Porsche Carrera Cup North America

Priaulx fastest in first Sebring Porsche Carrera Cup North America practice

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Sebastian Priaulx continued his pre-season testing form as he topped the time sheet on the first day of the opening race weekend of the 2021 Porsche Carrera Cup North America at Sebring International Raceway.

Priaulx set a time of 2:03.652 to lead the way, with his fastest lap coming on his fourth lap of the 3.74-mile circuit, his nearest challenger Leh Keen in the 311RS Motorsport car was a tenth of a second behind with Priaulx’s Kelly-Moss Racing team-mate Kay van Berlo in third place.

In the Pro-Am class Alan Metni completed 13 laps during the half-hour session and finished fasted in class with a time of 2:05.772, placing him thirteenth overall. His nearest competitor was Thomas Collingwood in the BGB Motorsports car, 0.124 seconds behind.

Kurt Hunt led the way for the Pro-Am 991 class, featuring the previous generation of 911 GT3 Cup cars, the ACI Motorsports driver set a fastest time of 2:06.846 and was ranked eighteenth overall. The Goldcrest Motorsports duo of Matt Halcome and Jeffrey Majkrzak rounded out the top three in class.

The session was almost incident free, with just one interruption when Hutton McKenna lost control of the #88 Wright Motorsports car on turn 16. The car ended up in the wall and McKenna walked away uninjured; The team are currently accessing the damage ahead of further running tomorrow, including the first race of the year.

Thursday will see a 30-minute practice session in the morning followed by a 30-minute qualifying session. The inaugural race of the Porsche Carrera Cup North America will get underway 5:50pm EST.

Pos.ClassDriverTeamLap TimeDiff
1ProSeb PriaulxKelly-Moss Road and Race2:03.652
2ProLeh Keen311RS Motorsport2:03.752+0.100
3ProKay van BerloKelly-Moss Road and Race2:03.820+0.168
4ProRiley DickinsonTeam Hardpoint EBM2:04.080+0.428
5ProDylan MurryBGB Motorsports2:04.094+0.442
6ProMaxwell RootMoorespeed-Wright Motorsports2:04.143+0.491
7ProRyan Gates311RS Motorsport2:04.520+0.868
8ProTJ FischerTopp Racing2:04.798+1.146
9ProParker ThompsonJDX Racing2:04.926+1.274
10ProSean McAlisterJDX Racing2:05.013+1.361
11ProHutton McKennaWright Motorsports2:05.475+1.823
12ProSebastian CarazoKelly-Moss Road and Race2:05.594+1.942
13Pro-AmAlan MetniiFly/Kelly-Moss2:05.772+2.120
14Pro-AmThomas CollingwoodBGB Motorsports2:05.896+2.244
15Pro-AmEfrin CastroTeam Hardpoint EBM2:06.112+2.460
16Pro-AmRene RobichaudKelly-Moss Road and Race2:06.343+2.691
17Pro-AmJohn GoetzWright Motorsports2:06.555+2.903
18PA 991Kurt HuntACI Motorsports2:06.846+3.194
19PA 991Matt HalcomeGoldcrest Motorsports2:06.867+3.215
20PA 991Jeffrey MajkrzakGoldcrest Motorsports2:07.060+3.408
21Pro-AmTim PappasJDX Racing2:07.208+3.556
22Pro-AmCurt SwearinginACI Motorsports2:07.534+3.882
23PA 991Grady WillinghamGoldcrest Motorsports2:07.576+3.924
24PA 991Frank RasoTopp Racing2:07.903+4.251
25Pro-AmVernon McClureTPC Racing2:08.266+4.614
26PA 991Phillip MartienGoldcrest Motorsports2:08.856+5.204
27PA 991Joe StillGoldcrest Motorsports2:09.286+5.634
28PA 991Joseph LombardoKelly-Moss Road and Race2:10.338+6.686
29Pro-AmBill SmithTopp Racing2:10.913+7.261
30PA 991Craig ConwayIrish Mike’s Racing2:11.585+7.933
31PA 991Tom BalamesKelly-Moss Road and Race2:12.575+8.923
32PA 991Ted GiovanisACI Motorsports2:17.274+13.622
33ProErik JohanssonMRS GT RacingNo Time
34ProJeff KingsleyMRS GT RacingNo Time

Live timing and scoring of every session, a direct link to the live video feed, and more information on North America’s first Porsche Carrera Cup can be found at www.PorscheCarreraCup.us.

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