Porsche Carrera Cup North America

Priaulx leads Kelly-Moss Racing 1-2 at Sebring Carrera Cup NA testing

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Sebastian Priaulx - Porsche Carrera Cup North America
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Sebastian Priaulx finished the second day of testing for the new Porsche Carrera Cup North America at the top of the timesheets, making a clean sweep of all four sessions over the two days of testing at Sebring International Raceway.

The Guernsey driver heads in to the new season as a championship favourite after showing fantastic pace. While he was unable to beat the time that he set on the opening day he ended the sessions 0.509 seconds ahead of Kelly-Moss Racing team-mate Kay van Berlo with a time of 2:00.870.

Leh Keen rounded out the top three places in the Pro class for 311RS Motorsport as championship competitors got their first taste of the new 992 based Porsche 911 GT3 Cup car, marking the first official running in the world of the cars by customers.

Alan Metni claimed the fastest time of the Pro-Am competitors in the iFLY Racing/Kelly-Moss Cup car with a time of 2:03.078. Efrin Castro for Team Hardpoint EBM was second fastest in class and John Goetz for Wright Motorsports was third fastest.

Joining the Pro and Pro-Am classes on track this year is the Pro-Am 991 class which features the previous generation of the Porsche GT3 Cup car. Matt Halcome took his Goldcrest car to the top of the timing sheet to claim the fastest time in class with a lap of 2:05.214. Goldcrest team-mate Jeff Majkrzak finished in second place while Frank Raso rounded out the top 3 times for Topp Racing.

Combined testing times (from 4 sessions)

Pos Driver TeamClass Time¬†Gap
1Sebastian PriaulxKelly-Moss Road and RacePro2:00.870
2Kay van BerloKelly-Moss Road and RacePro2:01.379+0.509
3Lehman Keen311RS MotorsportPro2:01.745+0.875
4Max RootMoorespeed-Wright MotorsportsPro2:01.778+0.908
5Riley DickinsonTeam Hardpoint EBMPro2:01.956+1.086
6Ryan Gates311RS MotorsportPro2:02.424+1.554
7Sebastian CarazoKelly-Moss Road and RacePro2:02.532+1.662
8Dylan MurryBGB MotorsportsPro2:02.652+1.782
9T.J. FischerTopp RacingPro2:02.906+2.036
10Sean McAlisterJDX RacingPro2:02.998+2.128
11Alan MetniiFLY Racing/Kelly-MossPro-Am2:03.078+2.208
12Parker ThompsonJDX RacingPro2:03.381+2.511
13Efrin CastroTeam Hardpoint EBMPro-Am2:03.386+2.516
14John GoetzWright MotorsportsPro-Am2:03.913+3.043
15Hutton McKennaWright MotorsportsPro2:04.352+3.482
16Curt SwearinginACI MotorsportsPro-Am2:04.361+3.491
17Tim PappasJDX RacingPro-Am2:04.397+3.527
18Matt HalcomeGoldcrestPro-Am 9912:05.214+4.344
19Rene RobichaudKelly-Moss Road and RacePro-Am2:05.485+4.615
20Vernon McClureTPC RacingPro-Am2:05.854+4.984
21Thomas CollingwoodBGB MotorsportsPro-Am2:05.871+5.001
22Jeff MajkrzakGoldcrest MotorsportsPro-Am 9912:06.104+5.234
23Frank RasoTopp RacingPro-Am 9912:06.722+5.852
24Grady WillinghamGoldcrest MotorsportsPro-Am 9912:06.872+6.002
25Phillip MartienGoldcrest MotorsportsPro-Am 9912:07.050+6.180
26Craig ConwayIrish Mike’s RacingPro-Am 9912:07.485+6.615
27Joe LombardoKelly-Moss Road and RacePro-Am 9912:07.634+6.764
28Bill SmithTopp RacingPro-Am2:08.018+7.148
29Joe StillGoldcrest MotorsportsPro-Am 9912:08.348+7.478
30Tom BalamesKelly-Moss Road and RacePro-Am 9912:09.689+8.819
31Mateo LlarenaMolitor RacingPro

Competitors will continue to take part in various tests around the US ahead of the new season which begins on 17-20 March at Sebring International Raceway before visiting Canadian Tire Motorsport Park, Watkins Glen International, Toronto Indy, Road America, VIRginia International Raceway, Michelin Raceway Road Atlanta and another yet to be confirmed circuit.

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