Reviews IMSA Petit Le Mans 2020: DPi track record and pole for Acura

23:10  16 october  2020
23:10  16 october  2020 Source:   de.motorsport.com

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Corvette continues GTLM pace

After six wins from nine races, Corvette Racing has also secured pole position for Petit Le Mans fetched. This time, however, it was not the yellow car # 3 (Taylor / Garcia / Catsburg) that dominated the championship, but the gray Vette # 4 (Gavin / Milner / Fässler).

Tommy Milner prevailed in the qualifying duel against the RLL-BMW # 25 (Spengler / de Philippi / Herta) from Connor de Phillippi. It is noteworthy that the two works Corvettes were on the track for almost the entire session and Milner drove the time on comparatively old tires.

The BMWs start from positions two and three, the best Porsche follows with the # 912 (Bamber / Vanthoor / Jaminet) in fourth place.

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The Acura Festival continued in the GTD: Meyer-Shank-Acura # 86 (McMurry / Farnbacher / Michimi) took pole position. Shinya Michimi, actually "only" the third driver in the Acura NSX GT3, got the chance and set a time of 1: 19.291 minutes.

That was 0.273 seconds faster than Jeff Westphal in the Scuderia-Corsa-Ferrari # 63 (MacNeil / Balzan / Westphal), who is also an "auxiliary driver" in the endurance races.

The 10-hour race starts on Saturday at 6:40 p.m., one hour later than usual.

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