Taylor keeps Acura ahead in Sebring practice 2

Taylor keeps Acura ahead in Sebring practice 2

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Taylor keeps Acura ahead in Sebring practice 2

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Ricky Taylor put the No. 7 Team Penske Acura DPi atop the charts for the second consecutive session, with IMSA WeatherTech Championship practice red-flagged 10 minutes early due to an accident involving the GTD Acura of Justin Marks.

Taylor ran a fast lap of 1m47.841s, compared to teammate Helio Castroneves’ lap of 1m48.237s that led the morning session. Graham Rahal completes the car’s three-driver line-up.

Marks’ session-ending incident occurred after a suspected brake issue in Turn 13, as he impacted the tire barrier and pushed back a concrete barrier. The driver walked away from the incident and was released after being seen at the infield care center. The team is evaluating the damage to the car, which was running second in the GTD class at the time of the incident.

Mazda was second fastest in the scheduled one-hour session, with Jonathan Bomarito running 1m48.753s in the No. 55 Mazda RT-24P DPi. He was followed by Felipe Albuquerque, 1m48.805s in the Daytona-winning No. 5 Mustang Sampling Cadillac DPi.

Chip Ganassi Racing repeated in placing first and third in GTLM, with the cars reversed. Richard Westbrook was fastest in the No. 67 Ford GT, with his lap of 1m57.566s edging teammate Dirk Muller’s morning lap by .001s. Again in second was the No. 62 Risi Competizione Ferrari 458 GTE, with James Calado running 1m57.890. Mueller was third in the No. 66 Ford GT, 1m57.890s.

Jack Hawksworth put the No. 15 3GT Racing Lexus RC F GT3 atop GTD, 2m00.427s. He was followed by Mario Farnbacher, 2m00.520s in the No. 93 Michael Shank Racing Acura NSX GT3, 2m00.520s, and Robert Renauer in the No. 58 Wright Motorsports Porsche 911 GT3.R, 2m00.635s.

NEXT UP: FP3, 7:35-9:05 p.m. ET.

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