The # 01 Cadillac DPi-VR initially thanks to Ganassi’s durable additional Scott Dixon for most of the session before Van der Zande guaranteed that the car wouldn’t be hit in a lap of 1’34.146 seconds. Leading the time.
That was 0.3 seconds in the race lap record, the same amount as Ricky Taylor who left Wayne Taylor Racing Acura ARX-05 late to soar the P2 timesheet.
Felipe Nasr was the best performer in Loic Duval’s JDC Mirror Motorsport entry, with the # 31 Action Express Racing Caddy jumping forward until the last 20 minutes.
The second AXR Cadillac, Simon Pagenaud, was a Meyer Shank Racing Acura, 0.58 seconds from P1 and 0.2 seconds faster than another French Olivier Pla, exactly matching his fellow IndyCar driver.
Only Mazda completed just one shakedown lap at the end of the session, and the team chose to install a new engine and gearbox and spend the night on scheduled maintenance.
PR1 / Matthias Motorsport maintained its excellence in LMP2, and Mickel Jensen’s best lap was about a quarter second above Matthew Vaxiviere in Tower Motorsport by Starworks Machine. Robert Kubica set the third fastest time in a high class racing entry.
In LMP3, Jerone Brigmoren overcame the early hitch and turned the fastest lap in its class. His Riley Motorsport Ligier finished 0.15 seconds earlier than Laurent Hohr of the Müllner Motorsport Ducaine.
Yann Clairay did some damage to Sean Creech Motorsports Ligier, but co-driver Wayne Boyd finished third fastest in his class.
At GT Le Mans, Corvette Racing’s C8.R finished Session 1-2, and new hire Nick Tandy was one-tenth second behind champion Antonio Garcia.
The best lap at Davide Rigon’s Rishi Compezizione Ferrari 488 was only one-hundredth behind Weathertech Racing’s Proton Porsche and two BMW M8s.
Marco Mapelli did his best to take the lead in GT Daytona at the # 111 Glasser Racing Lamborghini Huracán, 0.15 seconds ahead of Aaron Telitz. The Wasser Sullivan Racing Lexus RC F seems to be quite fast.
Frankie Montecarb’s second Lexus finished in 4th place and was separated from its sister car by the impressive Earl Bamber of Team Hardpoint EBM Porsche 911 GT3 R.
Aidan Reed was fifth in the Turner Motorsport BMW M6, ahead of Maro Engel in the Winward Racing Mercedes-AMG GT3.
The fourth and final practice is one hour and begins at 11:20 am local time (eastern) on Friday.
Ganassi Cadillac leads night practice at Daytona
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