Eng, BMW up the ante in second Detroit IMSA practice

BMW Team RLL led the way in the second practice session for Saturday’s IMSA WeatherTech SportsCar Championship portion of the Detroit Grand Prix, courtesy of Philipp Eng. The Austrian pushed his No. 24 BMW M Hybrid V8 to a lap of 1m06.348s (89.256mph) around the 1.654-mile, nine-turn street circuit, more than half a second faster than Nick Tandy’s pace-setting lap for Porsche Penske Motorsports in the first session earlier this morning. Tandy was just a tenth back in the No. 6 963, though, while Renger van der Zande was just 0.122s back in third for Cadillac Racing, suggesting a strong battle is in store in qualifying later this afternoon.

Meanwhile, Corvette gave the locals encouragement by leading the way in GTD PRO, as Tom Milner’s 1m09.654s with the No. 4 Z06 GT3.R topped teammate Antonio Garcia in the No. 3 by 0.167s. Seb Priaulx was third in the AO Racing Porsche 911 GT3 R with a 1m09.883s.

Qualifying for the Chevrolet Detroit Sports Car Classic is coming up at 4:40pm ET this afternoon and will be televised live on Peacock.


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