Rolex 24: Allmendinger leads FP2 in Meyer Shank Acura

A.J. Allmendinger proved he hasn’t lost his sportscar chops, topping second practice by more than a quarter second in the Meyer Shank Racing Acura ARX-05.

The former open-wheel ace Allmendinger lapped the 3.56-mile course in 1min34.287sec, compared with six-time IndyCar champion Scott Dixon’s 1min34.562sec in the Chip Ganassi Racing Cadillac DPi-V.R.

Another two Cadillacs, those of Kamui Kobayashi (#48 Ally Action Express Racing) and Sebastien Bourdais (JDC Miller Motorsports) were third and fourth fastest – the latter just a hair faster than Jonathan Bomarito in the Mazda RT24-P.

In LMP2, Mikkel Jensen kept PR1 Mathiasen Motorsports at the top of the times with an excellent 1min35.979sec, barely 0.4sec slower than the slowest DPi time. Jensen was 0.17sec ahead of Matthieu Vaxiviere in the Tower Motorsports by Starworks machine, with Robert Kubica third for High Class Racing.

Dylan Murry’s best effort ensured Riley Motorsports again topped LMP3, this time ahead of the sister car driven by Scott Andrews. Road To Indy rising star Rasmus Lindh was third fastest for Performance Tech Motorsports, a tenth ahead of veteran and former Prototype champion Joao Barbosa in the Sean Creech Motorsports car. Ryan Norman was fastest Duqueine driver.

Gianmaria Bruni caused a stir with fastest time in GT Le Mans, driving the new WeatherTech Racing Proton Porsche 919, lapping a tenth faster than James Calado in the Risi Competizione Ferrari 488. Meanwhile, Antonio Garcia and Tommy Milner kept their Corvettes ahead of the BMWs.

Mirko Bortolotti finished GT Daytona’s portion of the session on top, ahead of a trio of Porsche 911 GT3 Rs – Team TGM (Owen Trinkler), Team Hardpoint EBM (Katherine Legge) and Pfaff Motorsports (Laurens Vanthoor).

The 1hr45min third practice begins at 7.15pm local (Eastern) time.

Cla Num Driver Class Chassis Laps Time Gap
1 60 Dane Cameron
Olivier Pla
Juan Pablo Montoya
A.J. Allmendinger
DPi Acura DPi 25 1’34.287  
2 48 Jimmie Johnson
Kamui Kobayashi
Simon Pagenaud
Mike Rockenfeller
DPi Cadillac DPi 28 1’34.519 0.232
3 01 Renger van der Zande
Kevin Magnussen
Scott Dixon
DPi Cadillac DPi 24 1’34.562 0.275
4 5 Tristan Vautier
Loic Duval
Sébastien Bourdais
DPi Cadillac DPi 25 1’34.816 0.529
5 55 Oliver Jarvis
Harry Tincknell
Jonathan Bomarito
DPi Mazda DPi 32 1’34.836 0.549
6 10 Ricky Taylor
Filipe Albuquerque
Alexander Rossi
Helio Castroneves
DPi Acura DPi 26 1’35.272 0.985
7 31 Felipe Nasr
Mike Conway
Pipo Derani
Chase Elliott
DPi Cadillac DPi 29 1’35.345 1.058
8 52 Ben Keating
Mikkel Jensen
Scott Huffaker
Nicolas Lapierre
LMP2 ORECA LMP2 07 30 1’35.979 1.692
9 8 John Farano
Gabriel Aubry
Timothé Buret
Matthieu Vaxiviere
LMP2 ORECA LMP2 07 26 1’36.154 1.867
10 20 Dennis Andersen
Ferdinand Habsburg
Anders Fjordbach
Robert Kubica
LMP2 ORECA LMP2 07 30 1’36.853 2.566
11 29 Frits van Eerd
Giedo van der Garde
Job Van Uitert
Charles Milesi
LMP2 ORECA LMP2 07 35 1’36.866 2.579
12 81 Rob Hodes
Garett Grist
Rinus van Kalmthout
Ben Hanley
LMP2 ORECA LMP2 07 32 1’36.911 2.624
13 82 Eric Lux
Devlin DeFrancesco
Fabian Schiller
Christopher Mies
LMP2 ORECA LMP2 07 28 1’37.086 2.799
14 11 Thomas Steven
Tristan Nunez
Thomas Merrill
Matthew Bell
LMP2 ORECA LMP2 07 27 1’38.499 4.212
15 47 Roberto Lacorte
Antonio Fuoco
Andrea Belicchi
Giorgio Sernagiotto
LMP2 Dallara LMP2 34 1’38.645 4.358
16 51 Cody Ware
Salih Yoluc
Austin Dillon
Sven Muller
LMP2 Ligier LMP2 33 1’39.480 5.193
17 18 Dwight Merriman
Kyle Tilley
Ryan Dalziel
Paul-Loup Chatin
LMP2 ORECA LMP2 07 22 1’41.098 6.811
18 79 Cooper MacNeil
Kevin Estre
Richard Lietz
Gianmaria Bruni
GTLM Porsche 911 RSR – 19 25 1’42.600 8.313
19 62 James Calado
Alessandro Pier Guidi
Jules Gounon
Davide Rigon
GTLM Ferrari 488 GTE 29 1’42.754 8.467
20 3 Antonio Garcia
Jordan Taylor
Nick Catsburg
GTLM Corvette C8.R 29 1’42.827 8.540
21 4 Tommy Milner
Nick Tandy
Alexander Sims
GTLM Corvette C8.R 27 1’42.967 8.680
22 91 Jim Cox
Dylan Murry
Austin McCusker
Jeroen Bleekemolen
LMP3 Ligier JS P320 28 1’43.175 8.888
23 25 Connor de Phillippi
Philipp Eng
Timo Glock
Bruno Spengler
GTLM BMW M8 GTE 26 1’43.230 8.943
24 24 John Edwards
Jesse Krohn
Augusto Farfus
Marco Wittmann
GTLM BMW M8 GTE 30 1’43.432 9.145
25 74 Gar Robinson
Spencer Pigot
Scott Andrews
Oliver Askew
LMP3 Ligier JS P320 27 1’43.570 9.283
26 38 Rasmus Lindh
Cameron Cassels
Mateo Llarena
Ayrton Ori
LMP3 Ligier JS P320 29 1’43.814 9.527
27 33 Lance Willsey
Joao Barbosa
Wayne Boyd
Yann Clairay
LMP3 Ligier JS P320 29 1’43.924 9.637
28 7 Mark Kvamme
Ryan Norman
Gabby Chaves
Charles Finelli
LMP3 Duqueine D08 31 1’43.993 9.706
29 6 Moritz Kranz
Hoerr Laurents
Kenton Koch
Stevan McAleer
LMP3 Duqueine D08 29 1’44.233 9.946
30 54 Jon Bennett
George Kurtz
Colin Braun
Matt McMurry
LMP3 Ligier JS P320 26 1’44.947 10.660
31 111 Rolf Ineichen
Mirko Bortolotti
Steijn Schothorst
Marco Mapelli
GTD Lamborghini Huracan GT3 29 1’45.690 11.403
32 64 Ted Giovanis
Owen Trinkler
Hugh Plumb
Matt Plumb
GTD Porsche 911 GT3 R 27 1’45.933 11.646
33 88 Rob Ferriol
Earl Bamber
Katherine Legge
Christina Nielsen
GTD Porsche 911 GT3 R 29 1’45.958 11.671
34 9 Zacharie Robichon
Laurens Vanthoor
Lars Kern
Matt Campbell
GTD Porsche 911 GT3 R 27 1’46.068 11.781
35 44 John Potter
Andy Lally
Spencer Pumpelly
Mario Farnbacher
GTD Acura NSX GT3 27 1’46.161 11.874
36 1 Bryan Sellers
Madison Snow
Corey Lewis
Andrea Caldarelli
GTD Lamborghini Huracan GT3 29 1’46.286 11.999
37 63 Ed Jones
Bret Curtis
Ryan Briscoe
Marcos Gomes
GTD Ferrari 488 GT3 27 1’46.310 12.023
38 57 Russell Ward
Philip Ellis
Indy Dontje
Maro Engel
GTD Mercedes-AMG GT3 30 1’46.357 12.070
39 16 Ryan Hardwick
Patrick Long
Jan Heylen
Klaus Bachler
GTD Porsche 911 GT3 R 28 1’46.552 12.265
40 19 Mikhail Goikhberg
Franck Perera
Albert Costa
Tim Zimmermann
GTD Lamborghini Huracan GT3 26 1’46.584 12.297
41 14 Aaron Telitz
Oliver Gavin
Kyle Kirkwood
Jack Hawksworth
GTD Lexus RC F GT3 21 1’46.698 12.411
42 97 Maxwell Root
Charles Eastwood
Ben Keating
Richard Westbrook
GTD Aston Martin Vantage GT3 24 1’46.742 12.455
43 75 Kenny Habul
Raffaele Marciello
Mikael Grenier
Luca Stolz
GTD Mercedes-AMG GT3 29 1’46.743 12.456
44 21 Simon Mann
Nicklas Nielsen
Daniel Serra
Matteo Cressoni
GTD Ferrari 488 GT3 25 1’46.773 12.486
45 12 Robert Megennis
Zach Veach
Townsend Bell
Frankie Montecalvo
GTD Lexus RC F GT3 22 1’46.882 12.595
46 23 Ian James
Roman De Angelis
Darren Turner
Ross Gunn
GTD Aston Martin Vantage GT3 28 1’47.058 12.771
47 42 Alan Metni
Andrew Davis
J.R. Hildebrand
Don Yount
GTD Audi R8 LMS GT3 30 1’47.495 13.208
48 28 Daniel Morad
Michael de Quesada
Billy Johnson
Maximilian Buhk
GTD Mercedes-AMG GT3 15 1’47.679 13.392
49 96 Bill Auberlen
Robby Foley
Aidan Read
Colton Herta
GTD BMW M6 GT3 0 0.000  
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