The Cadillac DPi-V.R of Action Express Racing was the fastest car on track during Thursday’s Sebring test, with Filipe Albuquerque turning in a lap of 1:49.759 halfway through the session. IMSA officials applied Balance of Performance changes to DPi-V.R prior to the test, applying a smaller air and refueling restrictor intended to make it less competitive.
The three DPi-V.Rs accounted for the top three positions in the test, with the Action Express sister car of Dane Cameron posting the second fastest lap of the day at 1:50 .76. Wayne Taylor Racing’s DPi-V.R, which won the IMSA season opening Rolex 24 at Daytona last month, was third fastest in the hands of Jordan Taylor. Ricky Taylor, meanwhile, was absent from the test as he had a go in a Penske-Chevrolet IndyCar at Miami Homestead.
The quickest non Cadillac on track was the Gibson V8-powered Ligier JS P217 Gibson of Olivier Pla, followed by the JDC Oreca and the two Mazda RT24-Ps. The Nissan Onroak DPis of reigning Sebring champs Tequila Patron ESM failed to participate in the second test session of the day after experiencing teething issues earlier in the day and undergoing engine changes.