke down in yesterday’s evening session, Daniel Morad and team MONTAPLAST by Land Morotosport Audi R8 LMS GT3 finished 11th.
The WRT Speedstar Audi Sport effort of Audi Canada with Roman DeAngelis had finished the night session in seventh place and today broke into the top 15 once more by finishing in 13th place.
Pfaff Motorsport, with their very popular plaid livery, ended the session in 21st place.
All is set now for the Rolex 24 as teams were still working into the evening preparing their cars to the best they can so to cover the gruelling 24-hour challenge they are facing.
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