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WTR Tops Saturday Afternoon Session at Roar

Renger Van Der Zande and Wayne Taylor Racing top Saturday afternoon at the Roar…

Photo: Jake Galstad/IMSA

Renger Van Der Zande was quickest in the afternoon IMSA WeatherTech SportsCar Championship session at the Roar Before the 24 in the No. 10 Cadillac DPi-V.R.

The Dutchman’s fastest lap of 1:34.534 was 0.483 seconds faster than Ricky Taylor in the No. 7 Acura Team Penske Acura ARX-05, followed by Mike Conway in the No. 5 Cadillac for Action Express Racing

Of note, the No. 50 Juncos Racing Cadillac turned 14 laps after undergoing significant repairs following an accident in the first session of the day that also damaged the No. 8 Starworks Motorsport GT Daytona entry. That car, too, returned to action in the afternoon.

LMP2 was led by Nico Lapierre in the No. 81 DragonSpeed Oreca 07 Gibson, followed by Gabriel Aubry in the No. 52 for PR1/Mathiasen and the No. 18 DragonSpeed car driven by Pastor Maldonado.

The No. 38 Performance Tech Oreca did not turn laps.

Scott Dixon put Ford Chip Ganassi Racing ahead of Porsche’s Patrick Pilet in the GT Le Mans class, while Dixon’s teammate Sebastien Bourdais was third fastest in the sister Ford GT.

Meyer Shank Racing’s pair of Acura NSX GT3 Evos swept the top two spots in GT Daytona in the session with Trent Hindman edging Katherine Legge for class honors.

Mirko Bortolotti was third fastest in the No. 11 GRT Grasser Racing Team Lamborghini Huracan GT3 Evo.

Up next is the qualifying session for the GTD competitors that will be used to determine pit selection, followed by night practice at 6:45 p.m. ET.

RESULTS: Session 4

Ryan Myrehn is an Indianapolis-based journalist and sportscaster, covering IMSA and Pirelli World Challenge. Myrehn, a graduate of DePauw University, is also the host of Sportscar365's “Double Stint” Podcast.

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