AS PREDICTED, CLOSE FIGHT FOR POLE IN BOTH GTLM AND GTD
Starting grid is set for the Northeast Grand Prix Lime Rock Park in what was a great battle for Pole.
The top 3 in GTLM was separated by 0.189s and it is the Porsche Motorsport #912 of Bamber/Vanthoor that edged the sister Porsche 911 RSR #911 of Pilet/Tandy by a mere 0.052s with a time of 49.133s. Third place went to the BMW Team RLL BMW M8 GTE of Blonqvist/De Philipi.
The 8 cars in GTLM field was separated by 0.731s.
The GTD battle for Pole was even more thrilling as the top 10 were separated by half a second.
Pole went to #86 Meyer Shank Racing w/ Curb-Agajanian Acura NSX GT3 of Farnbacher/Hindman 0.026s clear of second place #33 Riley Motorsports – Team AMG of Keating/Bleekemolen posting a pole time of 51.456s. Third fastest was the #48 Paul Miller Racing Lamborghini Huracan GT3 of Sellers/Lewis 0.076s from pole.
Zach Robichon qualified the Pfaff Motorsports Porsche 911 GT3 R in fifth place with a time that was 0.119s short of the pole time. the #14 AIM Vasser Sullivan Lexus RC F GT3 of Heistand/Hawksworth will start in sixth while the #12 will start in 13th place. Compass Racing McLaren 720S GT3 of Holton/Plumb qualified in 10th place.
The 13 cars GTD class were separated by 0.780s.
It promises to be a great 2hours 40m race this afternoon with the green flag set for 3:10 Eastern time.
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