IMSA Roar: Vautier fastest in third practice for Cadillac

Tristan Vautier topped third practice for the Roar Before the 24 at Daytona International Speedway’s road course in JDC-Miller Motorsports’ Cadillac DPi-V.R.

Mike Rockenfeller set the initial pace in the one-hour session with a lap of 1m36.639s in the Action Express Cadillac DPi he shares with Jimmie Johnson, Kamui Kobayashi and Simon Pagenaud. He was then eclipsed by Renger van der Zande in Chip Ganassi Racing’s Cadillac, who lapped in 1m36.127s.

The Acuras then entered the fray with some quick laps, as Dane Cameron in the Meyer Shank-run car and Helio Castroneves in WTR’s AXR-05 rose to second and third in the times, before Jonathan Bomarito showed Mazda’s hand by taking P2 with a lap of 1m36.26s, 0.133s off van der Zande’s best.

After a red flag to retrieve an errant Mercedes GTD car, new tyre runs changed the picture completely in the closing moments, with Vautier jumping to P1 in the #5 JDC-Miller Cadillac, 0.289s clear of Oliver Jarvis (who took over the Mazda) and three tenths ahead of Pipo Derani in the #31 AXR Caddy.

Van der Zande dropped to fourth, ahead of AJ Allmendinger (beating Cameron’s time in the Shank Acura), Castroneves and Rockenfeller.

In LMP2, Charles Milesi led the way – and was eighth overall – in Racing Team Netherland’s ORECA, 0.466s ahead of Tristan Nunez (WIN Autosport ORECA) and well clear of Nicolas Lapierre’s PR1 Mathiasen example, with Rinus Veekay close behind for DragonSpeed.

Colin Braun topped LMP3 for CORE Autosport, ahead of Riley Motorsports duo Jeroen Bleekemolen and Oliver Askew.

In GTLM, Kevin Estre set the early pace in the #79 WeatherTech Racing Porsche 911, before Jordan Taylor pipped him in the #3 Chevrolet Corvette, lapping in 1m43.906s.

But Nick Tandy demolished that time with 1m43.467s in the #4 Corvette, and made it a 1-2 for the C8.R.

Timo Glock was third fastest for BMW, ahead of Estre and the second BMW of Marco Wittmann.

Daniel Serra’s AF Corse Ferrari was fastest in GTD, ahead of Laurens Vanthoor (Porsche), Rolf Ineichen (Lamborghini) and Maxi Buhk (Mercedes).

The session was red flagged with 20 minutes to go for Kenny Habul in the #76 Mercedes, who went off at Turn 2.

ClaDriverClassChassisLapsTimeGapIntervalkm/h
1 Tristan Vautier
Loic Duval
Sébastien Bourdais
DPiCadillac DPi171’35.710  133.905
2 Oliver Jarvis
Harry Tincknell
Jonathan Bomarito
DPiMazda DPi261’35.9990.2890.289133.501
3 Felipe Nasr
Mike Conway
Pipo Derani
Chase Elliott
DPiCadillac DPi221’36.0150.3050.016133.479
4 Renger van der Zande
Kevin Magnussen
Scott Dixon
Marcus Ericsson
DPiCadillac DPi211’36.1270.4170.112133.324
5 Dane Cameron
Olivier Pla
Juan Pablo Montoya
A.J. Allmendinger
DPiAcura DPi161’36.2170.5070.090133.199
6 Ricky Taylor
Filipe Albuquerque
Alexander Rossi
Helio Castroneves
DPiAcura DPi241’36.2190.5090.002133.196
7 Jimmie Johnson
Kamui Kobayashi
Simon Pagenaud
Mike Rockenfeller
DPiCadillac DPi241’36.4200.7100.201132.918
8 Frits van Eerd
Giedo van der Garde
Job Van Uitert
Charles Milesi
LMP2ORECA LMP2 07271’37.3661.6560.946131.627
9Thomas Steven
Tristan Nunez
Thomas Merrill
Matthew Bell
LMP2ORECA LMP2 07251’37.8322.1220.466131.000
10 Ben Keating
Mikkel Jensen
Scott Huffaker
Nicolas Lapierre
LMP2ORECA LMP2 07241’38.2032.4930.371130.505
11 Rob Hodes
Garett Grist
Rinus van Kalmthout
Ben Hanley
LMP2ORECA LMP2 07251’38.2552.5450.052130.436
12 Dennis Andersen
Ferdinand Habsburg
Anders Fjordbach
Robert Kubica
LMP2ORECA LMP2 07261’38.5102.8000.255130.098
13 Dwight Merriman
Kyle Tilley
Ryan Dalziel
Paul-Loup Chatin
LMP2ORECA LMP2 07281’38.5742.8640.064130.014
14 John Farano
Gabriel Aubry
Timothé Buret
Matthieu Vaxiviere
LMP2ORECA LMP2 07221’38.9563.2460.382129.512
15 Roberto Lacorte
Antonio Fuoco
Andrea Belicchi
Giorgio Sernagiotto
LMP2Dallara LMP2241’39.3463.6360.390129.004
16 Eric Lux
Devlin DeFrancesco
Fabian Schiller
Christopher Mies
LMP2ORECA LMP2 07251’39.3723.6620.026128.970
17 Cody Ware
Salih Yoluc
Austin Dillon
Mathieu Jaminet
LMP2Ligier LMP2201’40.5144.8041.142127.505
18 Nick Tandy
Alexander Sims
Tommy Milner
GTLMCorvette C8.R221’43.4677.7572.953123.866
19 Jon Bennett
George Kurtz
Colin Braun
Matt McMurry
LMP3Ligier JS P320211’43.5727.8620.105123.740
20Cox Jim
Murry Dylan
Austin McCusker
Jeroen Bleekemolen
LMP3Ligier JS P320201’43.7037.9930.131123.584
21 Gar Robinson
Spencer Pigot
Scott Andrews
Oliver Askew
LMP3Ligier JS P320201’43.7848.0740.081123.487
22 Moritz Kranz
Hoerr Laurents
LMP3Duqueine M30-D08271’43.8248.1140.040123.440
23 Jordan Taylor
Nick Catsburg
Antonio Garcia
GTLMCorvette C8.R251’43.9068.1960.082123.342
24 Philipp Eng
Timo Glock
Connor de Phillippi
Bruno Spengler
GTLMBMW M8 GTE211’43.9528.2420.046123.288
25 Cooper MacNeil
Kevin Estre
Richard Lietz
Gianmaria Bruni
GTLMPorsche 911 RSR – 19271’44.1488.4380.196123.056
26 Lance Willsey
Joao Barbosa
Wayne Boyd
Yann Clairay
LMP3Ligier JS P320211’44.2008.4900.052122.994
27 Augusto Farfus
Marco Wittmann
John Edwards
Jesse Krohn
GTLMBMW M8 GTE211’44.3288.6180.128122.843
28 Mark Kvamme
Ryan Norman
Gabby Chaves
Charles Finelli
LMP3Duqueine M30-D08221’44.5358.8250.207122.600
29 James Calado
Alessandro Pier Guidi
Jules Gounon
Davide Rigon
GTLMFerrari 488 GTE181’44.9659.2550.430122.098
30 Rasmus Lindh
Cameron Cassels
LLarena Mateo
Ori Ayrton
LMP3Ligier JS P320231’45.71010.0000.745121.237
31Mann Simon
Nicklas Nielsen
Daniel Serra
Matteo Cressoni
GTDFerrari 488 GT3251’46.49510.7850.785120.344
32 Zacharie Robichon
Laurens Vanthoor
Lars Kern
Matt Campbell
GTDPorsche 911 GT3 R211’46.80511.0950.310119.994
33 Rolf Ineichen
Mirko Bortolotti
Steijn Schothorst
Marco Mapelli
GTDLamborghini Huracan GT3241’46.80511.0950.000119.994
34 Daniel Morad
Michael de Quesada
Billy Johnson
Maxi Buhk
GTDMercedes-AMG GT3251’46.86311.1530.058119.929
35 Rob Ferriol
Earl Bamber
Katherine Legge
Christina Nielsen
GTDPorsche 911 GT3 R261’46.89911.1890.036119.889
36 Mikhail Goikhberg
Franck Perera
Albert Costa
Tim Zimmermann
GTDLamborghini Huracan GT3271’47.01411.3040.115119.760
37 Bill Auberlen
Robby Foley
Aidan Read
Colton Herta
GTDBMW M6 GT3231’47.01511.3050.001119.759
38 Ryan Hardwick
Patrick Long
Jan Heylen
Klaus Bachler
GTDPorsche 911 GT3 R201’47.28111.5710.266119.462
39 Maxwell Root
Charles Eastwood
Ben Keating
Richard Westbrook
GTDAston Martin Vantage GT3231’47.32411.6140.043119.414
40 Aaron Telitz
Oliver Gavin
Kyle Kirkwood
Jack Hawksworth
GTDLexus RC F GT3161’47.32711.6170.003119.411
41 Bryan Sellers
Madison Snow
Corey Lewis
Andrea Caldarelli
GTDLamborghini Huracan GT3241’47.38411.6740.057119.347
42 Ted Giovanis
Owen Trinkler
Hugh Plumb
Matt Plumb
GTDPorsche 911 GT3 R81’47.52211.8120.138119.194
43 Robert Megennis
Zach Veach
Townsend Bell
Frankie Montecalvo
GTDLexus RC F GT3161’47.53911.8290.017119.175
44 Ian James
Roman De Angelis
Darren Turner
Ross Gunn
GTDAston Martin Vantage GT3241’47.59911.8890.060119.109
45 Ed Jones
Bret Curtis
Ryan Briscoe
Marcos Gomes
GTDFerrari 488 GT3231’47.62711.9170.028119.078
46 Russell Ward
Philip Ellis
Indy Dontje
Maro Engel
GTDMercedes-AMG GT3251’47.68611.9760.059119.013
47 John Potter
Andy Lally
Spencer Pumpelly
Mario Farnbacher
GTDAcura NSX GT351’47.80712.0970.121118.879
48 Kenny Habul
Raffaele Marciello
Mikael Grenier
Luca Stolz
GTDMercedes-AMG GT3141’47.89112.1810.084118.787
49Alan Metni
Andrew Davis
J.R. Hildebrand
Don Yount
GTDAudi R8 LMS GT3251’48.11612.4060.225118.539
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