WTR Cadillac leads opening Laguna practice

WTR Cadillac leads opening Laguna practice

IMSA

WTR Cadillac leads opening Laguna practice

IMSA’s penultimate WeatherTech SportsCar Championship round opened in Monterey with the Wayne Taylor Cadillac DPi-V.R driven by Renger van der Zande atop the field.

The Dutchman’s fast lap (1m16.882s) was well clear of Dane Cameron’s Acura Team Penske’s ARX-05 (+0.651s) and Tequila Patron ESM’s Pipo Derani’s Nissan Onroak DPi (+1.093s) in warm conditions under blue skies.

Results

In GT Le Mans, The Ford Chip Ganassi Racing GT tandem of Richard Westbrook (1m23.644s) and Joey Hand Ford (+0.219s). Porsche GT Team’s Earl Bamber was third in his Porsche 911 RSR (+0.775s).

The Pro-Am GT Daytona class was the only group to offer close competition as the championship-leading Paul Miller Racing Lamborghini Huracan GT3 driven by Bryan Sellers (1m25.403s) edged title rival Jeroen Bleekemolen in the Riley Technologies Mercedes-AMG GT3 (+0.195s). Magnus Racing’s Andy Lally closed the top three in his Audi R8 LMS GT3 (+0.467s).

In a welcome change, the one-hour session was free of cautions and red flags.

UP NEXT: FP2, 3:15 p.m. PT

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