Roar – JDC Miller MotorSports On Pole – Pfaff Motorsports Second In GTD PRO – Winward Racing Second In GTD
THE QUALIFYING SESSION DETERMINING THE START OF TOMORROW’S QUALIFYING RACE SAW SOME OF THE TEAMS OPTING FOR NOT SETTING A TIME
IMSA came out with this qualifying format last year in order to create a little more suspense and most likely giving fans present at the track, more racing action during the roar weekend.
Today’s qualifying was to determine Sunday’s starting grid for the 1h40 minutes race that will set the starting grid for next weeks Rolex 24.
In DPi, Tristan Vautier gave no. 5 JDC Miller MotorSports the pole with a lap of 1:34.034 just over a tenth quicker than Felipe Albuquerque in the no. 10 Konica Minolta Acura ARX-05(1:34.156). In third, we find the no. 2 Cadillac Racing driven by Alex Lynn(1:34.259).
In LMP3, AWA Racing had Orey Fidani at the wheel and he came up with a respectable lap of 1:46.545 that was goof for seventh place.
Pfaff Motorsports had Mathieu Jaminet behind the wheel go the no. 9 Motul Porsche 911 GT3 R and held the lead until the very last lap as Alexandre Imperatori(1:46.136) in the no. 2 KCMG Porsche 911 GT3 R crossed the line at the checkered flag with a time that was 0.063s faster than Jaminet(1:46.199).
In the GTD class, the pole went to Kenny Habul of no. 71 SunEnergy1 Racing(1:46.313). In second place Mikaël Grenier’s teammate Russell Ward with a time of 1:46.464.
Michael de Quesada(Daniel Morad’s teammate) came in fourth place for Alegra Motorsports with his time of 1:47.075. Wright Motorsports had a time of 1:49.747 as Zach Robichon’s teammate Ryan Hardwick was at the wheel. Finally Roman De Angelis and the Heart of Racing did not post a time.
Qualifying results here.
The qualifying race is scheduled for 2pm Sunday afternoon and can be seen on IMSA.tv.
Image courtesy IMSA / Jake Galstad