Katherine Legge has taken the DeltaWing DWC13 to the top of the timesheets in a delayed, then later extended, Saturday morning practice at the Roar Before the Rolex 24.
Nearly an hour passed before any cars on track and the session, which was scheduled to start at 9 a.m., didn’t actually go green until just after 10:30 a.m. local time. The session was scheduled to end at 10:45 a.m. but was extended until 11:15.
Legge wasn’t quicker than the No. 60 Michael Shank Racing Ligier JS P2 Honda that led Friday’s sessions but clocked in a respectable 1:40.137, just edging Ozz Negri in the Shank Ligier at 1:40.182.
Other class leaders included Maro Engel (Starworks Motorsport) in PC, Mike Rockenfeller (Corvette Racing) in GTLM and Fabio Babini (Konrad Motorsport) in GTD.
Of note, the No. 4 Corvette C7.R returned to the track in this session following its small fire on Friday, as did the No. 5 Action Express Racing Corvette DP and No. 01 Chip Ganassi Racing Riley-Ford following separate incidents. In all, 48 of 53 cars took time.
IMSA has also revised the schedule for the remainder of the day’s activities due to the morning fog.
The revised timetable will see the next WeatherTech Championship session run from 1 to 3:45 p.m., and the next Continental Tire SportsCar Challenge session run from 4 to 5:15 p.m.
WeatherTech Championship sessions were due to run a total of 150 minutes between 1:05 to 2:35 p.m. (90 minutes) and 4:15 to 5:15 p.m. (60 minutes). While the planned fifth session is now rolled into the now fourth session, there will actually be an increase of 15 minutes of track time, to 165 minutes between 1 to 3:45 p.m.
The night practice session, from 6:45 to 8:15 p.m., is still scheduled for the same time.
RESULTS: Practice 3