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Tincknell Quickest Saturday Morning at Roar

Harry Tincknell goes quickest Saturday morning at the Roar Before the 24…

Photo: Jake Galstad/IMSA

Harry Tincknell was quickest in the Saturday morning session at the Roar Before the 24 as times dipped unofficially below the track record.

Tincknell, driving the No. 55 entry, was 0.567 seconds faster than Fernando Alonso in the No. 10 Wayne Taylor Racing Cadillac DPi-V.R at the top of the time charts, while Tincknell’s teammate Rene Rast was third.

Pipo Derani turned in the third-fastest time of the session for Action Express Racing, while Joao Barbosa was fifth in the team’s sister Cadillac.

All four LMP2 entries turned laps for the first time this weekend with Matt McMurry setting the best time of the session in the No. 52 PR1/Mathiasen Oreca 07 Gibson.

Kyle Masson was second quickest in the No. 38 Performance Tech entry, with the two DragonSpeed Orecas third and fourth.

Of note, the No. 18 DragonSpeed car turned its first laps of the event after delays in getting the chassis to the track and then converting it into IMSA trim.

Mathieu Jaminet paced the highly competitive GT Le Mans class in the No. 912 Porsche 911 RSR, narrowly edging Antonio Garcia in the No. 3 Chevrolet Corvette C7.R by 0.007 seconds.

Fred Makowiecki put the second Porsche in the third spot, followed by the Risi Competizione Ferrari 488 GTE of Miguel Molina and the No. 67 Ford GT of Richard Westbrook.

Black Swan Racing’s Matteo Cairoli paced the GT Daytona class in the No. 540 Porsche 911 GT3 R. AJ Allmendinger was close behind in the No. 86 Acura NSX GT3 Evo for Meyer Shank Racing, while Daniel Serra was third in class for Spirit of Race.

One red flag period interrupted the session midway through which involved the No. 50 Juncos Racing Cadillac of Will Owen, the No. 88 WRT Speedstar Audi Sport Audi R8 LMS GT3 Evo of Roman DeAngelis, and the No. 8 Starworks Audi of Ezequiel Perez Companc, according to IMSA Radio.

Earlier in the session, the No. 99 NGT Motorsport Porsche came to the pits with right front suspension problems.

RESULTS: Session 3

Ryan Myrehn is an Indianapolis-based broadcaster and reporter. In addition to his work covering primarily domestic sports car racing for Sportscar365, he is the lead announcer for SRO America's TV coverage as well as a pit reporter for IndyCar Radio. Myrehn, a graduate of DePauw University, is also the host of Sportscar365's “Double Stint” Podcast.

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