Braun stays fastest in third CTMP practice

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Braun stays fastest in third CTMP practice


Braun stays fastest in third CTMP practice


Colin Braun and CORE autosport’s spec ORECA 07-Gibson LMP2 are a perfect 3-0 so far at Canadian Tire Motorsports Park after leading its third straight practice session. The American’s lap (1m06.712s) was also trailed by the same Acura Team Penske DPi entry for the third time at IMSA’s WeatherTech SportsCar Championship stop outside of Toronto as Dane Cameron (+0.314s) ran ahead of Action Express Racing’s Felipe Nasr in his Cadillac DPi (+0.624s).


“Fun to be fast,” Braun told IMSA Radio. “We’re just kind of executing to our plan. Love being back in a prototype here. It’s a fun racetrack and this car is a joy to drive for sure.”

According to Braun, the team has yet to decide whether he will qualify the car — which would suggest another pole position is on the way — or if his Pro-Am co-driver/team owner Jon Bennett will handle those duties.

Taking a page from its Prototype program, the CORE-run Porsche GT Team in GT Le Mans also led its third consecutive session at CTMP as Nick Tandy’s 911 RSR (1m14.055s) was nearly equaled by Laurens Vanthoor in the sister Porsche (+0.087s). Like the Acura constantly chasing the ORECA in Prototype, Corvette Racing remains on the tail of the Porsches, with Jan Magnussen looking for more speed in his C7.R (+0.366s) to improve from third.

After flirting with the fastest GT Daytona times on Friday, 3GT Racing went 1-2 in the final session prior to qualifying as Jack Hawksworth’s Lexus RCF (1m15.546s) and Dominik Baumann’s Lexus (+0.549s) topped Wolf Henzler’s Wright Motorsports Porsche 911 GT3 R (+0.772s) with ease.

UP NEXT: Qualifying, 12:10 p.m. ET

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