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Askew Quickest in Bronze Test for Indy 8H

DXDT Mercedes-AMG GT3 Evo paces paid Bronze test for Indianapolis 8H…

Photo: Fabian Lagunas/SRO

David Askew was quickest of the Bronze-rated drivers that took to the track Thursday in the opening session of the weekend for the Indianapolis 8 Hour.

The DXDT Racing owner/driver recorded a best lap of 1:25.673 in his No. 63 Mercedes-AMG GT3 Evo, edging out the No. 20 Wright Motorsports Porsche 911 GT3 R of Fred Poordad by 0.382 seconds.

The 30-minute session featured a total of six of the 22 cars entered for the Intercontinental GT Challenge powered by Pirelli/GT World Challenge America powered by AWS round turn laps.

Kenny Habul in the No. 75 SunEnergy Racing Mercedes Evo was third quickest, followed by the No. 1 Squadra Corse Ferrari 488 GT3 of Mark Issa in fourth.

The No. 14 GMG Racing Audi R8 LMS GT4 of James Sofronas was the only GT4-spec car to turn laps in the session, slotting fifth overall.

All IGTC/GTWC America teams will take to the 2.4-mile road course for the start of official on-track action on Friday with a test session followed by Free Practice.

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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