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Hindman Quickest in Wet Second Practice at VIR

VOLT Racing by Archangel Aston Martin Vantage GT4 quickest in rain-soaked session…

Photo: IMSA

Trent Hindman stormed to the top of the time sheets in Saturday morning’s IMSA Michelin Pilot Challenge practice at Virginia International Raceway for VOLT Racing by Archangel.

Hindman took his No. 7 Aston Martin Vantage GT4 to a best lap of 2:14.225 in the rain-soaked session that saw limited participation due to weather conditions.

He was 0.080 seconds quicker than the No. 56 Murillo Racing Mercedes-AMG GT4 of Kenny Murllo. Murllo’s co-driver Eric Foss had set pace early in the 60-minute scheduled session.

A red flag came out for an accident by the No. 18 CB Motorsport Mercedes-AMG GT4 of Mark Kvamme, whose car sustained heavy right-front damage and required barrier repairs.

The session restarted with 20 minutes left on the clock, where notable improvements were made.

It included the No. 17 JDC-Miller Motorsports Audi RS 3 LMS TCR of Chris Miller, who ended up quickest of the TCR cars with the sixth quickest time overall.

Miller improved on Ryan Eversley’s 2:19.646 lap in the No. 84 Atlanta Speedwerks Honda Civic Type-R he’s sharing with Brian Henderson this weekend. 

Twenty-three of the 34 entered cars turned laps in the session.

Heylen Quickest in Friday’s Dry Session

Jan Heylen led the way in the opening Pilot Challenge session of the weekend, laying down a 1:52.819 lap time in the No. 16 Wright Motorsports Porsche 718 Cayman GT4 Clubsport in dry conditions.

Robin Liddell was second quickest in the session in the No. 71 Rebel Rock Racing Chevrolet Camaro GT4.R with the class championship-leading No. 95 Turner Motorsport BMW M4 GT4 of Bill Auberlen fourth on the time charts in GS.

TCR was led by the No. 17 JDC-Miller Audi of Mikey Taylor.

Rain is not in the forecast for tomorrow’s Virginia is for Racing Lovers Grand Prix, which gets underway at 2:10 p.m. ET on Trackpass on NBC Sports Gold and IMSA Radio.

Qualifying is scheduled for 8 a.m. ET on Sunday.

RESULTS: Practice 1 / Practice 2

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