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Penske Acura squad leads Daytona 24 Hours practice

The Penske Acura squad topped both sessions of free practice ahead of qualifying later today for this weekend's Daytona 24 Hours.

Juan Pablo Montoya was quickest aboard the #6 Acura in the first practice period for the IMSA SportsCar Championship opener, before Ricky Taylor topped the order in the sister #7 car during the second session.

Montoya posted a 1m49.917s in the 60-minute opening session held on a damp track, which put him just 0.039s up on Olivier Pla in the second-placed Mazda RT24-P.

Taylor ended up more than two tenths quicker than the next best Daytona Prototype international on a dry track in a 90-minute second session that finished in light drizzle.

The 2017 winner of the Daytona enduro jumped to the head of the times after an early red-flag stoppage with a 1m35.359s, before improving to a 1m34.904s.

Oliver Jarvis went second with a 1m35.274s in the Mazda he shares with Pla and Tristan Nunez and then lowered that mark to 1m35.119s before the conditions deteriorated in the closing minutes.

The second of the Mazda Team Joest entry took third in the times with a 1m35.430s from Harry Tincknell set early in the session.

Cadillac, which has won the past three editions of the Rolex-sponsored 24 Hours, took third and fourth in the two sessions.

Matheus Leist was three tenths off Montoya's pace with a 1m50.316s aboard the best of the JDC-Miller Caddy DPi-V.Rs in the first session, while Wayne Taylor Racing's Ryan Briscoe trailed the Acura at the top of the times by more than half a second with a 1m35.467 set early in session two.

Fastest LMP2 car across the two sessions was the DragonSpeed ORECA-Gibson 07 in which Ben Hanley posted a 1m37.418s in the second session.

DrangonSpeed Daytona 24 2020

Porsche blocked out the top two positions in the GT Le Mans class in both sessions.

Earl Bamber was fastest in the damp during session one with a 1m57.031s aboard the #912 Porsche 911 RSR run by the factory CORE Autosport squad, edging out Nick Tandy in the sister car by three tenths

Laurens Vanthoor, who won the GTLM title with Bamber last year, went quickest in the dry with a 1m42.508s, which was six tenths up on Tandy's 1m43.150s.

Chevrolet ended up third fastest behind the Porsches in both session with its new mid-engined eighth-generation Corvette courtesy of times set by Antonio Garcia.

The Spaniard's 1m43.410s in the #3 Chevrolet Corvette C8.R in the dry in session two left him just over two tenths down on Tandy.

Oliver Gavin was fourth fastest in the dry in the second of the Corvette Racing entries, while Jesse Krohn set the best BMW time of the day in one of the Rahal-run M8 GTEs with a 1m44.204s.


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The GT Daytona pack was led Mirko Bortolotti aboard WRT's Audi R8 LMS in the damp session, while Robby Foley was quickest in the dry in the Turner Motorsport BMW M6 GT3.

Qualifying for the Daytona 24 Hours begins at 4.15pm local time.

FP1 times

PosClassDriverTeamCarGap
1DPiD.Cameron, S.Pagenaud, J.P.MontoyaAcura Team PenskeAcura1m49.917s
2DPiO.Jarvis, T.Nunez, O.PlaMazda Team JoestMazda0.039s
3DPiJ.Piedrahita, M.Leist, C.Miller, T.VautierJDC-Miller MotorsportsCadillac0.399s
4DPiS.Bourdais, L.Duval, J.BarbosaJDC-Mustang Sampling RacingCadillac1.137s
5DPiR.Taylor, H.Castroneves, A.RossiAcura Team PenskeAcura1.309s
6DPiR.van der Zande, R.Briscoe, S.Dixon, K.KobayashiKonica Minolta Cadillac DPi-V.RCadillac1.587s
7DPiJ.Bomarito, H.Tincknell, R.H.-ReayMazda Team JoestMazda1.861s
8LMP2R.Dalziel, D.H.Hansson, J.Farano, N.LapierreTower Motorsport by StarworksORECA/Gibson2.276s
9LMP2B.Hanley, H.Hedman, C.Braun, H.NeweyDragonSpeedORECA/Gibson3.638s
10LMP2B.Keating, S.Trummer, N.Boulle, G.AubryPR1/Mathiasen MotorsportsORECA/Gibson5.935s
11GTLML.Vanthoor, E.Bamber, M.JaminetPorsche GT TeamPorsche7.114s
12GTLMM.Campbell, N.Tandy, F.MakowieckiPorsche GT TeamPorsche7.434s
13LMP2C.Cassels, R.Masson, K.Masson, D.YountPerformance Tech MotorsportsORECA/Gibson8.039s
14GTLMA.Garcia, J.Taylor, N.CatsburgCorvette RacingChevrolet8.074s
15GTDM.Bortolotti, R.Ineichen, D.Morad, D.VanthoorWRT Speedstar Audi SportAudi8.846s
16GTDD.Olsen, Z.Robichon, L.Kern, P.PiletPfaff MotorsportsPorsche8.857s
17GTDR.Heistand, S.Schothorst, F.Perera, A.CostaGRT Grasser Racing TeamLamborghini8.926s
18GTDF.Montecalvo, S.Gisbergen, A.Telitz, T.BellAIM Vasser SullivanLexus9.264s
19GTDT.Pappas, J.Bleekemolen, S.Muller, T.EstepBlack Swan RacingPorsche9.351s
20GTLMO.Gavin, T.Milner, M.FasslerCorvette RacingChevrolet9.749s
21GTLMC.De Phillippi, P.Eng, B.Spengler, C.HertaBMW Team RLLBMW9.798s
22GTDC.Nielsen, K.Legge, T.Calderon, R.FreyGEAR Racing powered by GRT GrasserLamborghini9.904s
23GTDJ.Potter, A.Lally, S.Pumpelly, M.MapelliGRT Magnus Racing TeamLamborghini9.955s
24GTDR.Hardwick, P.Long, A.Imperato, K.BachlerWright MotorsportsPorsche10.068s
25GTDL.Aschenbach, B.Keating, G.Robinson, F.FragaRiley MotorsportsMercedes10.135s
26GTLMJ.M.Edwards, A.Farfus, C.Mostert, J.KrohnBMW Team RLLBMW10.164s
27GTDP.Lamy, R.Gunn, M.Lauda, A.WatsonAston Martin RacingAston Martin10.207s
28GTDP.Chase, J.Hawksworth, M.De Quesada, K.BuschAIM Vasser SullivanLexus11.234s
29GTLMJ.Calado, A.P.Guidi, D.Serra, D.RigonRisi CompetizioneFerrari11.658s
30LMP2K.Tilley, D.Merriman, R.Lewis, N.MinassianEra MotorsportsORECA/Gibson11.694s
31GTDR.Foley, J.Klingmann, B.Auberlen, D.MachavernTurner MotorsportBMW12.724s
32GTDM.Farnbacher, M.McMurry, S.Michimi, J.GounonMeyer Shank Racing with Curb-AgajanianAcura13.202s
33GTDB.Gdovic, E.Lux, M.Kvamme, J.HoggardPrecision Performance MotorsportsLamborghini20.027s
34GTDI.James, N.Thiim, R.De Angelis, A.RiberasHeart of Racing TeamAston Martin-
35DPiM.Conway, P.Derani, F.Albuquerque, F.NasrWhelen Engineering RacingCadillac-
36GTDM.Snow, B.Sellers, C.Lewis, A.CaldarelliPaul Miller RacingLamborghini-
37GTDA.Parente, M.Goikhberg, T.Hindman, A.AllmendingerHeinricher Racing with Meyer Shank RacingAcura-
38GTDC.MacNeil, T.Vilander, J.Westphal, A.BalzanScuderia CorsaFerrari-

FP2 times

PosClassDriverTeamCarGap
1DPiR.Taylor, H.Castroneves, A.RossiAcura Team PenskeAcura1m34.904s
2DPiO.Jarvis, T.Nunez, O.PlaMazda Team JoestMazda0.215s
3DPiJ.Bomarito, H.Tincknell, R.H.-ReayMazda Team JoestMazda0.526s
4DPiR.van der Zande, R.Briscoe, S.Dixon, K.KobayashiKonica Minolta Cadillac DPi-V.RCadillac0.563s
5DPiM.Conway, P.Derani, F.Albuquerque, F.NasrWhelen Engineering RacingCadillac0.618s
6DPiJ.Piedrahita, M.Leist, C.Miller, T.VautierJDC-Miller MotorsportsCadillac0.939s
7DPiS.Bourdais, L.Duval, J.BarbosaJDC-Mustang Sampling RacingCadillac1.253s
8LMP2B.Hanley, H.Hedman, C.Braun, H.NeweyDragonSpeedORECA/Gibson2.514s
9LMP2R.Dalziel, D.H.Hansson, J.Farano, N.LapierreTower Motorsport by StarworksORECA/Gibson3.467s
10LMP2B.Keating, S.Trummer, N.Boulle, G.AubryPR1/Mathiasen MotorsportsORECA/Gibson3.674s
11LMP2C.Cassels, R.Masson, K.Masson, D.YountPerformance Tech MotorsportsORECA/Gibson3.759s
12LMP2K.Tilley, D.Merriman, R.Lewis, N.MinassianEra MotorsportsORECA/Gibson4.404s
13GTLML.Vanthoor, E.Bamber, M.JaminetPorsche GT TeamPorsche7.604s
14GTLMM.Campbell, N.Tandy, F.MakowieckiPorsche GT TeamPorsche8.246s
15GTLMA.Garcia, J.Taylor, N.CatsburgCorvette RacingChevrolet8.506s
16GTLMO.Gavin, T.Milner, M.FasslerCorvette RacingChevrolet8.573s
17GTLMJ.M.Edwards, A.Farfus, C.Mostert, J.KrohnBMW Team RLLBMW9.300s
18GTLMJ.Calado, A.P.Guidi, D.Serra, D.RigonRisi CompetizioneFerrari9.735s
19GTLMC.De Phillippi, P.Eng, B.Spengler, C.HertaBMW Team RLLBMW9.876s
20GTDR.Foley, J.Klingmann, B.Auberlen, D.MachavernTurner MotorsportBMW11.017s
21GTDD.Olsen, Z.Robichon, L.Kern, P.PiletPfaff MotorsportsPorsche11.189s
22GTDR.Heistand, S.Schothorst, F.Perera, A.CostaGRT Grasser Racing TeamLamborghini11.599s
23GTDM.Snow, B.Sellers, C.Lewis, A.CaldarelliPaul Miller RacingLamborghini11.821s
24GTDC.MacNeil, T.Vilander, J.Westphal, A.BalzanScuderia CorsaFerrari11.881s
25GTDA.Parente, M.Goikhberg, T.Hindman, A.AllmendingerHeinricher Racing with Meyer Shank RacingAcura11.915s
26GTDR.Hardwick, P.Long, A.Imperato, K.BachlerWright MotorsportsPorsche12.013s
27GTDF.Montecalvo, S.Gisbergen, A.Telitz, T.BellAIM Vasser SullivanLexus12.022s
28GTDM.Farnbacher, M.McMurry, S.Michimi, J.GounonMeyer Shank Racing with Curb-AgajanianAcura12.082s
29GTDM.Bortolotti, R.Ineichen, D.Morad, D.VanthoorWRT Speedstar Audi SportAudi12.127s
30GTDP.Lamy, R.Gunn, M.Lauda, A.WatsonAston Martin RacingAston Martin12.183s
31GTDL.Aschenbach, B.Keating, G.Robinson, F.FragaRiley MotorsportsMercedes12.232s
32GTDJ.Potter, A.Lally, S.Pumpelly, M.MapelliGRT Magnus Racing TeamLamborghini12.506s
33GTDB.Gdovic, E.Lux, M.Kvamme, J.HoggardPrecision Performance MotorsportsLamborghini12.767s
34GTDC.Nielsen, K.Legge, T.Calderon, R.FreyGEAR Racing powered by GRT GrasserLamborghini12.870s
35GTDI.James, N.Thiim, R.De Angelis, A.RiberasHeart of Racing TeamAston Martin13.005s
36DPiD.Cameron, S.Pagenaud, J.P.MontoyaAcura Team PenskeAcura-
37GTDP.Chase, J.Hawksworth, M.De Quesada, K.BuschAIM Vasser SullivanLexus-
38GTDT.Pappas, J.Bleekemolen, S.Muller, T.EstepBlack Swan RacingPorsche-


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