CTMP IMSA: Castroneves quickest, PMR Lamborghini crashes

Acura Team Penske’s Helio Castroneves led the times in third practice for tomorrow’s Mobil 1 Sportscar Grand Prix at Canadian Tire Motorsport Park, but Ryan Hardwick shunted the Paul Miller Racing Lamborghini Huracan into the Turn 2 wall.

CTMP IMSA: Castroneves quickest, PMR Lamborghini crashes

Castroneves lapped the 2.459-mile course in the fastest time seen yet this weekend, 65.632sec, to edge the weekend’s pacesetter Colin Braun by 0.152sec and just narrowly miss eclipsing the 135mph barrier.

Third fastest was the Watkins Glen-winning #55 Mazda RT24-P of Jonathan Bomarito and Harry Tincknell ahead of Pipo Derani’s best effort in the fastest of the Cadillac DPi-V.R’s, the #31 Action Express Racing entry. Tristan Nunez was fifth in the second Mazda ahead of the Juan Pablo Montoya/Dane Cameron-driven second Acura.

GT Le Mans again looked close with four different marques in the top four – Ryan Briscoe in the #67 Ford leading the Jesse Krohn/John Edwards BMW M8, the #911 Porsche, and the #3 Corvette C7.R.

Robbie Foley grabbed top spot in GT Daytona in the Turner Motorsport BMW M6 ahead of Ben Keating in the Riley Motorsports Mercedes AMG GT, but the big news in class was Hardwick’s shunt. After making contact with a JDC Miller Motorsports Cadillac, he went off the track and was able to step from the car without obvious hurt. However the Paul Miller Racing team faces a thrash to make the field for tomorrow’s race.

Qualifying begins at 11.30 local (Eastern) time.

Cla Driver Class Chassis Laps Time Gap Interval
1 Brazil Helio Castroneves
United States Ricky Taylor
DPi Acura DPi 33 1'05.632
2 United States Jon Bennett
United States Colin Braun
DPi Nissan DPi 32 1'05.784 0.152 0.152
3 United States Jonathan Bomarito
United Kingdom Harry Tincknell
DPi Mazda DPi 34 1'05.947 0.315 0.163
4 Brazil Felipe Nasr
Brazil Pipo Derani
DPi Cadillac DPi 32 1'06.001 0.369 0.054
5 United Kingdom Oliver Jarvis
United States Tristan Nunez
DPi Mazda DPi 27 1'06.148 0.516 0.147
6 Colombia Juan Pablo Montoya
United States Dane Cameron
DPi Acura DPi 27 1'06.178 0.546 0.030
7 Netherlands Renger van der Zande
United States Jordan Taylor
DPi Cadillac DPi 29 1'06.433 0.801 0.255
8 Portugal Joao Barbosa
Portugal Filipe Albuquerque
DPi Cadillac DPi 36 1'06.438 0.806 0.005
9 Canada Mikhail Goikhberg
France Tristan Vautier
DPi Cadillac DPi 33 1'06.757 1.125 0.319
10 Switzerland Simon Trummer
South Africa Stephen Simpson
DPi Cadillac DPi 34 1'06.989 1.357 0.232
11 United States Will Owen
Brazil Victor Franzoni
DPi Cadillac DPi 32 1'07.275 1.643 0.286
12 United States Kyle Masson
Canada Cameron Cassels
LMP2 ORECA LMP2 28 1'09.472 3.840 2.197
13 United States Matt McMurry
Canada Dalton Kellett
LMP2 ORECA LMP2 34 1'09.846 4.214 0.374
14 Australia Ryan Briscoe
United Kingdom Richard Westbrook
GTLM Ford GT 29 1'13.739 8.107 3.893
15 Finland Jesse Krohn
United States John Edwards
GTLM BMW M8 GTE 32 1'13.828 8.196 0.089
16 France Patrick Pilet
United Kingdom Nick Tandy
GTLM Porsche 911 RSR 32 1'14.038 8.406 0.210
17 Denmark Jan Magnussen
Spain Antonio Garcia
GTLM Corvette C7.R 29 1'14.062 8.430 0.024
18 New Zealand Earl Bamber
Belgium Laurens Vanthoor
GTLM Porsche 911 RSR 32 1'14.092 8.460 0.030
19 United States Joey Hand
Germany Dirk Muller
GTLM Ford GT 29 1'14.469 8.837 0.377
20 United Kingdom Oliver Gavin
Switzerland Marcel Fassler
GTLM Corvette C7.R 32 1'14.644 9.012 0.175
21 United Kingdom Tom Blomqvist
United States Connor de Phillippi
GTLM BMW M8 GTE 31 1'14.708 9.076 0.064
22 United States Bill Auberlen
United States Robby Foley
GTD BMW M6 GT3 28 1'16.229 10.597 1.521
23 United States Ben Keating
Netherlands Jeroen Bleekemolen
GTD Mercedes-AMG GT3 30 1'16.637 11.005 0.408
24 United States Richard Heistand
United Kingdom Jack Hawksworth
GTD Lexus RC F GT3 31 1'16.710 11.078 0.073
25 United States John Potter
United States Andy Lally
GTD Lamborghini Huracan GT3 32 1'16.760 11.128 0.050
26 United States Gar Robinson
United States Lawson Aschenbach
GTD Mercedes-AMG 29 1'16.858 11.226 0.098
27 Canada Scott Hargrove
Canada Zacharie Robichon
GTD Porsche 911 GT3 R 23 1'16.908 11.276 0.050
28 United States Cooper MacNeil
Finland Toni Vilander
GTD Ferrari 488 GT3 29 1'16.908 11.276 0.000
29 United States Patrick Lindsey
United States Patrick Long
GTD Porsche 911 GT3 R 26 1'16.972 11.340 0.064
30 United States Paul Holton
United States Matt Plumb
GTD McLaren 720S GT3 27 1'16.986 11.354 0.014
31 United States Frankie Montecalvo
United States Townsend Bell
GTD Lexus RC F GT3 31 1'17.020 11.388 0.034
32 Germany Mario Farnbacher
United States Trent Hindman
GTD Acura NSX GT3 30 1'17.024 11.392 0.004
33 United States Bryan Sellers
United States Ryan Hardwick
GTD Lamborghini Huracan GT3 7 1'17.093 11.461 0.069
34 United Kingdom Katherine Legge
Brazil Ana Beatriz
GTD Acura NSX GT3 29 1'17.292 11.660 0.199
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