For JDC-Miller Cadillac, Duval Wins The Morning Warmup At Sebring

In the morning warmup for today’s Mobil 1, Twelve Hours of Sebring Presented by Adv, Loic Duval in the No.5 JDC-Miller Motorsports Cadillac was quickest with a time of 1:48.427. The second fastest was Felipe Nasr in the No.31 Action Express Racing Cadillac with a time of 1:48.983, followed by Christian Fittipaldi in the No.5 Mustang Sampling Racing Cadillac a time of 1:49.128 or 1m47.508s.

The two Adventure  Racing Cadillacs finished second and third, respectively, with drivers completing their initial laps in the automobiles. Unfortunately, the 3 WEC Toyota racers, Kamui Kobayashi, Jose Maria Lopez, and Mike Conway, were not allowed to drive the AXR Cadillacs until after yesterday’s 1000 Miles of Sebring. Still, they took advantage of the warmup to acquire a feel for the cars. In the warmup, Kobayashi was second fastest in the No.48, after Conway in the No.31.

The morning warmup was the opening race of the season at Sebring. The No. 5 Cadillac of Duval Racing was the first to finish. The car won the 2021 Mobil 1 Twelve Hours of Sebring Presented by Advance Auto Parts. This was Duval’s third victory in the event. The win was the fifth of his career.

Duval Wins 

The victory for JDC-Miller MotorSports was it’s third straight in the race. It is an independent team that competes against factory-supported teams. It won the 12-hour Sebring race in 2017. However, the team lost driver David Bourdais, who won the event last year with Chip Ganassi Racing. The team replaced Bourdais with Richard Westbrook. He will partner with Tristan Vautier in a Cadillac.

In the morning warmup at Sebring, the No. 48 Cadillac of Action Express Racing was the leader. But after a late-race crash, Renger van der Zande took advantage of traffic in turn one and swept around the outside of Derani. But that lead was short-lived. Duval swung around the No. 48 of Jimmie Johnson, which spun. That was enough time for Duval to take the lead and secure a win.

The Roar race was the fastest in the morning and had 61 cars. The GTD Pro/Am race featured only a handful of drivers, and the Porsche and Acura teams were behind the pace. Ricky Taylor’s Acura had a solid start, but it finished near the back of the pack. However, he failed a post-race tech check. The Michelin tire manufacturer mandated minimum tire pressures to ensure a clean track.

The JDC Miller Cadillac DPi-V.R of Renger van der Zande had an excellent morning warmup. After several accidents on the track, his car was in the perfect position to win the race. The DPi-V.R was the only car that finished outside the top three. After 15 minutes, he took the lead and won the race.

The No. 48 Cadillac of Kobayashi led the morning warmup. He also shared ownership with seven-time NASCAR champion Jimmie Johnson. The No. 24 Cadillac of Kahn-Wilson won the Sahl Six Hours in Glen. The No. 48 Cadillac of the Meyer Shank Racing Acura jumped up to third place, ahead of the Wayne Taylor Racing Acura.

The No. 24 Cadillac of Meyer Shank Racing won the morning warmup. This car was a late replacement for the No. 8 Acura. The two-car racers were paired in the No. 19 for the second time in the past year. The Ally Cadillac was penalized in the morning warmup for contact. The No. 66 car of Meyer Shank Racing finished fourth.

The No. 88 car of Richard Westbrook of Era Motorsport was the fastest in the morning. He made two pit stops in Turn 1 and finished fourth in the afternoon. After a 15-minute race, he was on the front in No. 68. The No. 82 Acura of Pipo Derani finished seventh, followed by the No. 84 of Renger van der Zande.

The No. 88 was driven by Richard Westbrook of JDC Miller. After a penalty, he rewon the morning warmup. He won the morning by a lap of three-hundred and thirty-six seconds. The No. 89 was won by the No. 68 of his series. The winning driver was Heidani .

In the morning warmup, Braun was the class leader. He held the lead until he was hit by Team Hardpoint/EBM’s Earl Bamber in Sunset Bend. Then, in the closing laps, the driver Corey Lewis spun and was hit on the right rear wheel by Bamber. His car was eventually retired due to mechanical problems. After that, he was out of the race.

For JDC-Miller Cadillac, Duval Wins The Morning Warmup At Sebring. It is the team’s first pole position in the IMSA competition and only their second race in the series. The team is looking strong for the 12 Hours of Sebring.

Final Words

The morning warmup at Sebring went very well for JDC-Miller Cadillac. They managed to take the top spot, and Duval set the fastest lap time. This is a good sign for the team as they head into the hours of the Sebring race later today.

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