Muscle Milk Lola-Aston tops Mosport Park ALMS qualifying

Klaus Graf and the Muscle Milk team rebounded from a practice crash to take LMP1 pole position for the American Le Mans Series' Mosport Park round

Muscle Milk Lola-Aston tops Mosport Park ALMS qualifying

Graf had spun into the barriers near the end of this morning's first practice session, forcing repairs that sidelined the Lola-Aston Martin he shares with Lucas Luhr for much of practice two as well.

But when the car did return to the track, it was immediately quick, leading the way in final practice before Graf set a 1m08.679s to secure outright pole.

The two Dyson Lola-Mazdas battled for second, with Chris Dyson eventually fending off ALMS newcomer Steven Kane by just 0.034 seconds to earn the second front row spot.

For the second straight race, the BMWs will start first and second in GT, with Dirk Muller beating team-mate Bill Auberlen to pole by 0.059s.

Flying Lizard Porsche's Jorg Bergmeister was their closest challenger, with Scott Sharp showing good form in the Extreme Speed Ferrari to beat Risi Ferrari driver Toni Vilander to fourth. The Corvettes were back in sixth and eighth, split by Wolf Henzler's Falken Porsche.

Kyle Marcelli claimed his first ALMS pole with a commanding run in LMPC for Intersport. In GTC, Black Swan's Damien Faulkner edged out TRG's Spencer Pumpelly for class pole.

Pos Cl Drivers Team/Car Time Gap 1. P1 Luhr/Graf Muscle Milk Lola-Aston 1m08.679s 2. P1 Dyson/Smith Dyson Lola-Mazda 1m09.044s + 0.365s 3. P1 Al Masaood/Kane Dyson Lola-Mazda 1m09.078s + 0.399s 4. PC Marcelli/Ducote  Intersport FLM 1m11.331s + 2.652s 5. PC Jeannette/Gonzalez CORE FLM 1m11.946s + 3.267s 6. PC Field/Vera Intersport FLM 1m12.252s + 3.573s 7. PC Bennett/Montecalvo CORE FLM 1m12.827s + 4.148s 8. P1 Burgess/McMurry Autocon Lola-AER 1m12.839s + 4.160s 9. PC Nicolosi/Boon Performance Tech FLM 1m13.049s + 4.370s 10. PC Lux/Zugel Genoa FLM 1m13.085s + 4.406s 11. GT Muller/Hand BMW 1m17.083s + 8.404s 12. GT Auberlen/Werner BMW 1m17.142s + 8.463s 13. GT Bergmeister/Long Flying Lizard Porsche 1m17.312s + 8.633s 14. GT Sharp/van Overbeek Extreme Speed Ferrari 1m17.511s + 8.832s 15. GT Melo/Vilander Risi Ferrari 1m17.543s + 8.864s 16. GT Gavin/Magnussen Corvette 1m17.580s + 8.901s 17. GT Henzler/Sellers Falken Porsche 1m17.964s + 9.285s 18. GT Beretta/Milner Corvette 1m17.997s + 9.318s 19. GT Murry/Lazzaro Robertson Doran Ford 1m18.847s + 10.168s 20. UNC James/Sanstrom Panoz 1m19.243s + 10.564s 21. GT Jones/Moran RSR Jaguar 1m19.302s + 10.623s 22. GT Miller/Maassen Miller Porsche 1m20.377s + 11.698s 23. GT Brown/Cosmo Extreme Speed Ferrari 1m21.051s + 12.372s 24. GT Junqueira/Wilden RSR Jaguar 1m22.653s + 13.974s 25. GT Neiman/Holzer Flying Lizad Porsche 1m22.693s + 14.014s 26. GTC Pappas/Faulkner Black Swan Porsche 1m22.861s + 14.182s 27. GTC Ende/Pumpelly TRG Porsche 1m22.939s + 14.260s 28. GTC Ham/Cumming JDX Porsche 1m23.448s + 14.769s 29. GT Robertson/Robertson Robertson Doran Ford 1m23.530s + 14.851s 30. GTC Sweedler/Wong Alex Job Porsche 1m23.787s + 15.108s 31. GTC von Moltke/Bunting TRG Porsche 1m23.825s + 15.146s 
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