Action Express sweeps Sebring practice with another 1-2


Action Express Racing is the favourite heading into today’s 12 Hours of Sebring qualifying session after the team secured a one-two in final practice.

Dane Cameron set the fastest lap of the 60 minute morning session aboard the #31 Corvette DP, turning in a 1:52.135.

Cameron finished 0.093s clear of Felipe Albuquerque in the sister #5 car, meaning Action Express has topped each of the four practice sessions at the 3.7 mile circuit.

Olivier Pla ended the morning third quickest overall in the repaired Michael Shank Racing Ligier JS P2-HPD that suffered a red-flag crash on Thursday night. The Frenchman was 0.932s off the pace, just squeezing the #55 Mazda Prototype out of the top three.

Fifth overall was the Extreme Speed Motorsports Ligier JS P2-HPD, with Visit Florida Racing’s Corvette DP setting the sixth fastest time.

Prototype Challenge also saw one team complete a clean sweep of the free practice sessions as CORE Autosport once again led the way. Colin Braun set a 1:55.023 to put the Oreca FLM09-Chevrolet half a second up against the Daytona-winning JDC-Miller Motorsports car with PR1/Mathiasen Motorsports in third.

BMW Team RLL claimed its third chart-topping lap of the weekend thus far in GTLM as Bill Auberlen guided the #25 M6 to a 1:57.751. Antonio Garcia was second-quickest in the #3 Corvette C7.R, while Toni Vilander ended the morning third for Risi Competizione Ferrari.

Three Porsches occupied the top six places in GTD, but at the end of the session it was a Lamborghini that held the top spot. Spencer Pumpelly, driving the #16 Change Racing Huracan GT3, submitted a 2:02.263 late in his run to put a 0.026s gap between himself and the Aston Martin Racing entry of Mathias Lauda. Third was Mario Farnbacher in the #23 Seattle/Alex Job Racing Porsche 991 GT3-R.

Qualifying for the 2016 12 Hours of Sebring takes place later today (March 18) at 15:30 EST.