Laguna Seca IMSA: Taylor leads Montoya in Acura 1-2

David Malsher

Taylor set a superb 1min15.035sec lap in the #7 Acura Team Penske ARX-05 to eclipse Montoya by more than 0.3sec and clinch his first pole position of the year.

Brother Jordan Taylor was fastest of the Cadillacs, slotting the Wayne Taylor Racing DPi-V.R into third ahead of the quicker of the two Mazdas, the #77 driven by Tristan Nunez.

The second RT24-P of local boy Jonathan Bomarito will start sixth, on the outside of Action Express Racing’s faster Cadillac entry, driven by Felipe Nasr. Filipe Albuquerque was seventh in the other AXR Caddy, well clear of the two JDC-Miller Motorsports entries.

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Jon Bennett's effort in the CORE autosport Nissan DPi was slower than both of the two LMP2 entries, the quickest of which was the Performance Tech Motorsports Oreca of Kyle Masson.

GT Le Mans

#24 BMW Team RLL BMW M8 GTE, GTLM: Jesse Krohn, John Edwards

#24 BMW Team RLL BMW M8 GTE, GTLM: Jesse Krohn, John Edwards <span class="copyright">Richard Dole / LAT Images</span>
#24 BMW Team RLL BMW M8 GTE, GTLM: Jesse Krohn, John Edwards Richard Dole / LAT Images

Richard Dole / LAT Images

Jesse Krohn set a 1min21.557sec lap in the #24 Rahal Letterman Lanigan Racing-run BMW M8 GTE that survived Dirk Muller’s attempts to displace him, the German's Ford GT coming up 0.127sec short.

Krohn’s teammate Blomqvist got to third place, 0.334sec away, before pitting his BMW, while Laurens Vanthoor will start fourth in the #912 Porsche 911 RSR after setting a time 0.385sec from P1.

Ryan Briscoe ran off the road at the Corkscrew on what should have been his best lap in the second Ford, but his previous best was still enough to eclipse both Corvette C7.Rs.

Nick Tandy spun the #911 Porsche out of the Corkscrew and then reversed down the hill so he could rejoin in a safe place without causing any disruption to his rivals. However, he will start last in class.

GT Daytona

#73 Park Place Motorsports Porsche 911 GT3 R, GTD: Patrick Long, Patrick Lindsey

#73 Park Place Motorsports Porsche 911 GT3 R, GTD: Patrick Long, Patrick Lindsey <span class="copyright">Charles Bradley</span>
#73 Park Place Motorsports Porsche 911 GT3 R, GTD: Patrick Long, Patrick Lindsey Charles Bradley

Charles Bradley

Patrick Lindsey had a nasty off in the Park Place Motorsports Porsche 911 GT3 R with eight minutes to go in the GTD session, and that brought out the red flags.

The #73 car clipped the inside curb at Turn 10, drifted out to the exit curb and then spun across the track where it made heavy contact with a concrete barrier. Lindsey walked to the rescue vehicle unaided but the car appeared that it would be difficult to repair in time for Sunday's race.

At the time the session was stopped, Trent Hindman had just set fastest time in the #86 Meyer Shank Racing Acura NSX GT3, edging Cooper MacNeil’s Scuderia Corsa Ferrari 488 GT3 by 0.055sec, with Zacharie Robichon’s Pfaff Porsche and Robby Foley’s Turner Motorsports BMW M6 GT3 on identical times in third and fourth.

However, the session was reset with four minutes on the clock, and a great final lap by Corey Lewis saw him jump his Paul Miller Racing Lamborghini Huracan GT3 to the top of the times by 0.101sec. 

Matt Plumb clocked sixth in Compass Racing’s McLaren 720S ahead of the second Acura of Christina Nielsen and the Riley Motorsports Mercedes-AMG GT3 of Ben Keating.

Session results:

1

7

United States
United States

Ricky Taylor
Helio Castroneves

Brazil
Brazil

DPi

Acura DPi

1'15.035

2

6

United States
United States

Dane Cameron
Juan Pablo Montoya

Colombia
Colombia

DPi

Acura DPi

1'15.343

0.308

3

10

Netherlands
Netherlands

Renger van der Zande
Jordan Taylor

United States
United States

DPi

Cadillac DPi

1'15.488

0.453

4

77

United Kingdom
United Kingdom

Oliver Jarvis
Tristan Nunez

United States
United States

DPi

Mazda DPi

1'15.517

0.482

5

31

Brazil
Brazil

Felipe Nasr
Pipo Derani

Brazil
Brazil

DPi

Cadillac DPi

1'15.610

0.575

6

55

United States
United States

Jonathan Bomarito
Harry Tincknell

United Kingdom
United Kingdom

DPi

Mazda DPi

1'15.728

0.693

7

5

Portugal
Portugal

Joao Barbosa
Filipe Albuquerque

Portugal
Portugal

DPi

Cadillac DPi

1'15.757

0.722

8

85

Canada
Canada

Mikhail Goikhberg
Tristan Vautier

France
France

DPi

Cadillac DPi

1'16.176

1.141

9

84

Switzerland
Switzerland

Simon Trummer
Stephen Simpson

South Africa
South Africa

DPi

Cadillac DPi

1'16.348

1.313

10

38

Canada
Canada

Cameron Cassels
Kyle Masson

United States
United States

LMP2

ORECA LMP2

1'16.817

1.782

11

52

United States
United States

Matt McMurry
Dalton Kellett

Canada
Canada

LMP2

ORECA LMP2

1'17.618

2.583

12

54

United States
United States

Jon Bennett
Colin Braun

United States
United States

DPi

Nissan DPi

1'17.661

2.626

13

24

Finland
Finland

Jesse Krohn
John Edwards

United States
United States

GTLM

BMW M8 GTE

1'21.557

6.522

14

66

United States
United States

Joey Hand
Dirk Muller

Germany
Germany

GTLM

Ford GT

1'21.684

6.649

15

25

United States
United States

Connor de Phillippi
Tom Blomqvist

United Kingdom
United Kingdom

GTLM

BMW M8 GTE

1'21.891

6.856

16

912

New Zealand
New Zealand

Earl Bamber
Laurens Vanthoor

Belgium
Belgium

GTLM

Porsche 911 RSR

1'21.942

6.907

17

67

Australia
Australia

Ryan Briscoe
Richard Westbrook

United Kingdom
United Kingdom

GTLM

Ford GT

1'21.999

6.964

18

3

Denmark
Denmark

Jan Magnussen
Antonio Garcia

Spain
Spain

GTLM

Corvette C7.R

1'22.026

6.991

19

4

United Kingdom
United Kingdom

Oliver Gavin
Tommy Milner

United States
United States

GTLM

Corvette C7.R

1'22.161

7.126

20

911

France
France

Patrick Pilet
Nick Tandy

United Kingdom
United Kingdom

GTLM

Porsche 911 RSR

1'22.295

7.260

21

48

United States
United States

Bryan Sellers
Corey Lewis

United States
United States

GTD

Lamborghini Huracan GT3

1'24.962

9.927

22

86

Germany
Germany

Mario Farnbacher
Trent Hindman

United States
United States

GTD

Acura NSX GT3

1'25.063

10.028

23

63

United States
United States

Cooper MacNeil
Toni Vilander

Finland
Finland

GTD

Ferrari 488 GT3

1'25.118

10.083

24

9

Canada
Canada

Scott Hargrove
Zacharie Robichon

Canada
Canada

GTD

Porsche 911 GT3 R

1'25.165

10.130

25

96

United States
United States

Bill Auberlen
Robby Foley

United States
United States

GTD

BMW M6 GT3

1'25.165

10.130

26

76

United States
United States

Paul Holton
Matt Plumb

United States
United States

GTD

McLaren 720S GT3

1'25.204

10.169

27

57

United Kingdom
United Kingdom

Katherine Legge
Christina Nielsen

Denmark
Denmark

GTD

Acura NSX GT3

1'25.311

10.276

28

33

United States
United States

Ben Keating
Jeroen Bleekemolen

Netherlands
Netherlands

GTD

Mercedes-AMG GT3

1'25.678

10.643

29

14

United States
United States

Richard Heistand
Jack Hawksworth

United Kingdom
United Kingdom

GTD

Lexus RC F GT3

1'26.180

11.145

30

44

United States
United States

John Potter
Andy Lally

United States
United States

GTD

Lamborghini Huracan GT3

1'26.414

11.379

31

12

United States
United States

Frankie Montecalvo
Townsend Bell

United States
United States

GTD

Lexus RC F GT3

1'26.466

11.431

32

73

United States
United States

Patrick Lindsey
Patrick Long

United States
United States

GTD

Porsche 911 GT3 R

0.000

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