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Vautier Quickest in Rain-Affected Night Practice

JDC-Miller Motorsports quickest in night practice prior to arrival of rain…

Photo: Jake Galstad/IMSA

Tristan Vautier led the way in a rain-affected night practice for Saturday’s Motul Petit Le Mans at Michelin Raceway Road Atlanta.

The Frenchman in the No. 5 JDC-Miller Motorsports Cadillac DPi-V.R recorded a quick lap of 1:10.796 to edge out the No. 01 Chip Ganassi Racing Cadillac of Kevin Magnussen by 0.026 seconds.

The No. 55 Mazda RT24-P of Oliver Jarvis was third quickest, meanwhile.

All of the fast times were set prior to the arrival of rain, which came halfway through the 90-minute session.

The majority of cars elected to call it quits at that point, with rain not in the forecast for Saturday’s ten-hour IMSA WeatherTech SportsCar Championship season finale.

The session was briefly red-flagged with 10 minutes left on the clock, although no cars were left on track.

WeatherTech Racing went 1-2 in GT Le Mans, led by the No. 97 Porsche 911 RSR-19 of Fred Makowiecki, while Mikkel Jensen and Rasmus Lindh were quickest in LMP2 and LMP3 for PR1/Mathiasen Motorsports and Performance Tech Motorsports, respectively.

The No. 14 Vasser Sullivan Racing Lexus RC F GT3 of Jack Hawksworth paced GT Daytona.

All but the No. 16 Wright Motorsports Porsche 911 GT3 R turned laps following the GTD car’s accident in Practice 2.

Sportscar365 understands that Wright is working to source a replacement chassis following the accident to make Saturday’s race.

Qualifying gets underway at 3:45 p.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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