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12 Hours of Sebring: Mazda tops practice 2
Olivier Pla
Olivier Pla

Olivier Pla set a 1:46.834 to put the #55 Mazda Team Joest RT24-P quickest in practice 2 for the 12 Hours of Sebring before night practice tonight.

Pla’s time was a tenth quicker than the best lap from Felipe Nasr in Practice 1, the Frenchman’s tour now the fastest DPi time of the week, and almost a second faster than last year’s pole time set by the #90 Spirit of Daytona Cadillac.

Shortly after setting the time though, the #55 hit trouble, Pla grinding to a halt and bringing out the red flags. We doubt the Mazda has any chance of finishing the full 12 hours.

The #31 ended up second fastest this time, and instead of Nasr posting its best lap, this time it was Pipo Derani who went quickest, though he could only manage a time eight tenths off Pla.

The top three was completed by the #10 Wayne Taylor Racing Cadillac, 0.002 further adrift after Jordan Taylor’s personal best.

In LMP2, it was once again PR1 that topped the times, Matt McMurry setting a 1:52.149.

GTLM was the same story in FP2 also, with Porsche leading the way, its #911 911 RSR posting a 1:56.991 from Nick Tandy, to go two tenths up on the #66 Ford GT which put up a 1:57.201 right at the end of the session. The sister Ganassi Ford – the #67 – finished up third, preventing the best of the RLL BMW’s from cracking the top three, Philip Eng reeling off a 1:57.507 in the #24.

It was a BMW on top in GTD however, Turner’s M6 GT3 ending the running with a 2:022.583 from Bill Auberlin. The #11 Grasser Lamborghini Huracan slotted in second, ahead of the #9 Pfaff Porsche.

Practice 2 Results

PosPicNo.ClassDriversCarTimeBehindGap Mph
1155DPiJ. Bomarito /H. Tincknell /O. PlaMazda DPi1:46.834+0.000+0.000 124.695
2231DPiF. Nasr /E. Curran /P. DeraniCadillac DPi1:47.649+0.815 +0.815 123.751
3310DPiR. Van Der Zande /J. Taylor/M. VaxiviereCadillac DPi1:47.651+0.817 +0.002 123.749
447DPiR. Taylor /H. Castroneves /A. RossiAcura DPi1:47.989+1.155 +0.338 123.362
5577DPiO. Jarvis /T. Nunez /T. BernhardMazda DPi1:48.285+1.451 +0.296 123.024
665DPiJ. Barbosa /B. Hartley/F. AlbuquerqueCadillac DPi1:48.652+1.818 +0.367 122.609
776DPiD. Cameron /J. Montoya/S. PagenaudAcura DPi1:48.688+1.854 +0.036 122.568
8854DPiJ. Bennett /C. Braun /R. DumasNissan DPi1:48.963+2.129 +0.275 122.259
9985DPiM. Goikhberg /T. Vautier/J. PiedrahitaCadillac DPi1:48.985+2.151 +0.022 122.234
101050DPiW. Owen /R. Binder /A. CanapinoCadillac DPi1:49.466+2.632 +0.481 121.697
111184DPiS. Trummer /S. Simpson /C. MillerCadillac DPi1:50.018+3.184 +0.552 121.087
12152LMP2M. McMurry /G. Aubry /A. FjorbackORECA LMP21:52.149+5.315 +2.131 118.786
13238LMP2K. Masson /A. Evans /C. CasselsORECA LMP21:55.708+8.874 +3.559 115.132
141911GTLMP. Pilet /N. Tandy /F. MakowieckiPorsche 911 RSR1:56.991+10.157 +1.283 113.869
15266GTLMJ. Hand /D. Mueller /S. BourdaisFord GT1:57.201+10.367 +0.210 113.665
16367GTLMR. Briscoe /R. Westbrook /S. DixonFord GT1:57.406+10.572 +0.205 113.467
17424GTLMJ. Krohn /J. Edwards /P. EngBMW M8 GTE1:57.507+10.673 +0.101 113.369
1853GTLMJ. Magnussen /A. Garcia/M. RockenfellerChevrolet Corvette C7.R1:57.647+10.813 +0.140 113.234
196912GTLME. Bamber /L. Vanthoor /M. JaminetPorsche 911 RSR1:57.656+10.822 +0.009 113.226
20725GTLMT. Blomqvist /C. De Phillippi /C. HertaBMW M8 GTE1:58.127+11.293 +0.471 112.774
2184GTLMO. Gavin /T. Milner /M. FasslerChevrolet Corvette C7.R1:58.446+11.612 +0.319 112.471
22196GTDB. Auberlen /R. Foley /D. MachavernBMW M6 GT32:00.583+13.749 +2.137 110.477
23211GTDR. Ineichen /M. Bortolotti /R. BreukersLamborghini Huracan GT32:00.913+14.079 +0.330 110.176
2439GTDS. Hargrove /Z. Robichon /L. KernPorsche 911 GT3 R2:01.292+14.458 +0.379 109.832
25414GTDR. Heistand /J. Hawksworth/P. FrommenwilerLexus RC F GT32:01.574+14.740 +0.282 109.577
26586GTDM. Farnbacher /T. Hindman /J. MarksAcura NSX GT32:01.581+14.747 +0.007 109.571
27633GTDB. Keating /J. Bleekemolen /F. FragaMercedes-AMG GT32:01.583+14.749 +0.002 109.569
28763GTDC. MacNeil /T. Vilander /J. WestphalFerrari 488 GT32:01.740+14.906 +0.157 109.427
29857GTDK. Legge /A. Beatriz /C. NielsenAcura NSX GT32:01.785+14.951 +0.045 109.387
30912GTDF. Montecalvo /T. Bell /A. TelitzLexus RC F GT32:01.851+15.017 +0.066 109.328
311073GTDP. Lindsey /P. Long /N. BoullePorsche 911 GT3 R2:01.987+15.153 +0.136 109.206
32118GTDP. Chase /R. Dalziel/E. Perez CompancAudi R8 LMS GT32:02.122+15.288 +0.135 109.085
331244GTDJ. Potter /A. Lally /S. PumpellyLamborghini Huracan GT32:02.312+15.478 +0.190 108.916
341348GTDB. Sellers /R. Hardwick /C. LewisLamborghini Huracan GT32:02.326+15.492 +0.014 108.903
351429GTDD. Morad /C. Mies /R. FellerAudi R8 LMS GT32:02.490+15.656 +0.164 108.757
361571GTDJ. Perez /M. Buhk /F. SchillerMercedes-AMG GT32:02.927+16.093 +0.437 108.371
371619GTDA. Davis /A. Riberas /W. HardemanAudi R8 LMS GT32:03.339+16.505 +0.412 108.009
381747GTDB. Gdovic /D. Yount /L. AschenbachLamborghini Huracan GT32:06.894+20.060 +3.555 104.983
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