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Sims Quickest in Final All-Class Practice at Daytona

No. 31 Action Express Racing Cadillac V-LMDh quickest in fourth practice session…

Photo: Rick Dole/IMSA

Alexander Sims was quickest in the final all-class practice for the Rolex 24 at Daytona, leading a Cadillac 1-2 in the GTP class.

Sims recorded a best lap time of 1:35.493 in his No. 31 Action Express Racing Cadillac V-LMDh to edge out the No. 01 Chip Ganassi Racing entry of Scott Dixon by 0.224 seconds.

Nick Yelloly slotted in third in the No. 25 Team RLL BMW M Hybrid V8, followed by the No. 7 Porsche Penske Motorsport Porsche 963 of Matt Campbell and the pole-sitting No. 60 Meyer Shank Racing Acura ARX-06.

A spin by Helio Castroneves at pit out, which saw the Brazilian drive backwards through a portion of the pit road before rejoining in the correct direction, brought out the only red flag of the 60-minute session.

The No. 32 Team Korthoff Motorsports Mercedes-AMG GT3 Evo of Mikael Grenier led the way in the production-based ranks, ahead of the GTD Pro pace-setting No. 79 WeatherTech Racing Mercedes driven by Jules Gounon/

Roman Grosjean managed to put the No. 63 Iron Lynx Lamborghini Huracan GT3 EVO2 third on the overall time sheets and second in class.

Mikkel Jensen and Jarett Andretti led the way for TDS Racing and Andretti Autosport in LMP2 and LMP3, respectively.

Fifty eight of the 61 starters set times, with the majority of the non-runners from Thursday night returning to action, except for the No. 57 Winward Racing Mercedes and No. 42 NTE Sport Lamborghini.

Additionally, both the No. 53 MDK Motorsports Porsche 911 GT3 R and No. 95 Turner Motorsport BMW M4 GT3 did not set times.

A 20-minute GTP-only session is scheduled for 6:25 p.m. ET following the four-hour Michelin Pilot Challenge race.

RESULTS: Practice 4

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