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RS1 Porsche Sweeps Sebring Practice

Stevan McAleer keeps No. 28 Porsche on top as practice at Sebring wraps up…

Photo: Mike Levitt/IMSA

Stevan McAleer paced the second and final practice session for the IMSA Michelin Pilot Challenge Alan Jay Automotive Network 120 at Sebring International Raceway, completing a practice sweep for the RS1 squad in the process.

The Scottish driver steered the No. 28 Porsche 718 Cayman GT4 RS CS to a best time of 2:09.786, which was 0.179 seconds ahead of the No. 88 Archangel Motorsports Aston Martin Vantage GT4 in the hands of Aaron Telitz.

McAleer’s time compared strongly to the 2:10.286 that co-driver Trent Hindman set to lead the opening practice session, which took place on Wednesday.

Spencer Pumpelly completed the top three aboard the No. 38 BGB Motorsports Porsche that he shares with Thomas Collingwood, while the No. 34 JMF Motorsports Mercedes-AMG GT4 of Michai Stephens slotted into fourth.

Michael de Quesada rounded out the overall top five aboard the No. 69 Motorsports In Action McLaren Artura GT4, leading the No. 13 McCumbee McAleer Racing Ford Mustang GT4 and the No. 57 Winward Racing Mercedes-AMG.

In TCR, Audi beat Hyundai as Chris Miller set a 2:13.552 aboard the No. 17 JDC-Miller Motorsports Audi RS 3 LMS TCR to lead the class.

He remained clear of a trio of Hyundai Elantra N TCRs, led by the No. 33 Bryan Herta Autosport car driven by Harry Gottsacker and the sister No. 98 machine of Mason Filippi.

The 60-minute session was briefly red flagged in the opening minutes as the No. 55 Gou Racing Audi stopped on track at Bishop.

The Pilot Challenge cars return to the track for qualifying at 2:10 p.m. EDT.

RESULTS: Practice 2

Davey Euwema is Sportscar365's European Editor. Based in The Netherlands, Euwema covers the FIA World Endurance Championship, European Le Mans Series and Fanatec GT World Challenge Europe powered by AWS, among other series.

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