Zach Robichon Takes GTD Pole For Wright Motorsport – Pfaff Motorsports Fifth In GTD PRO
SEBASTIEN BOURDAIS TAKES OVERALL POLE FOR CADILLAC RACING
Qualifying took place under already hot track conditions this morning and it seems it brought a challenge to some of the teams.
In particular for Pfaff Motorsports. Team Manager Steve Bortolotti mentioning during a press conference (which will cover on another post) they had struggle with tire pressure choice for the qualifying. Their 1:59.982 lap time was only 0.568 seconds from GTD PRO pole sitter Daniel Serra in no. 62 Risi Competizione Ferrari 488 GT3. Mirko Bortolotti came in second in TR3 Racing Lamborghini Huracan GT3 0.017 seconds behind and third was Antonio Garcia for the no. 3 Corvette Racing 0.513 from pole.
Positions 3 to 7 were separate by a mere 0.104s.
Good news for Kyle Marcelli’s fans as he was back at the wheel of the no. 93 Racers Edge Motorsports with WTR Acura NSX GT3 following his major accident in yesterday’s Michelin Pilot Challenge. His best time was 2:00.605 which places the team in ninth place.
In LMP3, Orey Fidani was at the wheel of AWA Racing Duqueine D08 and his best time was 2:00.487 which gave him ninth place in class.
Mr. Qualifier, Zach Robichon continues his success in getting pole position at Sebring but this time with Wright Motorsport Porsche 911 GT3 R. His best time of 1:59.763 was 0.025 better than second place Robby Foley’s no. 96 Turner Motorsport BMW M4 GT3 with 1:59.788. Third place went to no. 57 Winward Racing Mercedes-AMG GT3 with 1:59.848.
Alegra Motorsport elected to have Michael de Quesada at the wheel and he recorded a best time of 2:00.919.
The Heart of Racing has been struggling more than expected on the bumpy Sebring course so far and Ian James settled for a 2:02.271 which places Roman De Angelis’ team in 13th place for the start.
Qualifying results here.
The Twelve Hours of Sebring will go green tomorrow morning at 10:10 and will be available on IMSA.tv
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