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

Pos Pic No. Class Drivers Car Time Behind Gap Mph
1 1 55 DPi J. Bomarito /H. Tincknell /O. Pla Mazda DPi 1:46.834 +0.000 +0.000 124.695
2 2 31 DPi F. Nasr /E. Curran /P. Derani Cadillac DPi 1:47.649 +0.815 +0.815 123.751
3 3 10 DPi R. Van Der Zande /J. Taylor/M. Vaxiviere Cadillac DPi 1:47.651 +0.817 +0.002 123.749
4 4 7 DPi R. Taylor /H. Castroneves /A. Rossi Acura DPi 1:47.989 +1.155 +0.338 123.362
5 5 77 DPi O. Jarvis /T. Nunez /T. Bernhard Mazda DPi 1:48.285 +1.451 +0.296 123.024
6 6 5 DPi J. Barbosa /B. Hartley/F. Albuquerque Cadillac DPi 1:48.652 +1.818 +0.367 122.609
7 7 6 DPi D. Cameron /J. Montoya/S. Pagenaud Acura DPi 1:48.688 +1.854 +0.036 122.568
8 8 54 DPi J. Bennett /C. Braun /R. Dumas Nissan DPi 1:48.963 +2.129 +0.275 122.259
9 9 85 DPi M. Goikhberg /T. Vautier/J. Piedrahita Cadillac DPi 1:48.985 +2.151 +0.022 122.234
10 10 50 DPi W. Owen /R. Binder /A. Canapino Cadillac DPi 1:49.466 +2.632 +0.481 121.697
11 11 84 DPi S. Trummer /S. Simpson /C. Miller Cadillac DPi 1:50.018 +3.184 +0.552 121.087
12 1 52 LMP2 M. McMurry /G. Aubry /A. Fjorback ORECA LMP2 1:52.149 +5.315 +2.131 118.786
13 2 38 LMP2 K. Masson /A. Evans /C. Cassels ORECA LMP2 1:55.708 +8.874 +3.559 115.132
14 1 911 GTLM P. Pilet /N. Tandy /F. Makowiecki Porsche 911 RSR 1:56.991 +10.157 +1.283 113.869
15 2 66 GTLM J. Hand /D. Mueller /S. Bourdais Ford GT 1:57.201 +10.367 +0.210 113.665
16 3 67 GTLM R. Briscoe /R. Westbrook /S. Dixon Ford GT 1:57.406 +10.572 +0.205 113.467
17 4 24 GTLM J. Krohn /J. Edwards /P. Eng BMW M8 GTE 1:57.507 +10.673 +0.101 113.369
18 5 3 GTLM J. Magnussen /A. Garcia/M. Rockenfeller Chevrolet Corvette C7.R 1:57.647 +10.813 +0.140 113.234
19 6 912 GTLM E. Bamber /L. Vanthoor /M. Jaminet Porsche 911 RSR 1:57.656 +10.822 +0.009 113.226
20 7 25 GTLM T. Blomqvist /C. De Phillippi /C. Herta BMW M8 GTE 1:58.127 +11.293 +0.471 112.774
21 8 4 GTLM O. Gavin /T. Milner /M. Fassler Chevrolet Corvette C7.R 1:58.446 +11.612 +0.319 112.471
22 1 96 GTD B. Auberlen /R. Foley /D. Machavern BMW M6 GT3 2:00.583 +13.749 +2.137 110.477
23 2 11 GTD R. Ineichen /M. Bortolotti /R. Breukers Lamborghini Huracan GT3 2:00.913 +14.079 +0.330 110.176
24 3 9 GTD S. Hargrove /Z. Robichon /L. Kern Porsche 911 GT3 R 2:01.292 +14.458 +0.379 109.832
25 4 14 GTD R. Heistand /J. Hawksworth/P. Frommenwiler Lexus RC F GT3 2:01.574 +14.740 +0.282 109.577
26 5 86 GTD M. Farnbacher /T. Hindman /J. Marks Acura NSX GT3 2:01.581 +14.747 +0.007 109.571
27 6 33 GTD B. Keating /J. Bleekemolen /F. Fraga Mercedes-AMG GT3 2:01.583 +14.749 +0.002 109.569
28 7 63 GTD C. MacNeil /T. Vilander /J. Westphal Ferrari 488 GT3 2:01.740 +14.906 +0.157 109.427
29 8 57 GTD K. Legge /A. Beatriz /C. Nielsen Acura NSX GT3 2:01.785 +14.951 +0.045 109.387
30 9 12 GTD F. Montecalvo /T. Bell /A. Telitz Lexus RC F GT3 2:01.851 +15.017 +0.066 109.328
31 10 73 GTD P. Lindsey /P. Long /N. Boulle Porsche 911 GT3 R 2:01.987 +15.153 +0.136 109.206
32 11 8 GTD P. Chase /R. Dalziel/E. Perez Companc Audi R8 LMS GT3 2:02.122 +15.288 +0.135 109.085
33 12 44 GTD J. Potter /A. Lally /S. Pumpelly Lamborghini Huracan GT3 2:02.312 +15.478 +0.190 108.916
34 13 48 GTD B. Sellers /R. Hardwick /C. Lewis Lamborghini Huracan GT3 2:02.326 +15.492 +0.014 108.903
35 14 29 GTD D. Morad /C. Mies /R. Feller Audi R8 LMS GT3 2:02.490 +15.656 +0.164 108.757
36 15 71 GTD J. Perez /M. Buhk /F. Schiller Mercedes-AMG GT3 2:02.927 +16.093 +0.437 108.371
37 16 19 GTD A. Davis /A. Riberas /W. Hardeman Audi R8 LMS GT3 2:03.339 +16.505 +0.412 108.009
38 17 47 GTD B. Gdovic /D. Yount /L. Aschenbach Lamborghini Huracan GT3 2:06.894 +20.060 +3.555 104.983

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