24H of Daytona 2018: Follow the domain DPi with Alonso fifth and Juncadella sixth


once consumed, the voltage of the qualifying session, drivers and teams still had ahead of them a session of free time and a half for filming at night. A session in which Tristan Vautier has been the fastest at the controls of the Cadillac #90 after scoring a time of 1:37.215. With a DPi of each manufacturer monopolizing the first four squares, Lando Norris has placed the Ligier #23 which is shared with Fernando Alonso in fifth position, being the best LMP2 of the session. Right on their heels, Dani Juncadella has led the Oreca #37 to the sixth position.

The session-free night started without any Spanish rider on the track and Jordan Taylor by checking the reference with the Cadillac #10. However, on the asphalt, the sensations were positive, any time that Lando Norris got rolling first with the Ligier #23. A brief mirage, and every time that Helio Castroneves jumped to the track with the Acura #7 to put a time of 1:37.754. Only Tristan Vautier managed to reduce this time, while Pipo Derani with the Nissan #22 I got the third-best record. By closing the domain of the DPi, Harry Tincknell put the Mazda #55 in fourth position.

all in all, Lando Norris has made the Ligier #23 has been the best LMP2 after signing the fifth-best time, a record that has not been able to overcome the own Fernando Alonso after filming for the last 32 minutes of the session. In this aspect, the work of the spaniard, as the Dani Juncadella, has been interrupted red flags caused by Kyle Manson with the Oreca #38 and Gustavo Menezes with the Oreca #99. In spite of this, Dani Juncadella managed to link two consecutive fastest laps up to sign a 1:37.620 that has earned him to be sixth.

The good feelings collected by the team Jackie Chan, DC Racing have not finished in the sixth best time of Dani Juncadella, any time that Ho-Ping Tung with the LMP2 brother has finished seventh, also to four-tenths of the time of reference. In this way, the two Oreca team anglo-chinese have finished ahead of the Cadillac #5 and #10 -this last possessor of the pole – or of the Acura #6 that in the hands of Juan Pablo Montoya lapped in 1:37.7 to complete the ‘top 10’ of this evening session.


Sébastien Bourdais has marked the time reference in the class GTLM with the Ford GT #66 after stopping the clock in a time of 1:43.675. Less than two-tenths has been the Ford #67, while the Ferrari #62 has finished with the third best record. For his part, the C7 Corvette.R #3 has been fifth from the hand of Antonio Garcia, every time that the Spanish has been uploaded to the car after the last red flag, giving it over to Mike Rockenfeller who has been at the controls of the car during almost the entire session.

finally, Mirko Bortolotti has been the fastest in the class GTD at the controls of Hurricane GT3 #11 of team GRT Grasser. Although the Ferrari #64 and #51 have finished among the fastest of the session, has not been the best workout for Risi Competizione. In fact, Miguel Molina has had a stint too short to make adjustments in the Ferrari #82, although it has been sufficient to mark the best registry of your computer, all time Martin Fuentes and Santiago Creel have set times slower.

– Second session of free of the 24 Hours of Daytona 2018

P. Pilotos Equipo Coche Tiempo
McMurry / Vautier / Cheever III Spirit of Daytona Racing Cadillac DPi 1:37.215
Castroneves / Rahal / Taylor Acura Team Penske Acura DPi +0.198
Van Overbeek / Derani / Lapierre Tequila Patron ESM Nissan DPi +0.302
Bomarito / Pigot / Tincknell Mazda Team Joest Mazda DPi +0.328
Hanson / Norris / Alonso United Autosports Oreca LMP2 +0.342
Stroll / Rosenqvist / Juncadella / Frijns Jackie Chan DC Racing Oreca LMP2 +0.405
Tung / Brundle / Da Costa / Habsburg Jackie Chan DC Racing Oreca LMP2 +0.435
Barbosa / Albuquerque / Fittipaldi Mustang Vs Racing Cadillac DPi +0.457
Taylor / Van der Zande / Hunter-Reay Konica Minolta Cadillac Cadillac DPi +0.539
10º Cameron / Montota / Pagenaud Acura Team Penske Acura DPi +0.570
24º García / Magnussen / Rockenfeller Corvette Racing Corvette C7.R +7.120
43º Pérez de Lara / Sources / Creel / Molina / Griffin Risi Competizione Ferrari 488 GT3 +11.127