Pirro continues to head times

Emanuele Pirro continued to head the timesheets on the second day of official practice for this weekend's Sebring 12 Hours yesterday (Tuesday), setting the pace in Champion Racing's Audi R8, ahead of the similar machine run by former works team Joest

Pirro continues to head times

Pirro set a best lap of 1m49.819s, shading his former works Audi co-driver Frank Biela by just 0.005s. However, the surprise of the session came from the LMP 675 class DBA4-03S-Zytek driven by John Nielsen and Hayanari Shimoda, which set the third fastest time of the day.

The Bentley Speed 8 of David Brabham, Johnny Herbet and Mark Blundell set the fourth quickest time, ahead of Dyson Racing's LMP 675 class Lola EX257-MG, driven by James Weaver, Butch Leitzinger and Andy Wallace.

The British trio of Anthony Davidson, Darren Turner and Kelvin Burt topped the timesheets in the GTS class, with their Veloqx Prodrive Ferrari 550 Maranello setting a best time of 2m00.438s, to outpace both of Chevrolet's works Corvette C5-Rs.

In the GT class, reigning series class champions Sascha Maassen and Lucas Luhr lead the way in the Alex Job Racing Porsche 911 GT3 RS. The second fastest car in the class was the Petersen Motorsports Porsche, driven by Briton Johnny Mowlem, Nic Jonsson and Craig Stanton.

Pirro, Lehto, Johansson Champion Audi R8 LMP900 1m49.819s
Biela, Peter, Werner Joest Audi R8 LMP900 1m49.824s
Nielsen, Shimoda DBA4-03S-Zytek LMP675 1m50.823s
Brabham, Herbert, Blundell Bentley Speed 8 LMP900 1m51.000s
Weaver, Wallace, Leitzinger Dyson Lola EX257-MG LMP675 1m51.603s
Theys, Van de Poele, Lienhard Dallara-MG LMP900 1m51.889s
Kane, McCarthy, Salo Audi Sport UK Audi R8 LMP900 1m52.268s
Dyson, De Radigues, Block Lola EX257-MG LMP675 1m52.954s
Magnussen, Goossens, Matthews Riley & Scott MkIIIC-Yates LMP900/GTP 1m53.325s
Beretta, Jeannette, Papis Panoz LMP01 LMP900 1m53.667s

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