Ganassi Sweeps Final Practice for TUSC Sebring 12 Hours
SEBRING, Fla.—Scott Pruett and Scott Dixon in their pair of Ganassi Racing Riley Fords were the quickest cars on track in Friday morning’s practice session for the 62nd Mobil 1 Sebring 12 Hours.
In conditions which will likely approximate those at the start of the race on Saturday, Pruett in the #01 was quickest in the Prototype class and overall with a lap of 1:53.241, a time he set on his final lap.
Teammate Scott Dixon, who was quickest in the first and third sessions, could only manage second Friday morning, turning a lap of 1:53.5, also on his final lap.
A pair of P2s were third and fourth. Olivier Pla in the #42 Oak Racing Morgan Nissan lapped half a second slower than Pruett at 1:53.567, while Johannes van Overbeek in the #2 Extreme Speed HPD ARX-03b was a further two tenths behind.
Jann Mardenborough in the #06 Muscle Milk/Pickett Racing Oreca Nissan finished fifth, seven tenths back with a lap of 1:53.887. Just over a second covered the top ten in Prototype.
Antonio Garcia in the #3 Corvette Racing C7.R was quickest GTLM with a lap of 1:59.133, the fastest GT lap of the meet. . (Chris Jasurek/Epoch Times)
Corvette Racing, which had run second all day Thursday, finally broke through in to the GTLM lead. Antonio Garcia in the #3 C7.R was quickest by a quarter second with a lap of 1:59.133, the fastest GT lap of the meet.
Right behind Garcia came the two BMW Team RLL Z4 GTEs. Dirk Müller in the #56 was quicker of the pair with a lap of 1:59.367, but just barely. Andy Priaulx was only nine thousands slower.
Oliver Gavin in the #4 Corvette was fourth in class at 1:59.530, Followed by the pair of Porsche North America RSRs. The top six were all under two minutes. The top seven GTLMs were within a second and the whole field within two.