17 cars were on track for the prototype session, 7 LMP1, 10 LMP2, 3.56 mile Daytona Road course was busy in the last few minutes of the session, but Felipe Nasr was the land of AXR I chose the way to Paul.
Oliver Jarvis’ last groove effort on the only Mazda RT24-P was shortened by 0.131 seconds, putting Tristan Votier’s JDC Mirror Motorsport Cadillac in third place ahead of IMSA’s novice Kevin Magnussen in Chip Ganassi Racing’s caddy. It was enough to keep.
Wayne Taylor Racing and Meyer Shank Racing’s Acura ARX-05 filled the third row, with seven-time NASCAR Cup Champion Jimmie Johnson in seventh place, 1.377 seconds away from teammate Nasr.
Ben Keating landed the PR1 Matthias Motorsport LMP2 pole on a lap of 1’37.589 seconds. ..
At LMP3, Moritz Kranz from Muhlhner Motorsports was the only driver to beat all GTLM times. The first lap was 1 minute 42.782 seconds, then 1 minute 42.384 – 0.6 seconds ahead of the GT pacesetter. Former Indy Lights driver Ryan Norman was second fastest at a similar Forty 7 Motorsport Duquene-Nissan, more than 1.2 seconds behind.
The fastest Rigier was Performance Tech Motorsport’s Rasmus Lind, just one-hundredth behind Norman. John Bennett, on the other hand, was down 2.6 seconds on Core Autosport’s entry, far ahead of Sean Creech Motorsport’s Lance Wilsey.
GTD Allegra Motorsport Mercedes AMG GT3’s Daniel Morado stopped the course in the third sector before setting a typical time in the GT session, requiring 25 cars to set the time in just 8 minutes.
In the end, GT Le Mans saw a considerable separation between the four marks represented. Marco Wittmann and Timo Glock scored 1-2 on the RLL-run BMW M8 at 0.363 second intervals, and Whitman cleared the next non-BMW for 0.65 seconds.
Corvette Racing rookie Alexander Sims placed a marker by defeating champion teammate Jordan Taylor in C8.R by a tenth.
Alessandropia Gidi drifted more than 0.5 seconds from Taylor, driving the Risi Competizione Ferrari 488 1.3 seconds away from Whitman, and Cooper MacNeil returning another second with the Weathertech Racing Proton Porsche 911 RSR.
At GT Daytona, along with teammates Jan Heylen and Pat Long, Ryan Hardwick, who won the final IMSA race, the 2020 12 Hours of Sebring, was back in light motorsport this afternoon. Hardwick set the fastest time more than a quarter of a second ahead of Simon Mann’s AF Corse Ferrari 488, while Madison Snow’s Paul Mirror Racing Lamborghini Huracán was less than 0.1 seconds behind.
Russell Ward (Winward Racing Mercedes) and Ian James (Heart of Racing Aston Martin Vantage) have become five different constructors in the top five.
Nasr puts AXR Cadillac on pole for qualifying race
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