Dixon lapped Daytona Worldwide Speedway’s 3.56-mile highway course in 1m36.012s within the Cadillac V-Collection.R from Chip Ganassi Racing’s steady, in heat monitor situations for this 90-minute session.
Kevin Estre’s factory-entered, Penske-run #6 Porsche 963 then went P1 with 1m36.396s, earlier than Rene Rast beat that by 0.027s within the sister #25 BMW with 1m36.369s.
That mark lasted till the half distance level, when Sebastien Bourdais unleashed within the Ganassi-run Cadillac a 1m36.255s to beat Estre by 0.026s.
Bourdais’ team-mate Dixon jumped in for the ultimate moments of the session, setting quickest sector occasions in each the primary and second sections of the monitor. He elevated the #01 automotive’s benefit with a 1m36.012s, which underlines Cadillac’s credentials as a pre-race favorite.
Connor De Phillippi responded within the #25 BMW with 1m36.139s, getting inside 0.127s of Dixon.
“I believe it was my shoulder, we made slightly tweak to the insert and I believe it was pushing the door open beneath braking,” he instructed IMSA Radio. “Good to search out this out now!”
The #10 WTRA Acura spent many of the session on excessive stands within the storage being labored on after a really temporary run. It appeared once more on the finish of the session in Felipe Albuquerque’s arms however ended slowest of the GTP runners.
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#04 CROWDSTRIKE Racing by APR ORECA LMP2-Gibson: George Kurtz, Colin Braun, Toby Sowery, Malthe Jakobsen
Toby Sowery held the highest spot in his #04 Crowdstrike by APR ORECA at 1m39.407s within the early moments of the session, a time that remained quickest all through the 90 minutes.
Katherine Legge was fast of the blocks within the GTD class, lapping her Gradient Racing Acura NSX in 1m46.585s, a few tenths away from Jack Hawksworth within the GTD Professional class main Lexus RC F.
Robby Foley was third quickest within the #96 Turner Motorsport BMW M4, forward of Marvin Kirchhofer’s Pfaff Motorsports McLaren 720S and the Ferrari 296s of Albert Costa (Conquest Racing) and James Calado (Risi Competizione).