The #6 Acura ARX-05 of reigning IMSA champions Montoya and Dane Cameron lapped the two.358-mile street course in 1min13.057sec to beat the #31 Cadillac by 0.236sec, whereas Ricky Taylor was simply 0.009sec additional again within the second Acura.
A late enchancment from Harry Tincknell noticed him beat Mazda teammate Oliver Jarvis by 0.02sec to land P4, albeit over half a second off the lead Acura.
In the meantime the 2 JDC-Miller Motorsports Cadillacs sandwiched the same automobile of championship chief Renger van der Zande within the Wayne Taylor Racing entry.
In GT Le Mans, which contains simply 4 vehicles following Porsche’s withdrawal, Antonio Garcia was 0.3sec sooner than Corvette Racing teammate Tommy Milner. The 2 BMW M8s had been 0.84 and 1.28sec had been off the tempo.
The truth is, Bruno Spengler’s M8 was lower than 1sec sooner than the Turner Motorsports BMW M6 of Invoice Auberlen which topped GT Daytona.
Behind Auberlen by a mere 0.056sec was Jack Hawksworth within the sooner of the 2 AIM Vasser Sullivan Lexus RC Fs, with Alvaro Parente third within the Meyer Shank Racing Acura forward of Pat Lengthy’s Wright Motorsports Porsche 911 GT3R and Lawson Aschenbach within the Riley Motorsports Mercedes AMG GT3.
The #30 Audi R8 of Hardpoint Racing, pushed by Rob Ferriol and Spencer Pumpelly, didn’t participate within the session as a consequence of a technical downside.
Tomorrow’s observe session begins at 10.55am native (Jap) time, with qualifying not being held till Sunday (raceday) morning.