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Duval Quickest; Toyota Drivers Turn First Laps in Warmup

Cadillacs dominate warmup as three drivers get first laps of weekend in Action Express entries…

Photo: Jake Galstad/IMSA

Loic Duval posted the quickest time in warmup for today’s Mobil 1 Twelve Hours of Sebring, while Toyota Gazoo Racing FIA World Endurance Championship teammates Mike Conway, Jose Maria Lopez and Kamui Kobayashi all got their first laps of the weekend in Action Express Racing Cadillac DPi-V.R machinery.

Duval’s 1:47.508 lap time in the No. 5 JDC-Miller Motorsports Cadillac edged out Kobayashi in the No. 48 Action Express entry by 0.397 seconds.

The Japanese star, along with Lopez — who has been medically cleared to race today following his massive accident in Friday’s WEC season-opener — shared warmup duties in the Ally-sponsored Cadillac.

Conway completed nine laps in the No. 31 Whelen entry while Kobayashi and Lopez combined for ten tours of the 3.7-mile circuit after focusing exclusively on their Toyota Le Mans Hypercar commitments until this morning.

Giedo van der Garde led the way in LMP2 in his Racing Team Nederland Oreca 07 Gibson with Joao Barbosa topping the time sheets in LMP3 aboard his Sean Creech Motorsport Ligier JS P320 Nissan.

The No. 47 Cetilar Racing Ferrari 488 GT3 Evo 2020 of Antonio Fuoco was quickest amongst all GTD entries, with Jules Gounon setting the quickest GTD Pro time in the No. 97 WeatherTech Racing Mercedes-AMG GT3 Evo.

Forty-seven of the 53 starters turned laps in the 20-minute session, which saw no major incidents.

The 70th Mobil 1 Twelve Hours of Sebring gets underway at 10:10 a.m. ET with live coverage on Peacock and IMSA Radio.


John Dagys is the founder and Editor-in-Chief of Sportscar365. Dagys spent eight years as a motorsports correspondent for and SPEED Channel and has contributed to numerous other motorsports publications worldwide. Contact John

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