Porsche sweeps top two spots in IMSA Northeast Grand Prix GTLM practice at Lime Rock

Tandy finished the day atop the time chart with a best lap of 49.782 seconds (106.592 mph), 0.156 seconds quicker than Vanthoor.

The ongoing battle for IMSA WeatherTech SportsCar Championship GT Le Mans (GTLM) class supremacy between Porsche GT Team teammates continued in Friday’s three practice sessions at Lime Rock Park for Saturday’s two-hour, 40-minute Northeast Grand Prix.

And while there’s no points or prize money awarded for leading practice, that didn’t prevent No. 911 Porsche 911 RSR driver Nick Tandy from stealing the fastest time of the day from teammate Laurens Vanthoor in the No. 912 entry late in the day’s third and final practice session. Tandy finished the day atop the time chart with a best lap of 49.782 seconds (106.592 mph), 0.156 seconds quicker than Vanthoor.

“This track is quite specific,” Tandy said. “It’s the tire wear that we have. So, there’s a different car that you have between qualifying and the race. We just focused on the race preparation for most of the session, and then at the end put a new set of tires on and did a qualifying simulation, which was pretty good. It was a good time to go out on track, so to end Day 1 with Porsche 1-2, it’s a good start.”

Saturday’s race will be televised on NBCSN at 9:30 p.m. ET. Live streaming is available beginning at 3 p.m. ET on the NBC Sports App and NBCSports.com. IMSA Radio also will have live coverage on IMSA.com, RadioLeMans.com and SiriusXM Radio.

 

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