Mosport Park USC: Gustavo Yacaman beats Ryan Dalziel to pole
|Saturday, July 12th 2014, 22:25 GMT|
Gustavo Yacaman qualified on pole for the United SportsCar Championship race at Mosport Park in the Prototype class.
The OAK Racing driver was quickest in both of Friday's practice sessions and his 1m09.167s in qualifying put him 0.289 seconds ahead of Extreme Sped man Ryan Dalziel, who looked close to taking the top spot throughout as LMP2 cars filled the front row.
Watkins Glen winner Richard Westbrook was the highest placed Daytona Prototype for Spirit of Daytona, down 0.4s from Yacaman, with Extreme Speed's Johannes van Overbeek fourth.
Ex-Formula 1 driver Christian Fittipaldi's fifth place did not do justice to his pace that looked to challenge at the front in the session, but he starts ahead of fellow Corvette DP driver Ricky Taylor in sixth.
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The 15-minute GTLM session resulted in Kuno Wittmer setting the quickest time in his class in the SRT Motorsports Viper.
Antonio Garcia could not manage to better Wittmer's time and the Corvette driver was beaten by a slender 0.07s.
Wolf Henzler claimed third in the category for the Falken Porsche team, ahead of Oliver Gavin's Corvette.
SRT Viper also did well in the GTD class, this time Jeroen Bleekemolen dominating the pace to take class honours.
Spencer Pumpelly in the Audi R8 finished second and the BMW Z4 of Dane Cameron third, both 0.1s behind the leader.
Leading qualifying times: Pos Cl Drivers Team/Car Time 1. P Yacaman/Pla OAK Morgan-Nissan 1m09.167s 2. P Dalziel/Sharp Extreme Speed HPD 1m09.456s 3. P Westbrook/Valiante Spirit Corvette DP 1m09.642s 4. P Brown/van Overbeek Extreme Speed HPD 1m10.136s 5. P Fittipaldi/Barbosa Action Express Corvette DP 1m10.298s 6. P Taylor/Taylor Taylor Corvette DP 1m10.336s 7. P Rojas/Pruett Ganassi Riley-Ford 1m10.433s 8. P Negri Jr/Pew Michael Shank Riley-Ford 1m11.339s 9. P Miller/Nunez SpeedSource Mazda 1m12.829s 10. P Long/Tremblay SpeedSource Mazda 1m14.700s Other class poles: 11. GTLM Wittmer/Bomarito SRT Viper 1m15.206s 21. GTD Bleekemolen/Keating Riley Viper 1m19.004s