Indianapolis 8 Hour free practice classification - Jules Gounon fastest on a damp track

Indianapolis 8 Hour free practice classification - Jules Gounon fastest on a damp track

16.10.2021: Indianapolis 8 Hour presented by aws Indianapolis Motor Speedway Indianapolis Motor Speedway Hybrid Circuit Length = 4.166 km Jules Gounon left it late to snatch top spot in the first official session of this year’s Indianapolis 8 Hour Presented


Indianapolis 8 Hour presented by aws
Indianapolis Motor Speedway
Indianapolis Motor Speedway Hybrid
Circuit Length = 4.166 km



Jules Gounon left it late to snatch top spot in the first official session of this year’s Indianapolis 8 Hour Presented by AWS after rain prevented any meaningful running for much of the first 45 minutes.


Barrier repairs prior to Free Practice resulted in the session being reduced from 90 to 75 minutes, most of which was spent waiting for cars to emerge.



Only a handful laps had been completed on a damp track when further rain sent teams scurrying for the pit apron. And when cars did eventually emerge en masse it took time before conditions were suitable for Patric Niederhauser’s early benchmark to be challenged.




1 99 Overall Maro ENGEL (DEU) / Luca STOLZ (DEU) / Jules GOUNON (FRA)
Mercedes-AMG GT3 1 1:44.245 28 28 143.89 Mercedes-AMG Team Craft-Baboo Racing


2 32 Overall Dries VANTHOOR (BEL) / Charles WEERTS (BEL) / Christopher MIES (DEU)
Audi R8 LMS GT3 2 1:44.446 24 24 0.201 0.201 143.61 Audi Sport Team WRT


3 89 Overall Raffaele MARCIELLO (ITA) / Daniel JUNCADELLA (ESP) / Timur BOGUSLAVISKIY
Mercedes-AMG GT3 * 3 1:44.987 21 28 0.742 0.541 142.87 Mercedes-AMG Team AKKA ASP


4 51 Overall Alessandro PIERGUIDI (ITA) / Nicklas NIELSEN (DEN) / Come LEDOGAR (FRA)
Ferrari 488 GT3 4 1:45.091 25 25 0.846 0.104 142.73 AF Corse - Francorchamps Motors


5 59 Overall Paul HOLTON (USA) / Rob BELL (GBR) / Ben BARNICOAT (GBR)
McLaren 720 S GT3 5 1:45.148 13 20 0.903 0.057 142.66 Crucial Motorsports


6 96 Overall Michael DINAN (USA) / Robby FOLEY (USA) / Connor DE PHILLIPPI (USA)
BMW F13 M6 GT3 6 1:45.337 18 21 1.092 0.189 142.40 Turner Motorsport


7 37 Overall Robin FRIJNS (NLD) / Nico MULLER (CHE) / Mattia DRUDI (ITA)
Audi R8 LMS GT3 7 1:45.355 20 22 1.110 0.018 142.38 Audi Sport Team WRT


8 33 Silver Cup Russell WARD (USA) / Philip ELLIS (GBR) / Marvin DIENST (BEL)
Mercedes-AMG GT3 1 1:45.612 26 27 1.367 0.257 142.03 Winward Racing


9 25 Overall Christopher HAASE (DEU) / Markus WINKELHOCK (DEU) / Patric NIEDERHAUSER
Audi R8 LMS GT3 8 1:45.649 23 23 1.404 0.037 141.98 Audi Sport Team Sainteloc


10 71 Overall Alessio ROVERA (ITA) / Antonio FUOCO (ITA) / Callum ILOTT (GBR)
Ferrari 488 GT3 9 1:45.720 28 29 1.475 0.071 141.88 AF Corse - Francorchamps Motors


11 26 Silver Cup Aurelien PANIS (FRA) / Lucas LEGERET (CHE) / Nicolas BAERT (BEL)
Audi R8 LMS GT3 2 1:45.777 24 25 1.532 0.057 141.81 Sainteloc Racing


12 70 Pro/Am Brendan IRIBE (USA) / Kevin MADSEN (USA) / Ollie MILLROY (GBR)
McLaren 720 S GT3 1 1:46.188 15 16 1.943 0.411 141.26 Inception Racing


13 63 Pro/Am David ASKEW (USA) / Ryan DALZIEL (SCO) / Scott SMITHSON (USA)
Mercedes-AMG GT3 2 1:46.195 12 15 1.950 0.007 141.25 DXDT Racing


14 3 Overall Jordan PEPPER (ZAF) / Andrea CALDARELLI (ITA) / Mirko BORTOLOTTI (ITA)
Lamborghini Huracan GT3 Evo 10 1:47.236 3 12 2.991 1.041 139.88 KPAX Racing


15 75 Pro/Am Kenny HABUL (AUS) / Martin KONRAD (AUT) / Mikael GRENIER (CAN)
Mercedes-AMG GT3 * 3 1:47.367 4 18 3.122 0.131 139.71 SunEnergy 1 Racing


16 6 Overall Corey LEWIS (USA) / Giovanni VENTURINI (ITA) / Marco MAPELLI (ITA)
Lamborghini Huracan GT3 11 1:47.479 4 9 3.234 0.112 139.56 KPAX Racing


17 10 Pro/Am Bill SWEEDLER (USA) / John MEGRUE (USA) / Giacomo ALTOE (ITA)
Lamborghini Huracan GT3 * 4 1:47.509 4 21 3.264 0.030 139.52 TR3 Racing


18 91 Pro/Am Jeff BURTON (USA) / Vesko KOZAROV (USA)
Lamborghini Huracan GT3 5 1:47.666 19 20 3.421 0.157 139.32 Rearden Racing


19 20 Silver Cup Fred POORDAD (USA) / Jan HEYLEN (BEL) / Max ROOT (USA)
Porsche 911 GT3 R (991.ii) 3 1:47.805 24 26 3.560 0.139 139.14 Wright Motorsports


20 16 Pro/Am Adrian D'SILVA (MYS) / Jeff KINGSLEY (CAN) / Nicholas BOULLE (USA)
Porsche GT3-R (991.ii) 6 1:50.200 11 14 5.955 2.395 136.12 EBM Giga Racing


21 54 GT4 Tim PAPPAS (USA) / Jeroen BLEEKEMOLEN (NDL) / Sebastiaan BLEEKEMOLEN
Porsche 718 Cayman GT4 CLUBSPORT MR 1 1:53.680 12 15 9.435 3.480 131.95 Black Swan Racing


22 111 GT4 Dominic STARKWEATHER (USA) / John CAPESTRO-DUBETS (USA) / Alex
BMW M4 GT4 2 1:54.476 6 21 10.231 0.796 131.03 Classic BMW


23 68 GT4 Kevin CONWAY (USA) / John GEESBREGHT (USA) / Jack HAWKSWORTH (GBR)
Toyota GR Supra GT4 3 1:55.686 6 10 11.441 1.210 129.66 Smooge Racing


24 8 GT4 Elias SABO (USA) / Joel MILLER (USA) / Andy LEE (USA)
Audi R8 LMS GT4 4 1:58.099 3 6 13.854 2.413 127.01 GMG Racing


25 119 GT4 Sean QUINLAN (USA) / Guy COSMO (USA) / Tom DYER (USA)
BMW M4 GT4 5 1:58.892 6 9 14.647 0.793 126.16 Stephen Cameron Racing


26 98 GT4 Paul SPARTA (USA) / Al CARTER (USA) / Conor DALY (USA)
BMW M4 GT4 6 1:58.972 5 19 14.727 0.080 126.08 Random Vandals Racing


27 7 GT4 Sam OWEN (USA) / Sean GIBBONS (USA) / Pippa MANN (USA)
Porsche 718 Cayman GT4 CLUBSPORT MR 7 1:59.216 4 13 14.971 0.244 125.82 NolaSport with OGH



28 82 GT4 Nick GALANTE (USA) / Devin JONES (USA) / James WALKER (USA)
BMW M4 GT4 8 2:03.152 6 11 18.907 3.936 121.80 BimmerWorld


29 61 Am Jean-Claude SAADA (USA) / Conrad GRUNEWALD (USA) / Mark KVAMME (USA)
Ferrari 488 GT3
1 0 7 AF Corse


30 34 Pro/Am Kyle WASHINGTON (USA) / James SOFRONAS (USA) / Dennis OLSEN (NOR)
Porsche 911 GT3-R (991.ii)
7 0 3 GMG Racing



31 77 Silver Cup Ashton HARRISON (USA) / Matt MCMURRY (USA) / Mario FARNBACHER (DEU)
Acura - Honda NSX GT3 Evo
4 0 2 Compass Racing



32 2 GT4 Jason BELL (USA) / Andrew DAVIS (USA) / Trent HINDMAN (USA)
Aston Martin Vantage GT4
9 0 2 GMG Racing


33 09 GT4 Paul KIEBLER (USA) / Mikel MILLER (USA) / Jon BRANAM (USA)
Aston Martin Vangtage GT4 10 0 2 Automatic Racing


34 66 GT4 Derek DEBOER (USA) / Spencer PUMPELLY (USA) / Andy LALLY (USA)
Porsche 718 Cayman GT4 CLUBSPORT MR 11 0 2 TRG - The Racers Group


35 47 GT4 Matt TRAVIS (USA) / Scott NOBLE (USA) / Jason HART (USA)
Porsche 718 Cayman GT4 CLUBSPORT MR 12 0 0 NOLASPORT



No. 75, 89 - 1 Lap time disallowed; exceeding track limits.
No. 10 - 2 Lap times disallowed; exceeding track limits.


These results are provisional until the conclusion of any judicial and technical matters.




-SRO photo Fabian Lagunas/SRO

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