The factory Porsche GT Team has dominated the GT Le Mans (GTLM) class in the opening IMSA WeatherTech SportsCar Championship practice session at Long Beach.
Patrick Pilet and Dirk Werner were the fastest at the wheel of the #911 Porsche 911 RSR. They set the best time in the nine-car GTLM field, 1:18.670.
Their team-mates Laurens Vanthoor and Kevin Estre were second quickest sharing the sister #912 Porsche 911 RSR.
Porsche Motorsport's Frank Walliser:
Vice President Motorsport @FrankWalliser is happy about the 1-2 result for #911RSR in practice session at #BUBBAGP Long Beach pic.twitter.com/Mad8VI95qK— Porsche Motorsport (@PorscheRaces) April 7, 2017
Corvette Racing's Jan Magunesse and Antonio Garcia compeleted the top-three in class driving the #3 Corvette C7.R.
The Risi Competizione-run #62 Ferrari 488 GTE was fourth in the hands of Toni Vilander and Giancarlo Fisichella.
The #66 Ford GT from Ford Chip Ganassi Racing was fifth fastest with this year's Rolex 24 at Daytona winners Dirk Mueller and Joey Hand.
Long Beach First Practice Results
The second practice session and the qualifying one will follow next.