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Tincknell, Mazda On Top in Second Practice at Road Atlanta

Later flyer puts No. 55 Mazda RT24-P quickest in second practice for Motul Petit Le Mans…

Photo: Jake Galstad/IMSA

A late flyer by Harry Tincknell has put Mazda atop the time charts in the second practice session of the day for Saturday’s Motul Petit Le Mans.

Tincknell’s 1:09.356 in the No. 55 Mazda RT24-P edged out the Practice 1 pace-setting No. 31 Action Express Racing Cadillac DPi-V.R of Felipe Nasr by 0.044 seconds in another red flag-interrupted session.

Sebastien Bourdais was third quickest in the No. 5 JDC-Miller Motorsports Cadillac, followed by Scott Dixon, who suffered a late-session spin in the No. 01 Chip Ganassi Racing Cadillac.

The No. 60 Meyer Shank Racing Acura ARX-05 of Dane Cameron completed the top-five followed by DPi championship leader Ricky Taylor, who was some seven-tenths off Nasr’s pace-setting time.

Nick Tandy put the No. 4 Chevrolet Corvette C8.R atop the time charts in the GT Le Mans class, thanks to a 1:16.938 lap time.

Tandy edged out the No. 97 WeatherTech Racing Porsche 911 RSR-19 of Kevin Estre by 0.082 seconds, with the No. 79 Proton-run Porsche third in the hands of Mathieu Jaminet.

LMP2 was led by the No. 52 PR1/Mathiasen Motorsports Oreca 07 Gibson of Mikkel Jensen, who outpaced the No. 22 United Autosports entry of Guy Smith.

The No. 91 Riley Motorsports Ligier JS P320 Nissan of Dylan Murry, meanwhile, paced LMP3 ahead of the sister No. 74 entry with a time set by Felipe Fraga.

Robby Foley led the way in GT Daytona, thanks to a 1:19.593 lap time in the No. 96 Turner Motorsport BMW M6 GT3.

It was 0.051 seconds quicker than the No. 14 Vasser Sullivan Racing Lexus RC F GT3 of Aaron Telitz.

Class championship leader Laurens Vanthoor in the No. 9 Pfaff Motorsports Porsche 911 GT3 R was third on the time charts followed by title rival Madison Snow in Paul Miller Racing’s Lamborghini Huracan GT3 Evo.

The session saw three red flags, the first for a heavy accident from the No. 16 Wright Motorsports Porsche 911 GT3 R of Jan Heylen, who was hit by the No. 8 Tower Motorsport Oreca of John Farano in Turn 12.

Farano, who sustained sidepod damage to his Starworks Motorsport-run entry, was given incident responsibility.

Oliver Askew brought out the second red when his No. 36 Andretti Autosport Ligier LMP3 stopped on track at pit out, which was followed by a spin for the No. 91 Riley Ligier LMP3 of Jim Cox, who ended up beached in Turn 10a.

A 90-minute night practice is on tap beginning at 6:30 p.m. ET.

RESULTS: Practice 2

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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