Daytona 24 Hours: Allmendinger beats Dixon to head second practice

Meyer Shank's AJ Allmendinger headed second practice for the Daytona 24 Hours by more than a quarter of a second, beating Chip Ganassi Racing charge Scott Dixon to top spot

Daytona 24 Hours: Allmendinger beats Dixon to head second practice

Allmendinger, driving an Acura ARX-05, lapped the 3.56-mile course in 1m34.287s, compared with six-time IndyCar champion Dixon's 1min34.562sec in the Chip Ganassi Racing Cadillac DPi-V.R.

Another two Cadillacs, those of Kamui Kobayashi of Action Express Racing and Sebastien Bourdais, driving for JDC Miller Motorsports were third and fourth fastest - the latter just a shade faster than IMSA regular Jonathan Bomarito in the Mazda RT24-P.

Filipe Albuquerque took Wayne Taylor Racing's Acura to sixth overall, beating NASCAR Cup champion Chase Elliott's Whelen-sponsored Action Express Cadillac by just under a tenth.

In LMP2, Mikkel Jensen kept PR1 Mathiasen Motorsports at the top of the times with an excellent 1m35.979s, barely 0.4s slower than the slowest DPi time.

Jensen was 0.17s ahead of Matthieu Vaxiviere in the Tower Motorsports by Starworks machine, with Alfa Romeo Formula 1 reserve Robert Kubica third for High Class Racing.

Kubica beat fellow ex-F1 driver Giedo van der Garde, driving for Racing Team Nederland, by just 0.013s.

Dylan Murry's best effort ensured Riley Motorsports again topped LMP3, this time ahead of the sister Ligier car driven by Scott Andrews.

Road To Indy rising star Rasmus Lindh was third fastest for Performance Tech Motorsports, a tenth ahead of veteran and former Prototype champion Joao Barbosa in the Sean Creech Motorsports car.

Forty7 driver Ryan Norman was the fastest Duqueine driver, just under a quarter of a second clear of Muehlner Motorsports driver Moritz Kranz.

Gianmaria Bruni caused a stir with the fastest time in GT Le Mans, driving Proton's Porsche 911 RSR-19, lapping a tenth faster than James Calado in the Risi Competizione Ferrari 488.

2020 GT Le Mans champion Antonio Garcia and stablemate Tommy Milner kept their Corvettes ahead of the BMWs - the two factions split by Murry's Riley-run Ligier.

Mirko Bortolotti finished GT Daytona's portion of the session on top, ahead of a trio of Porsche 911 GT3 Rs - Team TGM (Owen Trinkler), Team Hardpoint EBM (Katherine Legge) and Pfaff Motorsports (Laurens Vanthoor).

Daytona 24 Hours free practice 2 results

Pos Class Driver Team Car Gap
1 DPi D.Cameron, O.Pla, J.P.Montoya, A.Allmendinger Meyer Shank Racing with Curb-Agajanian Acura 1m34.287s
2 DPi J.Johnson, K.Kobayashi, S.Pagenaud, M.Rockenfeller Ally Cadillac Racing Cadillac 0.232s
3 DPi R.van der Zande, K.Magnussen, S.Dixon Cadillac Chip Ganassi Racing Cadillac 0.275s
4 DPi T.Vautier, L.Duval, S.Bourdais JDC-Miller Motorsports Cadillac 0.529s
5 DPi O.Jarvis, H.Tincknell, J.Bomarito Mazda Motorsports Mazda 0.549s
6 DPi R.Taylor, F.Albuquerque, A.Rossi, H.Castroneves Konica Minolta Acura Acura 0.985s
7 DPi F.Nasr, M.Conway, P.Derani, C.Elliott Whelen Engineering Racing Cadillac 1.058s
8 LMP2 B.Keating, M.Jensen, S.Huffaker, N.Lapierre PR1/Mathiasen Motorsports ORECA/Gibson 1.692s
9 LMP2 J.Farano, G.Aubry, T.Buret, M.Vaxiviere Tower Motorsport by Starworks ORECA/Gibson 1.867s
10 LMP2 D.Andersen, F.Habsburg, A.Fjordbach, R.Kubica High Class Racing ORECA/Gibson 2.566s
11 LMP2 F.van Eerd, G.van der Garde, J.van Uitert, C.Milesi Racing Team Nederland ORECA/Gibson 2.579s
12 LMP2 R.Hodes, G.Grist, R.Van Kalmthout, B.Hanley Dragonspeed USA ORECA/Gibson 2.624s
13 LMP2 E.Lux, D.Defrancesco, F.Schiller, C.Mies Dragonspeed USA ORECA/Gibson 2.799s
14 LMP2 S.Thomas, T.Nunez, T.Merrill, M.Bell WIN Autosport ORECA/Gibson 4.212s
15 LMP2 R.Lacorte, A.Fuoco, A.Belicchi, G.Sernagiotto Cetilar Racing Dallara/Gibson 4.358s
16 LMP2 C.Ware, S.Yoluc, A.Dillon, S.Muller RWR Eurasia Ligier/Gibson 5.193s
17 LMP2 D.Merriman, K.Tilley, R.Dalziel, P-L.Chatin Era Motorsport ORECA/Gibson 6.811s
18 GTLM C.MacNeil, K.Estre, R.Lietz, G.Bruni WeatherTech Racing Porsche 8.313s
19 GTLM J.Calado, A.P.Guidi, J.Gounon, D.Rigon Risi Competizione Ferrari 8.467s
20 GTLM A.Garcia, J.Taylor, N.Catsburg Corvette Racing Chevrolet 8.540s
21 GTLM T.Milner, N.Tandy, A.Sims Corvette Racing Chevrolet 8.680s
22 LMP3 J.Cox, D.Murry, A.McCusker, J.Bleekemolen Riley Motorsports Ligier/Nissan 8.888s
23 GTLM C.De Phillippi, P.Eng, T.Glock, B.Spengler BMW Team RLL BMW 8.943s
24 GTLM J.M.Edwards, J.Krohn, A.Farfus, M.Wittmann BMW Team RLL BMW 9.145s
25 LMP3 G.Robinson, S.Pigot, S.Andrews, O.Askew Riley Motorsports Ligier/Nissan 9.283s
26 LMP3 R.Lindh, C.Cassels, M.Llarena, A.Ori Performance Tech Motorsports Ligier/Nissan 9.527s
27 LMP3 L.Willsey, J.Barbosa, W.Boyd, Y.Clairay Sean Creech Motorsport Ligier/Nissan 9.637s
28 LMP3 M.Kvamme, R.Norman, G.Chaves, T.Estep Forty7 Motorsports Duqueine/Nissan 9.706s
29 LMP3 M.Kranz, L.Horr, K.Koch, S.McAleer Muehlner Motorsports America Duqueine/Nissan 9.946s
30 LMP3 J.Bennett, G.Kurtz, C.Braun, M.McMurry CORE Autosport Ligier/Nissan 10.660s
31 GTD R.Ineichen, M.Bortolotti, S.Schothorst, M.Mapelli GRT Grasser Racing Team Lamborghini 11.403s
32 GTD T.Giovanis, O.Trinkler, H.Plumb, M.Plumb Team TGM Porsche 11.646s
33 GTD R.Ferriol, E.Bamber, K.Legge, C.Nielsen Team Hardpoint EBM Porsche 11.671s
34 GTD Z.Robichon, L.Vanthoor, L.Kern, M.Campbell Pfaff Motorsports Porsche 11.781s
35 GTD J.Potter, A.Lally, S.Pumpelly, M.Farnbacher Magnus with Archangel Acura 11.874s
36 GTD B.Sellers, M.Snow, C.Lewis, A.Caldarelli Paul Miller Racing Lamborghini 11.999s
37 GTD E.Jones, B.Curtis, R.Briscoe, M.Gomes Scuderia Corsa Ferrari 12.023s
38 GTD R.Ward, P.Ellis, I.Dontje, M.Engel Winward Racing Mercedes 12.070s
39 GTD T.Hindman, P.Long, J.Heylen, K.Bachler Wright Motorsports Porsche 12.265s
40 GTD M.Goikhberg, F.Perera, A.Costa, T.Zimmermann GRT Grasser Racing Team Lamborghini 12.297s
41 GTD A.Telitz, O.Gavin, K.Kirkwood, J.Hawksworth Vasser Sullivan Lexus 12.411s
42 GTD M.Root, C.Eastwood, B.Keating, R.Westbrook TF Sport Aston Martin 12.455s
43 GTD K.Habul, R.Marciello, M.Grenier, L.Stolz Sun Energy 1 Mercedes 12.456s
44 GTD S.Mann, N.Nielsen, D.Serra, M.Cressoni AF Corse Ferrari 12.486s
45 GTD R.Megennis, Z.Veach, T.Bell, F.Montecalvo Vasser Sullivan Lexus 12.595s
46 GTD I.James, R.De Angelis, D.Turner, R.Gunn Heart of Racing Team Aston Martin 12.771s
47 GTD A.Metni, A.Davis, J.Hildebrand, D.Yount NTE Sport Audi 13.208s
48 GTD D.Morad, M.De Quesada, B.Johnson, M.Buhk Alegra Motorsports Mercedes 13.392s
49 GTD B.Auberlen, R.Foley, A.Read, C.Herta Turner Motorsport BMW -

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