Priaulx leads Kelly-Moss Racing 1-2 at Sebring Carrera Cup NA testing

Sebastian Priaulx finished the second day of testing for the new Porsche Carrera Cup North America at the top of the timesheets, making a clean sweep of all four sessions over the two days of testing at Sebring International Raceway.

The Guernsey driver heads in to the new season as a championship favourite after showing fantastic pace. While he was unable to beat the time that he set on the opening day he ended the sessions 0.509 seconds ahead of Kelly-Moss Racing team-mate Kay van Berlo with a time of 2:00.870.

Leh Keen rounded out the top three places in the Pro class for 311RS Motorsport as championship competitors got their first taste of the new 992 based Porsche 911 GT3 Cup car, marking the first official running in the world of the cars by customers.

Alan Metni claimed the fastest time of the Pro-Am competitors in the iFLY Racing/Kelly-Moss Cup car with a time of 2:03.078. Efrin Castro for Team Hardpoint EBM was second fastest in class and John Goetz for Wright Motorsports was third fastest.

Joining the Pro and Pro-Am classes on track this year is the Pro-Am 991 class which features the previous generation of the Porsche GT3 Cup car. Matt Halcome took his Goldcrest car to the top of the timing sheet to claim the fastest time in class with a lap of 2:05.214. Goldcrest team-mate Jeff Majkrzak finished in second place while Frank Raso rounded out the top 3 times for Topp Racing.

Combined testing times (from 4 sessions)

Pos  Driver  Team Class  Time  Gap
1 Sebastian Priaulx Kelly-Moss Road and Race Pro 2:00.870
2 Kay van Berlo Kelly-Moss Road and Race Pro 2:01.379 +0.509
3 Lehman Keen 311RS Motorsport Pro 2:01.745 +0.875
4 Max Root Moorespeed-Wright Motorsports Pro 2:01.778 +0.908
5 Riley Dickinson Team Hardpoint EBM Pro 2:01.956 +1.086
6 Ryan Gates 311RS Motorsport Pro 2:02.424 +1.554
7 Sebastian Carazo Kelly-Moss Road and Race Pro 2:02.532 +1.662
8 Dylan Murry BGB Motorsports Pro 2:02.652 +1.782
9 T.J. Fischer Topp Racing Pro 2:02.906 +2.036
10 Sean McAlister JDX Racing Pro 2:02.998 +2.128
11 Alan Metni iFLY Racing/Kelly-Moss Pro-Am 2:03.078 +2.208
12 Parker Thompson JDX Racing Pro 2:03.381 +2.511
13 Efrin Castro Team Hardpoint EBM Pro-Am 2:03.386 +2.516
14 John Goetz Wright Motorsports Pro-Am 2:03.913 +3.043
15 Hutton McKenna Wright Motorsports Pro 2:04.352 +3.482
16 Curt Swearingin ACI Motorsports Pro-Am 2:04.361 +3.491
17 Tim Pappas JDX Racing Pro-Am 2:04.397 +3.527
18 Matt Halcome Goldcrest Pro-Am 991 2:05.214 +4.344
19 Rene Robichaud Kelly-Moss Road and Race Pro-Am 2:05.485 +4.615
20 Vernon McClure TPC Racing Pro-Am 2:05.854 +4.984
21 Thomas Collingwood BGB Motorsports Pro-Am 2:05.871 +5.001
22 Jeff Majkrzak Goldcrest Motorsports Pro-Am 991 2:06.104 +5.234
23 Frank Raso Topp Racing Pro-Am 991 2:06.722 +5.852
24 Grady Willingham Goldcrest Motorsports Pro-Am 991 2:06.872 +6.002
25 Phillip Martien Goldcrest Motorsports Pro-Am 991 2:07.050 +6.180
26 Craig Conway Irish Mike’s Racing Pro-Am 991 2:07.485 +6.615
27 Joe Lombardo Kelly-Moss Road and Race Pro-Am 991 2:07.634 +6.764
28 Bill Smith Topp Racing Pro-Am 2:08.018 +7.148
29 Joe Still Goldcrest Motorsports Pro-Am 991 2:08.348 +7.478
30 Tom Balames Kelly-Moss Road and Race Pro-Am 991 2:09.689 +8.819
31 Mateo Llarena Molitor Racing Pro

Competitors will continue to take part in various tests around the US ahead of the new season which begins on 17-20 March at Sebring International Raceway before visiting Canadian Tire Motorsport Park, Watkins Glen International, Toronto Indy, Road America, VIRginia International Raceway, Michelin Raceway Road Atlanta and another yet to be confirmed circuit.

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