Qualifying: Dyson sweeps front row

The LMP675 class Lolas of Dyson Racing caused a major shock by locking out the front row in qualifying for the American Le Mans Series race at Mosport, with Briton James Weaver claiming pole position ahead of Andy Wallace

Qualifying: Dyson sweeps front row

Weaver and co-driver Butch Leitzinger had dominated the timesheets throughout practice at the Canadian circuit, as the more powerful LMP900 class Audi R8s struggled to get on terms with the nimble Dyson machines.

"I had four really good laps, with the last one the best," said Weaver, "and I felt the car could have gone even quicker. We tested here in May and did a 7.1, but it was colder then. The latest generation of Goodyear tyres are blazingly fast straight away, and then get better and better. You can do about eight laps before they peak, and then they just stay there.

"We used to beat the Ferraris with our Riley & Scott, and Rob [Dyson, team boss]thought we could beat the Audis with this car. He was right! We're having an awful lot of fun with it."

JJ Lehto and Champion Racing won the battle of the customer R8s to claim third overall, with Frank Biela ensuring that he and co-championship leader Marco Werner will start fourth in the Joest Audi.

In the GTS class, Oliver Gavin claimed his first pole of the season in his Chevrolet Corvette, ahead of Peter Kox in the first of the Veloqx Prodrive Ferraris. Jan Magnussen was third quickest in class in the second Ferrari 550, followed by the Corvette of Ron Fellows.

Jorg Bergmeister ensured that the Alex Job Racing Porsche 911 would start from pole in the GT class, with Sascha Maassen claiming the second fastest time in the team's other car. Marc Lieb qualified third in his Orbit Racing Porsche.

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