Felipe Nasr

  • Cadillac lead the way in Rolex 24 FP1

    Felipe Nasr lead the way in the First Free Practice session at Daytona International Speedway, the Brazilian driver posting a time of 1:36.108 in the #31 Action Express Cadillac Dpi-V.R. It was a Cadillac 1-2-3 by the end of the session, Filipe Albuquerque going second with a time of 1:36.707 in the #5 Action Express Cadillac followed by Tristan Vautier in the #85 JDC Miller Motorsports Cadilllac.

    Cadillac are running six cars in the Dpi field this year, JDC Miller the latest addition to the customer line up. Noteably however, the #84 JDC Miller car did not run in this session. The #55 Mazda finished the session fourth with a fastest time of 1:38.561, Jonathan Bomarito setting the fastest time. It was a steady start for the Prototype field, the #77 Mazda and #10 Cadillac turning just 9 laps each around the Daytona International Speedway whilst neither of the Acura Team Penske ARX-05’s took to the track.

    The #911 Porsche finished on top in GTLM, Fred Makowiecki setting a time of 1:45.334 whilst rivals Ford took third in class, Joey Hand setting a time of 1:47.259 in the #66 Ford GT. A lot of eyes will be on the #24 BMW Team RLL with Alex Zanardi at the wheel this weekend. The #24 car 1:52.739, everyone taking it easy as they settle into the long weekend of racing at Daytona.

    Corey Lewis put the #48 Paul Miller Racing Lamborghini at the top of the time sheets, setting the pace in the new for 2019 Lamborghini Huracan GT3 Evo with a time of 1:46.577. The initial pace in GTD a lot closer so far than the other classes as Kelvin Van Der Linde proved with a time fastest time of 1:46.592 in the #88 Audi R8 LMS GT3. Aaron Telitz rounded out the top three in GTD with a time of 1:46.651 in the #12 AIM Vasser Sullivan Lexus RCF GT3.

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