Qualifying: Biela takes pole

Coping best with the same slick surface that troubled the Champ Cars, Audi's Frank Biela secured pole position for Saturday's ALMS race in downtown Miami

Qualifying: Biela takes pole

Biela took his fifth pole in nine ALMS races this season. He covered the 1.387-mile temporary circuit in 1m03.873s (78.174mph), a fraction faster than teammate Rinaldo Capello 1:03.882 turned by Audi driver, and would have put him 17th on the CART grid.

Claudia Huertgen, a late addition to the driving line-up for the KnightHawk Racing MG Lola EX257, led qualifying for the LMP 675 class for smaller prototypes with a lap of 1m08.559s. Huertgen will co-drive with Chad Block and team co-owner Steve Knight.

Terry Borcheller led a competitive GTS qualifying session, taking his second pole of the year in the Konrad Motorsports Saleen S7R. His lap of 1m10.065s beat the 1m10.524s that was set by Ron Fellows in a Chevrolet C5-R Corvette.

Lucas Luhr won the pole for the GT class in the Alex Job Racing Porsche 911 GT3 RS. Luhr, who will co-drive with Sascha Maassen, recorded a lap of 1:13.662, to beat the other Job car that will be driven by Timo Bernhard and Jorg Bergmeister.

Frank Biela/Emanuele Pirro Audi R8 (LMP 900) 1m03.873s 78.174mph
Rinaldo Capello/Tom Kristensen Audi R8 (LMP 900) 1m03.882s 78.163mph
Johnny Herbert/Stefan Johansson Audi R8 (LMP 900) 1m04.632s 77.256mph
Marc Goossens/Tony Ave Riley & Scott MKIIIC-Elan (LMP 900) 1m05.722s 75.975mph
Eric Bernard/Emmanuel Collard Cadillac Northstar LMP 02 (LMP 900) 1m07.021s 74.502mph
Bryan Herta/Bill Auberlen Panoz LMP-1 (LMP 900) 1m07.603s 73.861mph
Jan Magnussen/David Brabham Panoz LMP-1 (LMP 900) 1m07.651s 73.808mph
Claudia Huertgen/Steve Knight Lola EX257-MG (LMP 675) 1m08.559s 72.831mph
Christian Vann/Milka Duno Dome S101-Judd (LMP 900) 1m09.287s 72.065mph
Clint Field/Mark Neuhaus Lola B2K10-Judd (LMP 900) 1m09.987s 71.345mph
Terry Borcheller/Franz Konrad/Toni Seiler Saleen S7R (GTS) 1m10.065s 71.265mph
Lucas Luhr/Sascha Maassen Porsche 911 GT3 RS (GT) 1m13.662s 67.785mph

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