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03/18/10
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Minassian tops Sebring Practice 2 times  For the second straight session, Team Peugeot Total’s No. 08 Peugeot 908 HDi FAP was the quickest car in practice for the 58th Mobil 1 Twelve Hours of Sebring presented by Fresh from Florida. Nic Minassian turned in the fastest lap around 3.7-mile, 17-turn Sebring International Raceway at 1:45.371. Minassian is driving with Pedro Lamy and Sebastien Bourdias, who was quickest in the morning practice for the opening round of the American Le Mans Series presented by Tequila Patr¢n.

The 908 HDi is a new car – or at least a new tub. The crew replaced the monocoque overnight after discovering a small crack in the flooring during a routine maintenance inspection.

Minassian was 0.808 seconds clear of fellow Peugeot pilot Alexander Wurz, who turned a lap of 1:46.539. Wurz and teammate Marc Gene won the 24 Hours of Le Mans last year and are teaming with Anthony Davidson at Sebring.

Emanuele Pirro was 0.914 seconds behind the leading Peugeot in Drayson Racing’s Judd-powered Lola B09/60 that he will drive with Paul Drayson and Jonny Cocker. The Italian’s best lap was a 1:46.645.

After Aston Martin Racing’s Adrian Fernandez (fourth overall), Muscle Milk Team Cytosport’s Porsche RS Spyder sat fifth and first in LMP2. Sascha Maassen, driving with Greg Pickett and Klaus Graf, turned a lap of 1:49.894.

Gunnar Jeannette was the quickest driver in the new LMP Challenge class with a lap of 1:56.118 in Green Earth Team Gunnar’s ORECA FLM09 that he will share with Christian Zugel and Elton Julian.

Jeannette was 0.482 seconds quicker than JR Hildebrand in the Genoa Racing prototype that he will drive with Andy Wallace and Tom Sutherland.

In GT2, BMW Rahal Letterman Racing Team’s two BMW M3s were fastest. Dirk Werner’s lap of 2:01.256 was good enough for a 0.551-second gap back to Joey Hand. Werner is driving with Bill Auberlen and Tommy Milner. Hand is with Dirk Mueller and Andy Priaulx.

Oliver Gavin sat third in class for Corvette Racing. His best lap was a 2:01.852 in the Corvette C6.R that he will drive with Olivier Beretta and Emmanuel Collard.

Lawson Aschenbach went fastest in GT Challenge for Velox Motorsports in the Porsche 911 GT3 Cup car that he will drive with Jerry Vento and Shane Lewis. Aschenbach was 0.574 seconds better than Andy Pilgrim in the GMG Porsche; he will team with James Sofronas and Bret Curtis.

The next practice is the 7:15 p.m. night session, lasting until 9 p.m.

Results

Pos Car Cls Cls Drivers Team Car Time Gap to 1st Speed
1. 08 P1 1 N.Minassian, P.Lamy, S.Bourdais Team Peugeot Total Peugeot 908 HDI FAP 1:45.731 125.980
2. 07 P1 2 M.Gene, A.Wurz, A.Davidson Team Peugeot Total Peugeot 908 HDI FAP 1:46.539 0.808 0.808 125.025
3. 8 P1 3 P.Drayson, J.Cocker, E.Pirro Drayson Racing Lola B09/60 Judd 1:46.645 0.106 0.914 124.900
4. 007 P1 4 S.Mucke, H.Primat, A.Fernandez Aston Martin Racing Lola B09/60 Aston Mart 1:49.824 3.179 4.093 121.285
5. 6 P2 1 G.Pickett, K.Graf, S.Maassen Team Cytosport Porsche RS Spyder 1:49.894 0.070 4.163 121.208
6. 12 P1 5 B.Willman, T.Burgess, P.Ehret Autocon Motorsports Lola B06/10-AER 1:53.521 3.627 7.790 117.335
7. 99 PC 1 C.Zugel, G.Jeannette, E.Julian Green Earth Team Gunner Oreca FLM09 1:56.118 2.597 10.387 114.711
8. 36 PC 2 A.Wallace, JR.Hildebrand, T.Sutherland Genoa Racing Oreca FLM09 1:56.600 0.482 10.869 114.237
9. 55 PC 3 S.Tucker, C.Bouchut, M.Wilkins Level 5 Motorsports Oreca FLM09 1:57.344 0.744 11.613 113.512
10. 11 PC 4 J.Feinberg, K.Marcelli Primetime Race Group Oreca FLM09 1:57.427 0.083 11.696 113.432
11. 95 PC 5 S.Tucker, R.Hunter-Reay, J.Gue Level 5 Motorsports Oreca FLM09 2:00.392 2.965 14.661 110.639
12. 92 GT2 1 B.Auberlen, T.Milner, D.Werner BMW Rahal Letterman Racing BMW E92 M3 2:01.256 0.864 15.525 109.850
13. 90 GT2 2 J.Hand, D.Mueller, A.Priaulx BMW Rahal Letterman Racing BMW E92 M3 2:01.807 0.551 16.076 109.353
14. 4 GT2 3 O.Beretta, O.Gavin, E.Collard Corvette Racing Chevrolet Corvette ZR1 2:01.852 0.045 16.121 109.313
15. 45 GT2 4 J.Bergmeister, P.Long, M.Lieb Flying Lizard Motorsports Porsche 911 GT3 RSR 2:01.953 0.101 16.222 109.222
16. 02 GT2 5 E.Brown, G.Cosmo, J.Barbosa Extreme Speed Motorsports Ferrari 430 GT 2:02.232 0.279 16.501 108.973
17. 3 GT2 6 J.Magnussen, J.O'Connell, A.Garcia Corvette Racing Chevrolet Corvette ZR1 2:02.250 0.018 16.519 108.957
18. 44 GT2 7 D.Law, S.Neiman, J.Lietz Flying Lizard Motorsports Porsche 911 GT3 RSR 2:02.879 0.629 17.148 108.399
19. 01 GT2 8 S.Sharp, J.van Overbeek, D.Farnbacher Extreme Speed Motorsports Ferrari 430 GT 2:03.281 0.402 17.550 108.046
20. 40 GT2 9 D.Robertson, A.Robertson, D.Murry Robertson Racing Doran Design Ford GT 2:04.274 0.993 18.543 107.183
21. 17 GT2 10 B.Sellers, W.Henzler, P.Pilet Team Falken Tire Porsche 911 GT3 RSR 2:04.675 0.401 18.944 106.838
22. 61 GT2 11 T.Krohn, N.Jonsson, E.van de Poele Risi Competizione Ferrari 430 GT 2:05.334 0.659 19.603 106.276
23. 75 GT2 12 P.Gentilozzi, M.Goossens, R.Dalziel JaguarRSR Jaguar XKRS 2:06.752 1.418 21.021 105.087
24. 88 GTC 1 S.Lewis, J.Vento, L.Aschenbach Velox Motorsports Porsche 911 GT3 Cup 2:08.040 1.288 22.309 104.030
25. 32 GTC 2 B.Curtis, J.Sofronas, A.Pilgrim GMG Racing Porsche 911 GT3 Cup 2:08.614 0.574 22.883 103.566
26. 63 GTC 3 H.Richard, D.Ende, A.Lally TRG Porsche 911 GT3 Cup 2:09.978 1.364 24.247 102.479
27. 23 GTC 4 B.Sweedler, R.Kapudija, J-D.Lueders Alex Job Racing Porsche 911 GT3 Cup 2:09.999 0.021 24.268 102.462
28. 69 GTC 5 R.Rodriguez, G.Bieker, C.Friedman WERKS II Racing Porsche 911 GT3 Cup 2:11.378 1.379 25.647 101.387
29. 89 PC 6 M.Pagerey, B.Wong, D.Ducote Intersport Racing Oreca FLM09 2:16.677 5.299 30.946 97.456
30. 1 P2 2 D.Brabham, S.Pagenaud, M.Franchitti Patron Highcroft Racing HPD ARX-01c Honda -.---
31. 16 P2 3 C.Dyson, G.Smith, A.Meyrick Dyson Racing Team Lola B09/86 Mazda -.---
32. 62 GT2 13 J.Melo, P.Kaffer, G.Bruni Risi Competizione Ferrari 430 GT -.---
33. 80 GTC 6 R.Gonzalez, L.Diaz, P.Kelly Car Amigo - AJR Porsche 911 GT3 Cup -.--- - - - - - -
34. 81 GTC 7 J.Gonzalez, B.Leitzinger, L.Keen Alex Job Racing Porsche 911 GT3 Cup -.--- - - -
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