Glickenhaus driver Romain Dumas set the quickest time in first practice for the 1000 Miles of Sebring, the opening round of the FIA World Endurance Championship.
The Veteran Frenchman posted a 1m 49.738s behind the wheel of the #708 007 LMH, which put him half a second clear of Alpine’s Andre Negrao. The #8 Toyota GR010 Hybrid, driven by Sebastien Buemi, was third fastest.
Three out of four Hypercar runners topped the LMP2 pack, which was led by the #41 Realteam by WRT ORECA 07-Gibson driven by Ferdinand Habsburg.
Habsburg’s 1m 50.477s put him just clear of the #7 Toyota driven by Jose Maria Lopez.
Behind the Argentinean, the top five in LMP2 was made up by Prema’s Louis Deletraz, Paul di Resta (United Autosports), Rene Rast (Team WRT) and James Allen (Algarve Pro Racing).
With 20 minutes to go in the hour-long session, the track was hit by rain showers. Although the track tried up after ten minutes, no improvements were made.
Porsche led the class one-two in GTE Pro, with Kevin Estre posting a 1m 58.827s in the #92 Porsche 911 RSR-19, leading team-mate Gianmaria Bruni by less than a tenth.
Corvette took third in class, although fell behind the GTE Am-leading #46 Team Project 1 Porsche driven by Matteo Cairoli on the overall leaderboard.
Cairoli led the #88 Dempsey-Proton Porsche and the #98 NorthWest AMR Aston Martin Vantage AMR.