For the first time, the beginning grid for the 24 Hours of Daytona (January 30-31) will rely on the results of a 100-minute qualifying race organized throughout the Roar, which is due to this fact scheduled for tomorrow. A race whose grid is the results of a traditional qualification, which has simply ended.
Entered in the No. 31 Cadillac of Action Express Racing with Pipo Derani, Mike Conway and Chase Elliott, Felipe Nasr took pole place in 1’34”311. The (*24*) was respectively 0”131 and 0”174 forward of the Mazda RT24-P of Oliver Jarvis and one other DPi-VR, the n ° 5 of JDC-Miller Motorsports led this afternoon by Tristan Vautier, who teamed up with Loïc Duval and Sébastien Bourdais.
The high 5 is accomplished by Kevin Magnussen (Cadillac # 01 of Chip Ganassi Racing) and Filipe Albuquerque (Acura ARX-05 # 10 of Wayne Taylor Racing).
In LM P2, pole place went to Ben Keating, aligned with the Oreca 07 n ° 52 of PR1 / Mathiasen Motorsports, who beat Dennis Andersen (Oreca 07 n ° 20 of High Class Racing) and Roberto Lacorte (Dallara P217 No. 47 of Cetilar Racing).
In GTLM, BMW made the regulation. The finest time went to the M8 GTE n ° 24 led by Wittmann-Farfus-Krohn-Edwards in 1’42”980. The latter relegated Glock-De Philippi-Eng-Spengler’s sister automotive to 0”363 and the swiftest Corvette, Milner-Tandy-Sims # 4 to 0”651. The different C8.R adopted, the Ferrari 488 GTE Evo n ° 62 from Risi Competizione and the Porsche 911 RSR-19 n ° 79 from WeatherTech Racing.
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In GTD and LM P3, the reference occasions had been respectively set by the Porsche 911 GT3 R n ° 16 of Wright Motorsports (Hardwick-Long-Heylen-Bachler) and the Duqueine D08 n ° 6 of Muehlner Motorsports America (Krantz-Hoerr -Koch).
See you tomorrow at 8:05 p.m. French time for the begin of the qualifying race for the 59th version of the 24 Hours of Daytona. In addition to figuring out the beginning grid of the Florida double clock tower, it should provide 35 factors to the winners, 32 to second, 30 to thirdx, and so forth.