IMSA Laguna Seca: Derani leads Cadillac 1-2 in FP1

David Malsher-Lopez
·3 min read

Derani’s 1min15.851sec lap of the 2.238-mile track left the AXR entry 0.519sec ahead of WTR’s similar Cadillac DPi-V.R driven by Renger van der Zande. He in turn was mere hundredths ahead of the Acura Team Penske ARX-05s of Juan Pablo Montoya and Helio Castroneves.

The Mazda RT24-Ps were another four tenths back, and split by Tristan Vautier in the #5 JDC-Miller Motorsports Cadillac he now shares with Sebastien Bourdais. Matheus Leist was a further second in arrears.

In GT Le Mans, Antonio Garcia’s best lap in the #3 Corvette C8.R was fastest at 1min21.898sec, ahead of the two Porsche 911 RSRs of Nick Tandy and Earl Bamber, while Tommy Milner was P4 in the #4. The two BMW M8s were more than a second off the pace.

By contrast, the BMW M6 of Turner Motorsports was top of GT Daytona thanks to Bill Auberlen’s efforts, with Andy Lally second in the Magnus Racing Lamborghini Huracan, just ahead of Mario Farnbacher in the Meyer Shank Racing Acura NSX.

Paul Holton’s Compass Racing McLaren 720S was half a second off but still captured fourth ahead of Alessandro Balzan’s Scuderia Corsa Ferrari 488.

1

31

Brazil
Brazil

Pipo Derani

DPi

Cadillac DPi

28

1'15.851

2

10

Netherlands
Netherlands

Ryan Briscoe

DPi

Cadillac DPi

31

1'16.370

0.519

3

6

Colombia
Colombia

Dane Cameron

DPi

Acura DPi

27

1'16.410

0.559

4

7

Brazil
Brazil

Ricky Taylor

DPi

Acura DPi

28

1'16.430

0.579

5

77

United Kingdom
United Kingdom

Tristan Nunez

DPi

Mazda DPi

28

1'16.840

0.989

6

5

France
France

Tristan Vautier

DPi

Cadillac DPi

29

1'16.845

0.994

7

55

United States
United States

Harry Tincknell

DPi

Mazda DPi

29

1'16.892

1.041

8

85

Brazil
Brazil

Stephen Simpson

DPi

Cadillac DPi

35

1'17.932

2.081

9

52

United States
United States

Simon Trummer

LMP2

ORECA LMP2 07

32

1'19.515

3.664

10

3

Spain
Spain

Jordan Taylor

GTLM

Corvette C8.R

31

1'21.898

6.047

11

911

United Kingdom
United Kingdom

Frédéric Makowiecki

GTLM

Porsche 911 RSR - 19

29

1'22.030

6.179

12

912

New Zealand
New Zealand

Laurens Vanthoor

GTLM

Porsche 911 RSR - 19

30

1'22.141

6.290

13

4

United Kingdom
United Kingdom

Tommy Milner

GTLM

Corvette C8.R

29

1'22.519

6.668

14

24

Finland
Finland

John Edwards

GTLM

BMW M8 GTE

17

1'22.988

7.137

15

25

Canada
Canada

Connor de Phillippi

GTLM

BMW M8 GTE

22

1'23.279

7.428

16

96

United States
United States

Robby Foley

GTD

BMW M6 GT3

32

1'24.754

8.903

17

44

United States
United States

John Potter

GTD

Lamborghini Huracan GT3

33

1'24.930

9.079

18

86

Germany
Germany

Matt McMurry

GTD

Acura NSX GT3

31

1'24.960

9.109

19

76

Paul Holton

GTD

McLaren 720S GT3

32

1'25.257

9.406

20

63

United States
United States

Alessandro Balzan

GTD

Ferrari 488 GT3

31

1'25.353

9.502

21

16

United States
United States

Patrick Long

GTD

Porsche 911 GT3 R

33

1'25.572

9.721

22

57

Portugal
Portugal

Mikhail Goikhberg

GTD

Acura NSX GT3

31

1'25.682

9.831

23

14

United Kingdom
United Kingdom

Aaron Telitz

GTD

Lexus RC F GT3

26

1'25.754

9.903

24

12

United States
United States

Townsend Bell

GTD

Lexus RC F GT3

31

1'25.826

9.975

25

74

United States
United States

Lawson Aschenbach

GTD

Mercedes-AMG GT3

30

1'25.931

10.080

26

22

United States
United States

Marc Miller

GTD

Acura NSX GT3

29

1'26.261

10.410

27

30

United States
United States

Spencer Pumpelly

GTD

Audi R8 LMS GT3

3

1'26.382

10.531

28

23

United Kingdom
United Kingdom

Roman De Angelis

GTD

Aston Martin Vantage GT3

26

1'27.697

11.846

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