Olivier Pla posted the fastest time in the second Practice session and of the day for the Sahlen’s Six Hours of The Glen, putting the Michael Shank Racing Ligier JS P2 Honda on top once again.
Pla’s 1:36.155 was 0.550 seconds quicker than the time set by his co-driver Ozz Negri during first practice and was almost eight-tenths clear off Jonathan Bomarito’s No. 55 Mazda in second.
“As soon as I did the track walk with John (Pew) and Ozz yesterday, I knew I was going to love the track,” Pla said.
“It was great. I was able to do three laps this morning and then I had a longer run in the afternoon. It’s a really fast track which is what I like.”
The No. 5 Action Express Corvette DP put in the fourth time with Christian Fitipaldi behind the wheel, while Ben Devlin made it two Mazdas in the top-five.
GT Le Mans saw the opposite situation from this morning, with both Chip Ganassi Racing Ford GTs leading the way ahead of the No. 100 BMW M6 GTLM.
Renger van der Zande was quickest in Prototype Challenge in his No. 8 Starworks Motorsport Oreca FLM09, while Matt Bell led the way in GT Daytona in his No. 9 Stevenson Motorsports Audi R8 LMS GT3.
The session was overshadowed by a heavy crash of the No. 27 Dream Racing Lamborghini Huracán GT3 about halfway in the 60-minute session.
Larry DeGeorge lost control of the Italian GT3 heading in the Bus Stop and made heavy contact with the barriers, causing a lengthy red flag period to recover the vehicle and repair barrier damage.
DeGeorge has been evaluated and was released from the medical centre before the end of the session, although his Lamborghini looks unlikely to continue this weekend.
A third and final practice is on tap for 10:15 a.m. ET.
RESULTS: Practice 2