Two (2) Porsche Daytona Prototypes and a Porsche 911 GT3 Cup Car hold the fastest speeds and lap times in Both the DP and GT classes. Most interesting is that four (4) of the top five (5) fastest cars in the GT class are Porsches, including the No. 23 Foametix Porsche GT3 besting the No. 70 Castrol Syntec Mazda RX-8. Full details below.
Top 5 Daytona Prototype Practice Times (Speeds):
Darren Law, No. 59 Brumos Racing Porsche Riley – 1:41.586 (126.159 mph)
Joao Barbosa, No. 9 Action Express Racing Porsche Riley – 1:41.870 (125.807 mph)
Jimmie Johnson, No. 99 GAINSCO Chevy Riley – 1:42.462 (125.080 mph)
Memo Gidley, No. 77 McDonald’s Racing Ford Dallara – 1:42.716 (124.771 mph)
Dane Cameron, No. 2 Beyer Racing Chevy Crawford – 1:44.672 (122.439 mph)
Top 5 GT Practice Times (Speeds):
Martin Ragginger, No. 23 Foametix Porsche GT3 – 1:50.460 (116.023 mph)
Sylvain Tremblay, No. 70 Castrol Syntec Mazda RX-8 – 1:50.642 (115.833 mph)
Richard Lietz, No. 44 Magnus Racing Porsche GT3 – 1:50.714 (115.757 mph)
Wolf Henzler, No. 66 AXA Porsche GT3 – 1:51.222 (115.229 mph)
Timo Bernhard, No. 71 TRG Porsche GT3 – 1:51.223 (115.227 mph)
BLACK FLAG ALL – The No. 66 AXA Porsche GT3 (Patrick Flanagan) goes off course and impacts the tire wall at Turn 7. The machine will require a tow.
The final practice session for Rolex Series competitors prior to the Rolex 24 At Daytona begins at noon ET.
Fortunately, in Friday’s night practice, there were no major incidents.
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