Michelin Encore: Saturday results

November 10, 2018

Michelin Encore: Saturday results

November 10, 2018

Teams competing at this weekend’s Michelin IMSA SportsCar Encore completed three practice sessions on Saturday.

English driver Matt Bell set the day’s fastest lap time of 1:58.579 in the third session, which ran latest in the day. He’ll share the AERO Paint-liveried No. 26 Ligier JS P3 with Jim McGuire and Kay van Berlo. The same trio will race for United Autosports’ Asian Le Mans Series 2018-’19 program. That starts in Shanghai Nov. 24-25.

McGuire, of note, will have raced with Michelin in three continents in three series over a five-week span. That’s at Portugal in the Michelin Le Mans Cup, Sebring in this IMSA non-points race, and China in the Asian Le Mans Series.

Veteran Canadian Kyle Marcelli led GT4 in a Ford Mustang GT4, at 2:11.339. Marcelli’s countryman Remo Ruscitti topped TCR for Mark Motors Racing in an Audi RS3 LMS TCR, at 2:14.937.

On Sunday, teams will have a short fourth practice from 8 a.m. to 8:30 a.m. before going straight into qualifying. The four-hour race starts at noon ET, and will be live streamed on IMSA.TV.

IMSA’s Saturday notebook is linked here. A photo gallery from Saturday’s early sessions is linked here, with more to come.

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