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Practice report
IMSA Roar Before the 24

Rolex 24: Blomqvist puts Meyer Shank Racing on top in FP2

Tom Blomqvist, in his first event for Meyer Shank Racing, made his presence felt with a late surge to the top of the times in second practice in the Roar Before the Rolex 24 at Daytona.

#60 Meyer Shank Racing W/Curb-Agajanian Acura DPi: Oliver Jarvis, Tom Blomqvist, Helio Castroneves, Simon Pagenaud

Lapping the course in 1min34.351sec, Blomqvist eclipsed by over three-tenths of a second the best efforts of Filipe Albuquerque in the similar Wayne Taylor Racing Acura ARX-05 that had led opening practice.

Next up was impressive Daytona debutant, reigning IndyCar champion Alex Palou in the #01 Cadillac DPi-V.R of Chip Ganassi Racing, which headed the sister car of #02 fulltimer Earl Bamber by just three hundredths.

This pair were more than four-tenths of a second clear of the next best Caddy, the JDC-Miller MotorSports machine driven by Tristan Vautier, while Action Express Cadillac pair Tristan Nunez and Jimmie Johnson were sixth and seventh.

Rene Rast headed LMP2 in the G-Drive Racing by APR Oreca, within two tenths of slowest DPi time, and less than 1.6sec off Blomqvist’s top time. Fabio Scherer of High Class Racing was next up, ahead of Mikkel Jensen in one of PR1/Mathiasen Motorsport’s cars, and Louis Deletraz of Tower Motorsport.

IndyCar stars Rinus VeeKay of Racing Team Nederland, and Colton Herta in the DragonSpeed entry were fifth and eighth respectively.

Malthe Jacobsen propelled Sean Creech Motorsport’s Ligier to the top of LMP3, a couple of tenths faster than CORE autosport’s reliable ace Colin Braun. Felipe Fraga in the Riley Motorsports car was third, narrowly edging Gabby Chaves in the Andretti Autosport car. The fastest Duqueine driver was fifth, namely Ugo de Wilde in the Muehlner Motorsports entry.

Unlike in FP1, a GTD Pro car topped the GT times, Mirko Bortolotti lapping his TR3 Racing Lamborghini Huracan in 1min46.516sec, one tenth faster than the fastest GTD car, the Sun Energy 1 Mercedes-AMG GT3 piloted by Raffaele Marciello.

Matthieu Jaminet slotted the Pfaff Motorsports Porsche 911 GT3 R into third fastest (second in GTD Pro) while Winward Racing’s Mikael Grenier and Alegra Motorsports’ Maxi Goetz were next in a pair of Mercedes.

Laurens Vanthoor’s best effort in the KCMG Porsche left him third in GTD Pro, chased by Crucial Motorsports’ McLaren 720S and Magnus Racing’s Aston Martin Vantage.

Third practice begins at 10am local (Eastern) time.

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Cla Driver Class Chassis Laps Time Gap
1 United Kingdom Oliver Jarvis
United Kingdom Tom Blomqvist
Brazil Helio Castroneves
France Simon Pagenaud
DPi Acura DPi 37 1'34.351
2 United States Ricky Taylor
Portugal Filipe Albuquerque
United States Alexander Rossi
United Kingdom Will Stevens
DPi Acura DPi 38 1'34.687 0.336
3 Netherlands Renger van der Zande
France Sébastien Bourdais
New Zealand Scott Dixon
Spain Alex Palou
DPi Cadillac DPi 37 1'34.712 0.361
4 New Zealand Earl Bamber
United Kingdom Alex Lynn
Sweden Marcus Ericsson
Denmark Kevin Magnussen
DPi Cadillac DPi 26 1'34.746 0.395
5 France Tristan Vautier
United Kingdom Richard Westbrook
France Loic Duval
United States Ben Keating
DPi Cadillac DPi 35 1'35.182 0.831
6 Brazil Pipo Derani
United States Tristan Nunez
United Kingdom Mike Conway
DPi Cadillac DPi 40 1'35.433 1.082
7 United States Jimmie Johnson
Japan Kamui Kobayashi
Germany Mike Rockenfeller
Argentina Jose Maria Lopez
DPi Cadillac DPi 38 1'35.795 1.444
8 France François Heriau
Oliver Rasmussen
United Arab Emirates Ed Jones
Germany René Rast
LMP2 ORECA LMP2 07 46 1'35.933 1.582
9 Denmark Dennis Andersen
Denmark Anders Fjordbach
Switzerland Fabio Scherer
Nico Mueller
LMP2 ORECA LMP2 07 45 1'36.309 1.958
10 United States Ben Keating
Denmark Mikkel Jensen
Scott Huffaker
France Nicolas Lapierre
LMP2 ORECA LMP2 07 38 1'36.480 2.129
11 Canada John Farano
Switzerland Louis Deletraz
Rui Pinto
Austria Ferdinand Habsburg
LMP2 ORECA LMP2 07 39 1'37.164 2.813
12 Netherlands Frits van Eerd
Netherlands Giedo van der Garde
Murry Dylan
Netherlands Rinus van Kalmthout
LMP2 ORECA LMP2 07 41 1'37.557 3.206
13 United States John Falb
Australia James Allen
Italy Luca Ghiotto
Tijmen van
LMP2 ORECA LMP2 07 38 1'37.571 3.220
14 Dwight Merriman
United Kingdom Kyle Tilley
United Kingdom Ryan Dalziel
France Paul-Loup Chatin
LMP2 ORECA LMP2 07 26 1'37.624 3.273
15 United States Eric Lux
Canada Devlin DeFrancesco
Mexico Patricio O'Ward
United States Colton Herta
LMP2 ORECA LMP2 07 44 1'37.746 3.395
16 Thomas Steven
United States Josh Pierson
United States Jonathan Bomarito
United Kingdom Harry Tincknell
LMP2 ORECA LMP2 07 42 1'38.035 3.684
17 United States Jim McGuire
United Kingdom Guy Smith
United Kingdom Philip Hanson
United States Will Owen
LMP2 ORECA LMP2 07 39 1'38.185 3.834
18 Portugal Joao Barbosa
Malthe Jakobsen
Seb Priaulx
United States Lance Willsey
LMP3 Ligier JS P320 39 1'43.006 8.655
19 United States Jon Bennett
United States Colin Braun
United States George Kurtz
Sweden Nic Jönsson
LMP3 Ligier JS P320 34 1'43.246 8.895
20 United States Gar Robinson
Brazil Felipe Fraga
Netherlands Kay van Berlo
United States Michael Cooper
LMP3 Ligier JS P320 32 1'43.643 9.292
21 United States Jarett Andretti
Josh Burdon
Sweden Rasmus Lindh
Colombia Gabby Chaves
LMP3 Ligier JS P320 30 1'43.671 9.320
22 Nolan Siegel
Australia Cameron Shields
Charles Crews
Ugo De
LMP3 Duqueine D08 32 1'43.964 9.613
23 Dan Goldburg
Hikaru Abe
Canada Garett Grist
Nicolas Pino
LMP3 Ligier JS P320 38 1'44.273 9.922
24 United States Mark Kvamme
United States Austin McCusker
United States Trenton Estep
Antoine Doquin
LMP3 Duqueine D08 39 1'44.464 10.113
25 Efrin Castro
Germany Moritz Kranz
Ori Ayrton
United States Joel Miller
LMP3 Duqueine D08 37 1'44.663 10.312
26 Canada Orey Fidani
Canada Kuno Wittmer
Germany Lars Kern
United Kingdom Matthew Bell
LMP3 Duqueine D08 38 1'46.407 12.056
27 Italy Marco Mapelli
Italy Andrea Caldarelli
Italy Mirko Bortolotti
Switzerland Rolf Ineichen
GTD PRO Lamborghini Huracan GT3 41 1'46.516 12.165
28 Australia Kenny Habul
Germany Luca Stolz
Italy Raffaele Marciello
Germany Fabian Schiller
GTD Mercedes-AMG GT3 37 1'46.612 12.261
29 Australia Matt Campbell
France Mathieu Jaminet
Brazil Felipe Nasr
GTD PRO Porsche 911 GT3 R 38 1'46.785 12.434
30 United States Russell Ward
Switzerland Philip Ellis
Canada Mikael Grenier
Austria Lucas Auer
GTD Mercedes-AMG GT3 38 1'46.851 12.500
31 United States Michael de Quesada
Canada Daniel Morad
Linus Lundqvist
Maximillian Goetz
GTD Mercedes-AMG GT3 39 1'46.893 12.542
32 Belgium Laurens Vanthoor
France Patrick Pilet
Norway Dennis Olsen
Switzerland Alexandre Imperatori
GTD PRO Porsche 911 GT3 R 32 1'46.920 12.569
33 Lance Bergstein
Jon Miller
United States Patrick Gallagher
United States Paul Holton
GTD McLaren 720S GT3 40 1'46.999 12.648
34 United States John Potter
United States Andy Lally
United States Spencer Pumpelly
United Kingdom Jonathan Adam
GTD Aston Martin Vantage GT3 38 1'47.026 12.675
35 United States Cooper MacNeil
Spain Daniel Juncadella
Germany Maro Engel
France Jules Gounon
GTD PRO Mercedes-AMG GT3 42 1'47.044 12.693
36 United States Frankie Montecalvo
United States Aaron Telitz
United States Richard Heistand
United States Townsend Bell
GTD Lexus RC F GT3 35 1'47.089 12.738
37 Germany Dirk Muller
Germany Patrick Assenheimer
United States Austin Cindric
GTD PRO Mercedes-AMG GT3 38 1'47.092 12.741
38 United States Mike Skeen
United States Guy Cosmo
United Kingdom Stevan McAleer
Australia Scott Andrews
GTD Mercedes-AMG GT3 36 1'47.098 12.747
39 United States Ryan Hardwick
Canada Zacharie Robichon
Belgium Jan Heylen
Austria Richard Lietz
GTD Porsche 911 GT3 R 39 1'47.148 12.797
40 United Kingdom Ross Gunn
Spain Alex Riberas
Belgium Maxime Martin
GTD PRO Aston Martin Vantage GT3 35 1'47.238 12.887
41 United Kingdom Jack Hawksworth
United Kingdom Ben Barnicoat
United States Kyle Kirkwood
GTD PRO Lexus RC F GT3 33 1'47.252 12.901
42 Kyle Washington
United States James Sofronas
Netherlands Jeroen Bleekemolen
Austria Klaus Bachler
GTD Porsche 911 GT3 R 38 1'47.271 12.920
43 United States Ted Giovanis
United States Hugh Plumb
United States Matt Plumb
United States Owen Trinkler
GTD Porsche 911 GT3 R 33 1'47.487 13.136
44 United States Cooper MacNeil
Julien Andlauer
Italy Matteo Cairoli
Belgium Alessio Picariello
GTD PRO Porsche 911 GT3 R 36 1'47.510 13.159
45 Brendan Iribe
Switzerland Frederik Schandorff
United Kingdom Ollie Millroy
South Africa Jordan Lee Pepper
GTD McLaren 720S GT3 41 1'47.540 13.189
46 Kyffin Simpson
United States Till Bechtolsheimer
United States Marc Miller
Germany Mario Farnbacher
GTD Acura NSX GT3 41 1'47.628 13.277
47 United States Robert Megennis
United States Corey Lewis
United Kingdom Sandy Mitchell
United States Jeff Westphal
GTD Lamborghini Huracan GT3 37 1'47.639 13.288
48 Italy Alessandro Pier Guidi
United Kingdom James Calado
Brazil Daniel Serra
Italy Davide Rigon
GTD PRO Ferrari 488 GT3 35 1'47.799 13.448
49 United States Don Yount
Benja Hites
United States Jaden Conwright
Finland Markus Palttala
GTD Lamborghini Huracan GT3 39 1'47.898 13.547
50 Italy Roberto Lacorte
Italy Giorgio Sernagiotto
Italy Antonio Fuoco
Italy Alessio Rovera
GTD Ferrari 488 GT3 37 1'47.903 13.552
51 Mann Simon
Argentina Luis Perez Companc
Denmark Nicklas Nielsen
Finland Toni Vilander
GTD Ferrari 488 GT3 39 1'47.903 13.552
52 Canada Roman De Angelis
United Kingdom Ian James
United Kingdom Darren Turner
Tom Gamble
GTD Aston Martin Vantage GT3 35 1'47.952 13.601
53 Canada Paul Dalla Lana
David Pittard
Charlie Eastwood
Denmark Nicki Thiim
GTD Aston Martin Vantage GT3 39 1'47.993 13.642
54 France Franck Perera
LLarena Mateo
Germany Paul Maximilian
Canada Mikhail Goikhberg
GTD Lamborghini Huracan GT3 40 1'48.654 14.303
55 United States Bill Sweedler
John Megrue
Italy Giacomo Altoè
United States Jeff Segal
GTD Lamborghini Huracan GT3 40 1'48.848 14.497
56 Rob Ferriol
United Kingdom Katherine Legge
United Kingdom Stefan Wilson
United States Nicholas Boulle
GTD Porsche 911 GT3 R 37 1'48.852 14.501
57 United States Robby Foley
United States Bill Auberlen
Michael Dinan
Germany Jens Klingmann
GTD BMW M4 GT3 38 1'49.081 14.730
58 United States Tommy Milner
United Kingdom Nick Tandy
Denmark Marco Sorensen
GTD PRO Corvette C8.R GTD 35 1'49.132 14.781
59 United States Connor de Phillippi
United States John Edwards
Brazil Augusto Farfus
Finland Jesse Krohn
GTD PRO BMW M4 GT3 21 1'49.141 14.790
60 Spain Antonio Garcia
United States Jordan Taylor
Netherlands Nick Catsburg
GTD PRO Corvette C8.R GTD 37 1'49.191 14.840
61 Austria Philipp Eng
Germany Marco Wittmann
United Kingdom Nick Yelloly
South Africa Sheldon Van Der Linde
GTD PRO BMW M4 GT3 37 1'49.291 14.940

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