Ganassi boys fastest in final practice

March 14, 2014

Ganassi boys fastest in final practice

March 14, 2014


ganassi_3_14_14 (1)The Chip Ganassi Racing squad bounced up at the end of final practice at Sebring to take the top two spots in preparation for the Mobil 1 Twelve Hours of Sebring.

2014 TUDOR United Sportscar Championship Rolex 24 Hours DaytonaNissan’s “gamer-to-racer” Jann Mardenborough (pictured right) early in the session for Muscle Milk Racing with fellow Nissan-powered driver Olivier Pla taking over half way through the session to make a Nissan 1-2.

The pair of Ganassi racers took the top two spots on the final lap of the session with Scott Pruett setting the top mark at 1:53.241 followed by IndyCar ace Scott Dixon at 1:53.500.

In GTLM it was Corvette Racing’s Antonio Garcia who set the fastest time of the week at 1:59.133. BMW’s Dirk Mueller and Andy Priaulx were second and third fastest.

The Risi Ferrari suffered damage after contact with the Paul Miller Racing Audi GT Daytona. The Ferrari is currently being stripped back to investigate full extent of damage which is concentrated on the rear sub-frame area (left and right) and where it attaches to the chassis.

Other class leaders included Raphael Matos in PC from Colin Braun and Bruno Junqueira.  Kevin Estre led GT Daytona actually driving both the No.71 and No.73 cars in the session. Final qualifying kicks off at 4:10pm this afternoon.

4:10 pm – 4:25 pm: Qualifying – TUDOR (GTD)
4:30 pm – 4:45 pm: Qualifying – TUDOR (GTLM)
4:55 pm – 5:10 pm: Qualifying – TUDOR (PC)
5:15 pm – 5:30 pm: Qualifying – TUDOR (P)


(1) #01-P Scott Pruett (Riley DP Ford EcoBoost) 1:53.241
(2) #02-P Scott Dixon (Riley DP Ford EcoBoost) 1:53.500 (0.259-)
(3) #42-P Olivier Pla (Morgan Nissan) 1:53.567 (0.326-)
(4) #2-P Johannes van Overbeek (HPD ARX-03b) 1:53.745 (0.504-)
(5) #6-P Jann Mardenborough (Oreca Nissan) 1:53.887 (0.646-)

(23) #3-GTLM Antonio Garcia (Chevrolet Corvette C7.R) 1:59.133
(24) #56-GTLM Dirk Mueller (BMW Z4 GTE) 1:59.367 (0.234-)
(25) #55-GTLM Andy Priaulx (BMW Z4 GTE) 1:59.376 (0.243-)
(27) #4-GTLM Oliver Gavin (Chevrolet Corvette C7.R) 1:59.530 (0.397-)
(28) #912-GTLM Patrick Long (Porsche 911 RSR) 1:59.931 (0.798-)

(13) #38-PC Raphael Matos (Oreca FLM 09 Chevrolet) 1:56.434
(14) #54-PC Colin Braun (Oreca FLM 09 Chevrolet) 1:56.606 (0.172-)
(15) #09-PC Bruno Junqueira (Oreca FLM 09 Chevrolet) 1:56.745 (0.311-)
(16) #52-PC Gunnar Jeannette (Oreca FLM 09 Chevrolet) 1:57.417 (0.983-)
(17) #25-PC Tom Kimber-Smith (Oreca FLM 09 Chevrolet) 1:57.888 (1.454-)

(38) #71-GTD Kevin Estre (Porsche 911 GT America) 2:03.449
(39) #007-GTD James Davison (Aston Martin V12 Vantage) 2:03.832 (0.383-)
(40) #73-GTD Kevin Estre (Porsche 911 GT America) 2:03.878 (0.429-)
(41) #23-GTD Alex Riberas (Porsche 911 GT America) 2:03.882 (0.433-)
(42) #94-GTD Dane Cameron (BMW Z4) 2:03.971 (0.522-) 

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