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WTR Fastest in Roar Session 3

Jordan Taylor turned in the fastest lap of Session 3 of the Roar Before the 24…

Photo: Rick Dole/IMSA

Jordan Taylor set the pace in the third IMSA WeatherTech SportsCar Championship test session of the Roar Before the 24 in the No. 10 Wayne Taylor Racing Cadillac DPi-V.R.

The defending Rolex 24 at Daytona and series champion’s best lap of 1:37.188 is the fastest lap of the Roar so far and was 0.196 seconds clear of Tristan Vautier’s Spirit of Daytona Cadillac which was second quick in the session.

CORE autosport’s strong showing at the Roar continued with Romain Dumas clocking the third-fastest overall time in the team’s Oreca 07 Gibson, followed by Mike Conway in the No. 31 Action Express Cadillac and Stephen Simpson in the No. 99 JDC-Miller Motorsports Oreca.

Ford Chip Ganassi Racing’s Scott Dixon led the way in GT Le Mans in the No. 67 Ford GT, edging this sister No. 66 entry at the top of the class.

Risi Competizione’s Ferrari 488 GTE came in right behind the Fords with Alessandro Pier Guidi at the controls, while Oliver Gavin piloted the No. 4 Chevrolet Corvette C7.R to the fourth fastest time in the class.

GT Daytona honors went to the No. 59 Manthey Racing Porsche 911 GT3 R of Matteo Cairoli who had the fastest lap in the class by a full 0.428 seconds.

Rolf Ineichen was second for GRT Grasser Racing in the No. 11 Lamborghini Huracan GT3, with Andrea Caldarelli third fastest in the No. 48 Paul Miller Racing Lamborghini

No major incidents occurred during the 90-minute session. Session 4 is schedule for 3:30 p.m. ET this afternoon.

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 a pit reporter for SRO America's TV coverage as well as for IndyCar Radio. Myrehn, a graduate of DePauw University, is also the host of Sportscar365's “Double Stint” Podcast.

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