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CTMP IMSA: Braun tops second practice cut short by track issues

Colin Braun continued to shine at Canadian Tire Motorsport Park in the CORE autosport-run Nissan DPi, but IMSA WeatherTech SportsCar Championship’s FP2 was cut some 20mins short by asphalt issues at Turns 2 and 5.

CTMP IMSA: Braun tops second practice cut short by track issues

Braun lapped the 2.459-mile course in Bowmanville, ON, in just 65.875sec – nearly identical to his morning time – chased hard by the Acura Team Penske ARX-05s of Dane Cameron and Ricky Taylor.

However, there were some doubts as to how much we’d seen the best of any of the cars, given that the session was only two-thirds run when it came to a premature conclusion.

Felipe Nasr was fastest of the Cadillac DPi-V.Rs, but 0.6sec off the pace, while last week’s winner at Watkins Glen, Jonathan Bomarito was only fifth quick in the #55 Mazda RT24-P.

Corvette Racing, seeking its first win in more than a year, went 1-2, Jan Magnussen around half a second quicker than Marcel Fassler who is making his CTMP debut this weekend, as substituted for the injured Tommy Milner.

Richard Westbrook was third in the #67 Ford GT, ahead of the two BMW M8s which outpaced the Porsches.

In GT Daytona, Bill Auberlen put the venerable BMW M6 of Turner Motorsports at the top of the times ahead of Andy Lally’s Magnus Racing Lamborghini Huracan, Jack Hawksworth in the AIM Vasser Sullivan Lexus RC F, Jeroen Bleekemolen in the Riley Motorsports Mercedes AMG GT and Patrick Lindsey’s Park Place Porsche 911 GT3 R.

Third practice is set for 8am local (Eastern) time tomorrow morning, with qualifying due to start at 11.35am.

Cla Driver Class Chassis Time Gap Interval
1 United States Jon Bennett
United States Colin Braun
DPi Nissan DPi 1'05.875
2 Colombia Juan Pablo Montoya
United States Dane Cameron
DPi Acura DPi 1'05.899 0.024 0.024
3 Brazil Helio Castroneves
United States Ricky Taylor
DPi Acura DPi 1'06.047 0.172 0.148
4 Brazil Felipe Nasr
Brazil Pipo Derani
DPi Cadillac DPi 1'06.489 0.614 0.442
5 United States Jonathan Bomarito
United Kingdom Harry Tincknell
DPi Mazda DPi 1'06.544 0.669 0.055
6 Portugal Joao Barbosa
Portugal Filipe Albuquerque
DPi Cadillac DPi 1'06.903 1.028 0.359
7 United Kingdom Oliver Jarvis
United States Tristan Nunez
DPi Mazda DPi 1'06.969 1.094 0.066
8 Netherlands Renger van der Zande
United States Jordan Taylor
DPi Cadillac DPi 1'07.568 1.693 0.599
9 Switzerland Simon Trummer
South Africa Stephen Simpson
DPi Cadillac DPi 1'07.586 1.711 0.018
10 Canada Mikhail Goikhberg
France Tristan Vautier
DPi Cadillac DPi 1'07.668 1.793 0.082
11 United States Will Owen
Brazil Victor Franzoni
DPi Cadillac DPi 1'07.801 1.926 0.133
12 United States Matt McMurry
Canada Dalton Kellett
LMP2 ORECA LMP2 1'08.706 2.831 0.905
13 United States Kyle Masson
Canada Cameron Cassels
LMP2 ORECA LMP2 1'08.934 3.059 0.228
14 Denmark Jan Magnussen
Spain Antonio Garcia
GTLM Corvette C7.R 1'14.218 8.343 5.284
15 United Kingdom Oliver Gavin
Switzerland Marcel Fassler
GTLM Corvette C7.R 1'14.722 8.847 0.504
16 Australia Ryan Briscoe
United Kingdom Richard Westbrook
GTLM Ford GT 1'14.736 8.861 0.014
17 Finland Jesse Krohn
United States John Edwards
GTLM BMW M8 GTE 1'14.760 8.885 0.024
18 United Kingdom Tom Blomqvist
United States Connor de Phillippi
GTLM BMW M8 GTE 1'14.868 8.993 0.108
19 France Patrick Pilet
United Kingdom Nick Tandy
GTLM Porsche 911 RSR 1'15.217 9.342 0.349
20 New Zealand Earl Bamber
Belgium Laurens Vanthoor
GTLM Porsche 911 RSR 1'15.232 9.357 0.015
21 United States Joey Hand
Germany Dirk Muller
GTLM Ford GT 1'15.532 9.657 0.300
22 United States Bill Auberlen
United States Robby Foley
GTD BMW M6 GT3 1'16.859 10.984 1.327
23 United States John Potter
United States Andy Lally
GTD Lamborghini Huracan GT3 1'16.938 11.063 0.079
24 United States Richard Heistand
United Kingdom Jack Hawksworth
GTD Lexus RC F GT3 1'17.024 11.149 0.086
25 United States Ben Keating
Netherlands Jeroen Bleekemolen
GTD Mercedes-AMG GT3 1'17.061 11.186 0.037
26 United States Patrick Lindsey
United States Patrick Long
GTD Porsche 911 GT3 R 1'17.197 11.322 0.136
27 United States Bryan Sellers
United States Ryan Hardwick
GTD Lamborghini Huracan GT3 1'17.333 11.458 0.136
28 Germany Mario Farnbacher
United States Trent Hindman
GTD Acura NSX GT3 1'17.476 11.601 0.143
29 United States Cooper MacNeil
Finland Toni Vilander
GTD Ferrari 488 GT3 1'17.630 11.755 0.154
30 United Kingdom Katherine Legge
Brazil Ana Beatriz
GTD Acura NSX GT3 1'17.690 11.815 0.060
31 Canada Scott Hargrove
Canada Zacharie Robichon
GTD Porsche 911 GT3 R 1'17.847 11.972 0.157
32 United States Frankie Montecalvo
United States Townsend Bell
GTD Lexus RC F GT3 1'18.041 12.166 0.194
33 United States Paul Holton
United States Matt Plumb
GTD McLaren 720S GT3 1'18.053 12.178 0.012
34 United States Gar Robinson
United States Lawson Aschenbach
GTD Mercedes-AMG 1'18.124 12.249 0.071
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