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Sims Quickest in Red Flag-Filled Night Practice

Five red flags severely impact night-time running in third practice of day at Sebring…

Photo: Jake Galstad/IMSA

Action Express Racing’s Alexander Sims paced night practice for the Mobil 1 Twelve Hours of Sebring, in a red flag-filled session due to a number of stoppages and incidents.

Sims’ 1:48.820 in the No. 31 Cadillac V-Series.R set early in the 90-minute session held as the quickest, 0.152 seconds faster than the No. 6 Porsche Penske Motorsport Porsche 963 of Nick Tandy in second.

Louis Deletraz was credited with the third quickest time in the No. 10 Wayne Taylor Racing with Andretti Autosport Acura ARX-06.

However, the WTR Andretti Acura, as well as the No. 60 Meyer Shank Racing entry, brought out separate red flags due to stoppages on track with suspected electrical issues.

Other reds included standalone accidents for both Kellymoss with Riley Porsche 911 GT3 Rs, with David Brule (No. 92) and Kay van Berlo (No. 91), as well as loose wheel for the No. 66 Gradient Racing Acura NSX GT3 Evo22 of Marc Miller, which stopped on track for another red.

It led to limited running for competitors, particularly those drivers who were required to complete night-time driving in order to be allowed to race during periods of darkness on Saturday.

GTD Pro was led by Jordan Taylor in the No. 3 Chevrolet Corvette C8.R GTD, who edged out GTD pace-setter Indy Dontje in the No. 57 Winward Racing Mercedes-AMG GT3 Evo.

The No. 35 TDS Racing Oreca 07 Gibson of Josh Pierson paced LMP2, while Garett Grist was fastest in LMP3 in the No. 30 Jr III Racing Ligier JS P320 Nissan.

Qualifying for the Mobil 1 Twelve Hours of Sebring gets underway Friday at 9:15 a.m. ET.

RESULTS: Practice 3

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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