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Montoya, Penske Pace Road Atlanta Practice 2

Montoya puts Penske Oreca on top in Practice 2 at Road Atlanta…

Photo: Richard Dole/IMSA

Team Penske has topped the second practice session for this weekend’s Motul Petit Le Mans with Juan Pablo Montoya at the wheel of its Oreca 07 Gibson. 

Montoya posted a time of 1:12.445 in the 60-minute session to take the Oreca to the top of the timesheets in the team’s first race of its new program. 

Mathias Beche made it an Oreca 1-2 with his Rebellion Racing entry going 0.252 seconds slower than the Colombian while Dane Cameron was the fastest DPi driver in his No. 31 Action Express Racing Cadillac DPi-V.R.

Pipo Derani and Filipe Albuquerque completed the top five in their No. 22 Tequila Patron ESM and No. 5 Action Express cars.

The top seven cars were classified within eight-tenths in the close-fought session.

Alessandro Pier Guidi led the way in GT Le Mans with the Risi Competizione Ferrari 488 GTE while Marcel Fassler and Earl Bamber were second and third. 

All five GTLM manufacturers were represented in the top five positions in class. 

Michael Shank Racing’s Katherine Legge posted the quickest GT Daytona lap time, a 1:20.308, enough to put the No. 93 Acura NSX GT3 0.584 seconds clear of Colin Braun in the CORE autosport Porsche 911 GT3 R. 

Patricio O’Ward set the pace in Prototype Challenge for Performance Tech Motorsports, 1.2 seconds clear of Garett Grist’s BAR1 Motorsports car. 

Practice 3 will get started at 7:30 p.m. local time with night-time running. 

RESULTS: Practice 2

Jake Kilshaw is a UK-based journalist. He is a graduate of Politics and International Relations.


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