Filipe Albuquerque leads final practice session for Daytona 24 Hours

Filipe Albuquerque topped the times in final practice for this weekend's Daytona 24 Hours in the Action Express Racing Cadillac that failed to register a lap in qualifying

Filipe Albuquerque leads final practice session for Daytona 24 Hours

Albuquerque ended up on a 1m34.358s in the #5 Cadillac DPi.V-R in the 60-minute session, which put him exactly four-tenths clear of Olivier Pla in the fastest of the two Mazda RT24-Ps.

The time from Albuquerque would have been good enough to put the Action Express car fifth on the grid for the opening round of the IMSA Sportscar Championship.

Albuquerque, who shares the car with Joao Barbosa and Christian Fittipaldi, didn't set a qualifying time on Thursday after encountering an undisclosed technical problem on his out lap.

The team has already been reduced to a three-driver line-up in the wake of Mike Conway encountering travel problems.

Third in the final session was the second Action Express Daytona Prototype international in which Pipo Derani set a 1m35.087s

Simon Pagenaud was fourth in the best of the Penske Racing Acura ARX-05s, while the Mazda that Oliver Jarvis qualified on poled ended up fifth in Rene Rast's hands.

Fastest in the LMP2 pro-am class was the PR1/Mathiasen ORECA-Gibson 07 with Enzo Guibbert driving.

Frederic Makowiecki was fastest in GT Le Mans class aboard the factory CORE-run Porsche 911 RSR that Nick Tandy put on the class pole.

The Frenchman posted a 1m42.478s at the end of session to move ahead of the Ganassi Ford GT in which Dirk Muller had topped the times with a 1m42.612s.

Jan Magnussen was third in the best of the Chevrolet Corvette C7.Rs just ahead of Richard Westbrook in the second of the Fords.

Quickest in GT Daytona was Pedro Lamy in the Spirit of Race Ferrari 488 GT3.

FP4 results

Pos Class Driver Team Car Time Gap
1 DPi J.Barbosa, F.Albuquerque, C.Fittipaldi Mustang Sampling Racing Cadillac 1m34.358s -
2 DPi J.Bomarito, H.Tincknell, O.Pla Mazda Team Joest Mazda 1m34.758s 0.400s
3 DPi F.Nasr, E.Curran, P.Derani Whelen Engineering Racing Cadillac 1m35.087s 0.729s
4 DPi J.P.Montoya, D.Cameron, S.Pagenaud Acura Team Penske Acura 1m35.182s 0.824s
5 DPi O.Jarvis, T.Nunez, T.Bernhard, R.Rast Mazda Team Joest Mazda 1m35.430s 1.072s
6 DPi S.Trummer, S.Simpson, C.Miller, J.Piedrahita JDC-Miller Motorsports Cadillac 1m35.467s 1.109s
7 DPi R.Taylor, H.Castroneves, A.Rossi Acura Team Penske Acura 1m35.610s 1.252s
8 DPi W.Owen, R.Binder, A.Canapino, K.Kaiser Juncos Racing Cadillac 1m36.017s 1.659s
9 DPi M.Goikhberg, T.Vautier, D.Defrancesco, R.Barrichello JDC-Miller Motorsports Cadillac 1m36.043s 1.685s
10 LMP2 M.McMurry, G.Aubry, M.Kvamme, E.Guibbert PR1/Mathiasen Motorsports ORECA/Gibson 1m36.433s 2.075s
11 LMP2 H.Hedman, B.Hanley, N.Lapierre, J.Allen DragonSpeed ORECA/Gibson 1m36.998s 2.640s
12 LMP2 R.Gonzalez, P.Maldonado, S.Saavedra, R.Cullen DragonSpeed ORECA/Gibson 1m37.127s 2.769s
13 DPi R.van der Zande, J.Taylor, F.Alonso, K.Kobayashi Konica Minolta Cadillac DPi-V.R Cadillac 1m37.228s 2.870s
14 LMP2 K.Masson, R.Masson, C.Cassels, K.Wright Performance Tech Motorsports ORECA/Gibson 1m38.464s 4.106s
15 GTLM P.Pilet, N.Tandy, F.Makowiecki Porsche GT Team Porsche 1m42.478s 8.120s
16 GTLM J.Hand, D.Muller, S.Bourdais Ford Chip Ganassi Racing Ford 1m42.612s 8.254s
17 GTLM J.Magnussen, A.Garcia, M.Rockenfeller Corvette Racing Chevrolet 1m42.644s 8.286s
18 GTLM R.Briscoe, R.Westbrook, S.Dixon Ford Chip Ganassi Racing Ford 1m42.845s 8.487s
19 GTLM J.Krohn, J.M.Edwards, C.Mostert, A.Zanardi BMW Team RLL BMW 1m43.175s 8.817s
20 GTLM E.Bamber, L.Vanthoor, M.Jaminet Porsche GT Team Porsche 1m43.191s 8.833s
21 GTLM A.Farfus, C.De Phillippi, P.Eng, C.Herta BMW Team RLL BMW 1m43.210s 8.852s
22 GTLM D.Rigon, M.Molina, A.P.Guidi, J.Calado Risi Competizione Ferrari 1m43.360s 9.002s
23 GTLM O.Gavin, T.Milner, M.Fassler Corvette Racing Chevrolet 1m43.425s 9.067s
24 GTD P.D.Lana, P.Lamy, M.Lauda, D.Serra Spirit of Race Ferrari 1m44.632s 10.274s
25 GTD R.Heistand, J.Hawksworth, A.Cindric, N.Cassidy AIM Vasser Sullivan Lexus 1m44.846s 10.488s
26 GTD T.Pappas, M.Seefried, M.Cairoli, D.Werner Black Swan Racing Porsche 1m45.073s 10.715s
27 GTD P.Lindsey, P.Long, M.Campbell, N.Boulle Park Place Motorsports Porsche 1m45.100s 10.742s
28 GTD M.Buhk, F.Schiller, D.Baumann, J.Perez P1 Motorsports Mercedes 1m45.108s 10.750s
29 GTD E.Busnelli, F.Babini, T.Proto, G.Altoe Ebimotors Lamborghini 1m45.128s 10.770s
30 GTD F.Montecalvo, T.Bell, A.Telitz, J.Segal AIM Vasser Sullivan Lexus 1m45.153s 10.795s
31 GTD R.Ineichen, M.Bortolotti, C.Engelhart, R.Breukers GRT Grasser Racing Team Lamborghini 1m45.299s 10.941s
32 GTD M.Farnbacher, T.Hindman, J.Marks, A.Allmendinger Michael Shank Racing with Curb-Agajanian Acura 1m45.330s 10.972s
33 GTD J.Haring, K.Bachler, S.Muller, S.Gorig, A.Renauer NGT Motorsport Porsche 1m45.358s 11.000s
34 GTD D.Morad, C.Mies, R.Feller, D.Vanthoor Montaplast by Land-Motorsport Audi 1m45.383s 11.025s
35 GTD C.MacNeil, T.Vilander, D.Farnbacher, J.Westphal Scuderia Corsa Ferrari 1m45.495s 11.137s
36 GTD F.Vervisch, K.van der Linde, I.James, R.De Angelis WRT Speedstar Audi Sport Audi 1m45.505s 11.147s
37 GTD J.Potter, A.Lally, S.Pumpelly, M.Mapelli Magnus Racing Lamborghini 1m45.554s 11.196s
38 GTD B.Auberlen, R.Foley, D.Machavern, J.Klingmann Turner Motorsport BMW 1m45.634s 11.276s
39 GTD C.Longo, V.Franzoni, M.Gomes, A.Bertolini Via Italia Racing Ferrari 1m45.756s 11.398s
40 GTD K.Legge, A.Beatriz, Silvestro, C.Nielsen Heinricher Racing with Meyer Shank Racing Acura 1m45.996s 11.638s
41 GTD P.Chase, R.Dalziel, E.P.Companc, C.Haase Starworks Motorsport Audi 1m46.174s 11.816s
42 GTD A.Davis, A.Riberas, W.Hardeman, M.Winkelhock Moorespeed Audi 1m46.275s 11.917s
43 GTD S.Dunn, L.Lundqvist, M.Pavlovic, D.Yount Precision Performance Motorsports Lamborghini 1m46.284s 11.926s
44 GTD S.Hargrove, Z.Robichon, L.Kern, D.Olsen Pfaff Motorsports Porsche 1m46.602s 12.244s
45 GTD B.Keating, J.Bleekemolen, L.Stolz, F.Fraga Mercedes-AMG Team Riley Motorsports Mercedes 1m48.173s 13.815s
46 GTD B.Sellers, R.Hardwick, C.Lewis, A.Caldarelli Paul Miller Racing Lamborghini 1m51.289s 16.931s
47 DPi J.Bennett, C.Braun, R.Dumas, L.Duval CORE Autosport Nissan - -

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