Porsche goes fastest in VIR opening practice session


Porsche North America was the fastest overall in a very close opening IMSA WeatherTech SportsCar Championship 60-minute practice session at Virginia International Raceway.

Factory driver Earl Bamber set the quickest time with 1:43.229 at the wheel of the #912 Porsche 911 RSR. The Kiwi shared the car with team-mate Frederic Makowiecki.

Ford Chip Ganassi Racing was second fastest overall with the #66 Ford GT in the hands of Joey Hand and Dirk Mueller.

Antonio Garcia and Jan Magnussen completed the top-three with the Corvette Racing run #3 Corvette C7.R.

Ford Chip Ganassi Racing's Ryan Briscoe and Richard Westbrook were fourth with the #67 Ford GT. Ferrari's Giancarlo Fisichella and Toni Vilander were fifth with the #488 GTE from Risi Competizione.

The second practice session is coming up next.

Photo: Porsche