THE TOP THREE CARS WITHIN TWPO TENTHS OF A SECOND AS MAZDA SPLIT CADILLAC TO TAKE SECOND PLACE
Felipe Nasr had the task of qualifying the #31 Whelen Engineering Cadillac Dpi and drove away with the fastest time if the session on his fifth lap. His time of 1:34.311 edged out second place #55 Mazda Motorsport driver Oliver Jarvis (1:34.442) by .131 seconds. Third was another Cadillac DPi, this one #5 Mustang Sampling / JDC-Miller MotorSports Cadillac DPi (1:34.485) driven by Tristan Vautier.
There is a good showing in the LMP2 class and Pole went to Ben Keating driving the #52 PR1 Mathiasen Motorsports ORECA LMP2. His pole time was a 1:37.368. In second, we find #20 High Class Racing ORECA LMP2 07 of Dennis Andersen (1:38.532) and third #47 Cetilar Racing Dallara LMP2 of Roberto Lacorte (1:38.573).
The newly added LMP3 class pole went to #6 Muehlner Motorsports America Duqueine D08 with Moritz Kranz at the wheel. His time was 1:42.384. Second on the LMP3 grid will be #7 Forty7 Motorsports Duqueine D08 as Ryan Norman lapped the Daytona Speedway with a time of 1:43.623. He will be followed by #38 Performance Tech Motorsports Ligier JS P320 of Rasmus Lindh (1:43.676).
The battle in GTLM was won by Marco Wittman in the #24 BMW Team RLL BMW M8 GTE with a time of 1:42.980. Thew sister car #25 BMW Team RLL BMW M8 GTE driven by Timo Glock came in second (1:43.343) and third went to #4 Corvette Racing Chevrolet Corvette C8.R of Alexander Sims with his time of 1:43.631.
Finally the GTD class pole winner, as we mentioned on a previous post, is Ryan Hardwick in the #16 Wright Motorsports Porsche 911 GT3R with his time of 1:46.831. Second is the #21 AF Corse Ferrari 488 GT3 driven by Simon Mann who recorded a time of 1:47.095. Starting third in the GTD class tomorrow will be Madison Snow for Paul Miller Racing Lamborghini Huracan GT3 (1:47.182)
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Now the teams are preparing for the evening practice session scheduled from 7pm to 9pm.
Tomorrow morning, a 10 minutes warm-up is on schedule followed by the Motul Pole award 100 race at 2:05pm.
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