Katherine Legge

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IMSA: Legge’s incident brings early end to Road America practice

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ELKHART LAKE, Wis. – Katherine Legge lost control of her No. 93¬†Michael Shank Racing Acura NSX GT3 exiting Canada Corner during this morning’s third practice for the IMSA WeatherTech SportsCar Championship Continental Tire Road Race Showcase at Road America, which brought the one-hour session to an early end.

Legge got on the exit kerb of the corner and then spun back to the inside, driver’s right, which caused significant front end damage to the Acura. She was OK but it will leave the Shank crew with quite a repair to make the rest of the weekend’s activities.

Up front, it was Ryan Dalziel in the No. 2 Tequila Patron ESM Nissan Onroak DPi that led in Prototype and overall, with a best time of 1:53.851 in a sunny, cool morning practice unaffected by weather for the first time this weekend. Dalziel and Scott Sharp share that car.

With the No. 10 Konica Minolta Cadillac DPi-V.R, No. 85 JDC-Miller Motorsports Oreca 07 Gibson and No. 52 PR1/Mathiasen Motorsports Ligier JS P217 Gibson in the next three positions, all within 0.351 of Dalziel, it made it four different makes and models in the top four positions.

The No. 24 BMW Team RLL BMW M6 GTLM of Martin Tomczyk led in GT Le Mans at 2:02.129, more than half a second clear of Joey Hand in the No. 66 Ford Chip Ganassi Racing Ford GT.

At 2:06.600, Lawson Aschenbach led in GT Daytona in the No. 57 Stevenson Motorsports Audi R8 LMS, not even a tenth clear of second placed Jesse Krohn in the No. 96 Turner Motorsport BMW M6 GT3.

Performance Tech Motorsports unsurprisingly led in PC with Pato O’Ward in at a 1:58.025 in the No. 38 Oreca FLM09.

Qualifying runs from 12:35 to 2:05 p.m.

RESULTS: Practice 3