Qualifying: Werner takes pole for Joest

Marco Werner continued his recent strong run of form in the American Le Mans Series by taking pole in Team Joest's Audi R8 for Sunday's race at the classic Road America circuit

Qualifying: Werner takes pole for Joest

Werner, who shares his machine with sportscar ace Frank Biela, lapped the track in 1m52.265s to provide a further boost to his championship hopes following the pair's win at Mosport Park last weekend.

Johnny Herbert claimed second in class in the Champion Racing Audi he shares with JJ Lehto, but the Briton will start from third on the grid after being edged for second overall by the rapid LMP675 class Dyson Racing Lola of James Weaver. His fastest lap of 1m52.442 shattered the lap record for the class by over two seconds.

Jon Field qualified fourth in his LMP675 class Intersport Racing Lola, ahead of Chris Dyson in the second of his eponymous team's cars. The JML Team Panoz LMP01s lined up sixth and seventh overall, with David Saelens ahead of Gunnar Jeannette.

Oliver Gavin was another to break a lap record in the GTS class. The Briton claimed his fourth pole of the year with an impressive lap of 2m01.969s in his Chevrolet Corvette, knocking almost two seconds off the previous best time. Canadian Ron Fellows was second in class in the second Corvette, with the two Veloqx Prodrive Ferrari 550s third and fourth.

In the GT class, Lucas Lohr took his first pole of the season in his Alex Job Racing Porsche 911 GT3. Keeping with the form of the day, his pole time of 2m09.124s was a new class record, the German improving his own mark from last year by over three seconds. Jorg Bergmeister was second in class in Alex Job Racing's second Porsche.

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