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Formal Tops Wednesday Practice at Sebring

Reigning series champion, Formal sets opening pace in first Super Trofeo practice sessions of the season…

Photo: Jamey Price/Lamborghini

Danny Formal led the opening day of Lamborghini Super Trofeo North America practice at Sebring International Raceway ahead of this this weekend’s opening two rounds of the single-make series season.

Reigning series champion, Formal, reeled off a 2:01.204 lap in Wednesday’s first practice session in the No. 1 Wayne Taylor Racing with Andretti Lamborghini Huracan Super Trofeo EVO2 he shares with Ryan Norman to pace the 37-car field.

Andy Lee was second fastest overall behind the wheel of his Pro-Am class No. 14 Flying Lizard Motorsports entry, with his 2:01.884 lap time time from Practice 2, just over six tenths off of Formal’s Practice 1 pace.

Meanwhile, Anthony McIntosh’s No. 69 WRTAndretti Lamborghini led the Am class, finishing eighth fastest overall, with Flying Lizard’s Sam Chi comfortably topping the time sheets in LB Cup.

The day’s first 45-minute practice ran entirely green, while Practice 2 was interrupted by three red flags.

The first red was shown almost immediately when Anthony Bullock’s solo-driven No. 12 One Motorsports Lamborghini crashed at Turn 1 on cold tires in the opening minutes of the session.

The No. 77 Pro class car of Jake Walker later brought out a second brief red when he went off track at Turn 8 in his Forty7 Motorsports machine.

Practice 2 ended under red flag conditions as the No. 25 Alliance Racing Lamborghini of Andre Lagartixa spun at Turn 13 after losing a wheel in the closing minutes.

Both 45-minute practice sessions also saw a flurry of warnings and penalties issued to no fewer than 14 cars for various pit lane infractions. While most received warnings, five cars were assessed drive-through penalties for repeated infractions.

Qualifying for both races is slated for Thursday at 11:55 a.m. EDT, followed by Race 1 at 5:55 p.m. with live coverage on Peacock and

RESULTS: Practice (Combined)

Jonathan Grace is the host of Sportscar365's Double Stint Podcast and a contributor to the web site's IMSA-sanctioned race coverage.

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