VIR IMSA: Porsche outpaces Corvette and BMW in practice

Laurens Vanthoor led a Porsche 1-2 in practice for the IMSA WeatherTech SportsCar Championship round at Virginia International Raceway.

VIR IMSA: Porsche outpaces Corvette and BMW in practice

Vanthoor outpaced 911 RSR-19 teammate Nick Tandy by 0.386s in the dry morning session at VIR, as the afternoon’s second period was wet.

Antonio Garcia led the Corvette challenge, lapping exactly a tenth off Tandy’s best time. Tommy Milner was 0.07s slower in the second C8.R, whose teammate Oliver Gavin topped the wet session, lapping almost seventh tenths faster than Vanthoor.

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Connor di Phillippi was fastest of the Rahal Letterman Lanigan Racing-run BMWs, 0.065s faster than Jesse Krohn in the sister M8 GTE.

In GT Daytona, Jack Hawksworth was fastest for AIM Vasser Sullivan Lexus, ahead of the Wright Motorsports Porsche of Patrick Long and Paul Miller Racing Lamborghini of Bryan Sellers.

Hawksworth’s teammate Aaron Telitz was also fastest in class in the wet session too, but only two GTD cars set a time.

Practice results:

Cla Num Driver Class Chassis Time Gap
1 912 New Zealand Earl Bamber
Belgium Laurens Vanthoor
GTLM Porsche 911 RSR - 19 1'41.550
2 911 United Kingdom Nick Tandy
France Frédéric Makowiecki
GTLM Porsche 911 RSR - 19 1'41.936 0.386
3 3 Spain Antonio Garcia
United States Jordan Taylor
GTLM Corvette C8.R 1'42.036 0.486
4 4 United Kingdom Oliver Gavin
United States Tommy Milner
GTLM Corvette C8.R 1'42.106 0.556
5 25 Canada Bruno Spengler
United States Connor de Phillippi
GTLM BMW M8 GTE 1'42.118 0.568
6 24 Finland Jesse Krohn
United States John Edwards
GTLM BMW M8 GTE 1'42.183 0.633
7 14 United Kingdom Jack Hawksworth
United States Aaron Telitz
GTD Lexus RC F GT3 1'45.264 3.714
8 16 United States Ryan Hardwick
United States Patrick Long
GTD Porsche 911 GT3 R 1'45.340 3.790
9 48 United States Madison Snow
United States Bryan Sellers
GTD Lamborghini Huracan GT3 1'45.412 3.862
10 63 United States Cooper MacNeil
Finland Toni Vilander
GTD Ferrari 488 GT3 1'45.517 3.967
11 96 United States Robby Foley
United States Bill Auberlen
GTD BMW M6 GT3 1'45.607 4.057
12 74 United States Gar Robinson
United States Lawson Aschenbach
GTD Mercedes-AMG GT3 1'45.691 4.141
13 86 Germany Mario Farnbacher
United States Matt McMurry
GTD Acura NSX GT3 1'45.705 4.155
14 30 United States Rob Ferriol
United States Spencer Pumpelly
GTD Audi R8 LMS GT3 1'45.780 4.230
15 57 Portugal Alvaro Parente
Canada Mikhail Goikhberg
GTD Acura NSX GT3 1'45.889 4.339
16 12 United States Frankie Montecalvo
United States Townsend Bell
GTD Lexus RC F GT3 1'45.962 4.412
17 76 United States Corey Fergus
United States Paul Holton
GTD McLaren 720S GT3 1'46.075 4.525
18 22 United States Till Bechtolsheimer
United States Marc Miller
GTD Acura NSX GT3 1'46.427 4.877
19 23 Canada Roman De Angelis
United Kingdom Ian James
GTD Aston Martin Vantage GT3 1'46.959 5.409
20 44 United States Andy Lally
United States John Potter
GTD Lamborghini Huracan GT3 0.000
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