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Braun Paces Practice 2 at Lime Rock

Colin Braun topped the time sheets in Practice 2 at Lime Rock Park…

Photo: IMSA

Photo: IMSA

Colin Braun topped the time sheets in Practice 2 for the Northeast Grand Prix at Lime Rock Park.

The Texan posted a time of 48.990 on his 37th tour of the Lakeville, Conn. circuit in the No. 54 CORE autosport Oreca FLM09 after logging the second-fastest time in Practice 1.

Tom Kimber-Smith brought the No. 52 PR1/Mathiasen Motorsports machine to the second-fastest time of the second practice, 0.224-seconds behind Braun’s pace-setting time.

Canadian Kyle Marcelli was third-fastest for Performance Tech Motorsports.

Dirk Werner took the No. 25 BMW M6 GTLM to the top of the charts in GT Le Mans after recording the fifth-fastest time in Practice 1 with Bill Auberlen at the controls.

The sister No. 100 BMW returned to the track after causing the only stoppage in Practice 1 when it slowed due to a gearbox problem, but posted just the seventh-quickest GTLM time in the second practice.

The No. 62 Risi Competizione Ferarri 488 GTE and No. 4 Chevrolet Corvette C7.R finished the session second and third respectively in the GTLM field.

Mario Farnbacher led the way in GTD driving the No. 23 The Heart of Racing/AJR Porsche 911 GT3 R, with Robin Liddell and Stevenson Motorsports in the No. 6 Audi R8 LMS GT3 in second and the No. 96 Turner Motorsports BMW M6 GT3 driven by Jens Klingmann in third.

The lone stoppage in the second practice session was a brief red flag with 11 minutes remaining due to the No. 16 Change Racing Lamborghini Huracan GT3 stopping on track outside of the chicane.

Next up on the schedule is qualifying for Saturday’s race, which is scheduled for this afternoon at 4:25 p.m. local time.

RESULTS: Practice 2

Ryan Myrehn is an Indianapolis-based broadcaster and reporter. In addition to his work covering primarily domestic sports car racing for Sportscar365, he is a pit reporter for SRO America's TV coverage as well as for IndyCar Radio. Myrehn, a graduate of DePauw University, is also the host of Sportscar365's “Double Stint” Podcast.

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