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Bourdais Paces Road Atlanta Second Practice

Sebastien Bourdais leads PLM second practice…

Photo: John Dagys

Photo: John Dagys

Sebastien Bourdais led the second one-hour TUDOR United SportsCar Championship practice for Petit Le Mans powered by Mazda, the season finale.

Bourdais, back in the No. 5 Action Express Racing Corvette DP for the first time since the Mobil 1 Twelve Hours of Sebring back in March, clocked in at 1:14.610.

Alex Brundle got out in the No. 42 OAK Racing Ligier JS P2 Honda halfway through the session following a precautionary engine change.

By the end of the session, Brundle was up to second at a 1:15.134. Ricky Taylor was third in the No. 10 Wayne Taylor Racing Corvette DP.

Gunnar Jeannette led Prototype Challenge in the No. 52 PR1/Mathiasen Motorsports Oreca FLM09 at 1:17.533, ahead of Bruno Junqueira and Sean Rayhall for RSR Racing and 8Star Motorsports, respectively.

In GT Le Mans, the top six were separated by less than one tenth of a second, a mere 0.074 of a second. All 11 cars in class were only separated by 0.431.

Patrick Long led the tightly packed class in the No. 912 Porsche North America Porsche 911 RSR at 1:19.666, exactly one one-thousandth ahead of Marc Goossens in the No. 91 SRT Motorsports Dodge Viper SRT GTS-R.

Jan Magnussen’s Corvette C7.R, Dirk Mueller’s BMW Z4 GTE, Patrick Pilet in the second factory 911 and Giancarlo Fisichella in the Risi Competizione Ferrari F458 Italia were next as part of the six-pack.

Jan Heylen took the No. 58 Snow Racing/Dempsey Racing Porsche 911 GT America to the top of GT Daytona at 1:22.123, with Dane Cameron second in the No. 94 Turner Motorsport BMW Z4 GT3 and Andrew Davis third in the No. 27 Dempsey Racing Porsche 911 GT America.

One red flag for Chris Miller, stopped on course at Turn 3 in the No. 85 JDC-Miller Motorsports Oreca FLM09, halted the session with 15 minutes to go.

The traditional night practice is next up for the TUDOR Championship, from 7:30 to 9 p.m. local time.

RESULTS: Practice 2

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