Bennett the boss leads LMPC session

August 19, 2011

Bennett the boss leads LMPC session

August 19, 2011

CORE autosport boss Jon Bennett has a talented group of drivers at his disposal, but the owner of the LMPC championship leading team showed the boys how its done in the opening practice session at Road America this morning.

Bennett’s time of 2 minutes, 1.797 seconds topped the timesheet in the #05 car he shares with Frankie Montecalvo. Teammates Gunnar Jeannette and Ricardo Gonzalez were second fastest.

While Bennett topped the session, the day was not without incident for CORE as Montecalvo finished the session off-course at Canada corner after a spin.

Rudy Junco in the #52 PR1 Mathiasen Motorsport machine also ended his session early after a nasty water leak brought out a red flag with 17 minutes remaining.

At the front of the pack, the Muscle Milk Aston Martin squad led the way with the Klaus Graf/Lucas Luhr machine stopping the clocks at 1:54.134 – a clear 1.2 seconds faster than the second Dyson Racing entry of Steven Kane Humaid Al Masaood.

Oliver Gavin continued his strong run of performances with Jan Magnussen by finishing first in GT for Corvette Racing. Gavin and Magnussen have finished 1st and 2nd in the past two ALMS rounds.

Jorg Bergmeister and Patrick Long were second fastest for the Flying Lizard Porsche squad ahead of the Risi Ferrari of Jaime Melo and Toni Vilander.

The dominating BMWs were only 4th and 7th fastest this morning.

The American Le Mans Series returns to the track at 2:00pm this afternoon for the second practice with qualifying kicking off at 3:10pm

Jon Bennett – Road America Friday Practice by michelin_motorsports

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