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Lime Rock IMSA: Tandy leads Porsche sweep in FP3

Motor Sport 2019-07-20 03:46:00

Vanthoor, championship leader with Earl Bamber, was the first to turn a 49sec lap, with a 49.938, but Tandy left it until the final minute to grab P1 with a 49.782, following it up with another lap under Vanthoor’s best.

This Porsche domination left Richard Westbrook’s Ford GT more than half a second adrift in third, although for many teams in GT Le Mans and GT Daytona, the session was about race-runs and pitstop practice.

Marcel Fassler, standing in for the still injured Tommy Milner, put the #4 Corvette C7.R in a tire barrier that left the car in need of new nose and fenders, but co-driver Oliver Gavin was fourth fastest ahead of the second Ford of Dirk Muller and Joey Hand. Antonio Garcia in the #3 Corvette beat the two BMW M8s.

In GT Daytona, a late improvement by Bryan Sellers – who this weekend shares the Paul Miller Racing Lamborghini Huracan with Corey Lewis rather than Ryan Hardwick – put the #48 at the top of the times with a 51.797 ahead of Pat Long’s best in the Park Place Motorsports Porsche 911 GT3R and the Acura NSX of Meyer Shank Racing’s Mario Farnbacher.

Andy Lally drove the Apollo 11-liveried Magnus Racing Lamborghini into fourth ahead of Zacharie Robichon’s Pfaff Motorsports Porsche.