VIR IMSA: Pilet fastest in FP2 for Porsche
Porsche’s Patrick Pilet set the pace in the second practice session for the GT-only round of the IMSA WeatherTech SportsCar Championship at Virginia International Raceway.
Despite predictions of rain, the session stayed dry. Pilet surged to the top of the times in his #911 911 RSR with 13 minutes remaining, lapping in 1m41.234s to topple Antonio Garcia’s Corvette C7.R from the top spot.
Earl Bamber was third quickest in the #912 Porsche, a tenth of a second off the pacesetting sister car. Richard Westbrook was the quickest Ford, just 0.006s behind Bamber in the #67 GT in fourth.
Jesse Krohn was fifth fastest in the first of the RLL-run BMW M8s, ahead of Dirk Muller (Ford), Tommy Milner (Corvette) and Tom Blomqvist’s BMW.
In GT Daytona, Jack Hawksworth set the pace in the AIM-Vasser Sullivan Lexus, ahead of Robby Foley in the #96 Turner Motorsports BMW M6 GT3 and Bryan Sellers in the #48 Paul Miller Racing Lamborghini Huracan GT3.
The session was briefly interrupted near the end when Andy Lally’s Magnus Racing Lamborghini suffered a major technical issue.
Earlier, Katherine Legge had a big moment in the #57 Meyer Shank Racing Acura NSX GT3 early on due to a suspension problem, but didn’t hit anything and the car was repaired in time for her new teammate, Alice Powell, to get out on track at the end of the session.
|1|| Patrick Pilet |
|Porsche 911 RSR||30||1'41.234|
|2|| Jan Magnussen |
|3|| Earl Bamber |
|Porsche 911 RSR||31||1'41.337||0.103|
|4|| Ryan Briscoe |
|5|| Jesse Krohn |
|BMW M8 GTE||27||1'41.574||0.340|
|6|| Joey Hand |
|7|| Oliver Gavin |
|8|| Tom Blomqvist |
Connor de Phillippi
|BMW M8 GTE||27||1'42.252||1.018|
|9|| Richard Heistand |
|Lexus RC F GT3||25||1'43.783||2.549|
|10|| Bill Auberlen |
|BMW M6 GT3||29||1'43.944||2.710|
|11|| Bryan Sellers |
|Lamborghini Huracan GT3||25||1'44.273||3.039|
|12|| Cooper MacNeil |
|Ferrari 488 GT3||28||1'44.344||3.110|
|13|| Paul Holton |
|McLaren 720S GT3||19||1'44.415||3.181|
|14|| Ben Keating |
|15|| Gar Robinson |
|16|| Patrick Lindsey |
|Porsche 911 GT3 R||25||1'44.660||3.426|
|17|| Frankie Montecalvo |
|Lexus RC F GT3||25||1'44.953||3.719|
|18|| Scott Hargrove |
|Porsche 911 GT3 R||24||1'44.989||3.755|
|19|| Mario Farnbacher |
|Acura NSX GT3||22||1'45.138||3.904|
|20|| Katherine Legge |
|Acura NSX GT3||14||1'45.449||4.215|
|21|| John Potter |
|Lamborghini Huracan GT3||21||1'45.507||4.273|
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