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Braun Tops Practice 2 at Road Atlanta

Colin Braun, CORE autosport to top of time sheets in Practice 2 at Road Atlanta…

Photo: Jake Galstad/IMSA

Colin Braun has put CORE autosport atop the time sheets at Road Atlanta, having posted the quickest time in second practice for Saturday’s Motul Petit Le Mans.

Braun laid down a 1:11.669 lap time in the No. 54 Oreca 07 Gibson to go quickest in the 60-minute session and fastest of the event so far.

The Texan and co-driver Jon Bennett are chasing the Prototype title, entering this weekend’s season finale with a four-point deficit to Action Express Racing’s Eric Curran and Felipe Nasr.

Braun was 0.137 seconds quicker than the No. 5 Action Express Cadillac DPi-V.R of Tristan Vautier in second, with Juan Pablo Montoya making a late improvement to go third quickest in the No. 6 Team Penske Acura ARX-05.

The pair of Team Joest Mazda RT24-Ps completed the top-five overall and in Prototype.

Magnussen Tops GTLM, Bleekemolen Quickest in GTD

Jan Magnussen posted the quickest time in GT Le Mans, taking the No. 3 Corvette C7.R to a time of 1:18.300 to outpace the Practice 1 pace-setting Ford GTs.

The No. 33 Riley Motorsports Mercedes-AMG GT3 of Jeroen Bleekemolen, meanwhile, led the way in GT Daytona with a 1:20.506 lap.

No major incidents were reported throughout the session.

A 90-minute night practice session is scheduled to get underway at 7:30 p.m. EDT.

RESULTS: Practice 2

John Dagys is the founder and Editor-in-Chief of Sportscar365 as well as the recently launched e-racing365 Web site for electric racing. Dagys spent eight years as a motorsports correspondent for FOXSports.com/SPEED Channel, and contributes to other publications worldwide. Contact John

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