Daytona 24 Hours: Jarvis puts Joest Mazda on pole with record lap

Oliver Jarvis claimed a first pole position for the Mazda Daytona Prototype international in qualifying for this weekend's Daytona 24 Hours

Daytona 24 Hours: Jarvis puts Joest Mazda on pole with record lap

The Briton set a 1m33.685s aboard the Joest-run #77 Mazda RT24-P in the middle of the 15-minute qualifying session for the opening round of the IMSA Sportscar Championship.

Ricky Taylor got closest aboard the best of the Penske Acura ARX-05s, ending up on a 1m33.873s.

Jarvis's time was the fastest ever sportscar lap around the Daytona International Speedway, eclipsing the 1m33.875s record set by PJ Jones in an Eagle-Toyota MkIII in 1993.

"Most important was to be on the pole, but to get the record for Mazda was special and the icing on the cake because everyone has worked so hard in the off-season," said Jarvis.

Crunch time for a motorsport underachiever

Juan Pablo Montoya was third fastest in the second of the Acuras on a 1m34.095s, which put him just over a tenth up on the second Mazda qualified by Jonathan Bomarito.

The Cadillac DPi-V.R, winner of the past two editions of the Daytona sportscar classic, filled out positions five through nine.

Reigning IMSA champion Felipe Nasr took fifth place on a 1m34.433s, which left him more than seven tenths off the pace.

The Wayne Taylor Racing Cadillac that Fernando Alonso is racing took sixth place in the hands of Jordan Taylor.

Fastest in the LMP2 class was James Allen, whose 1m35.904 put his DragonSpeed ORECA-Gibson 07 10th in the times.

Nick Tandy claimed the GT Le Mans pole for Porsche with a new class record of 1m42.257s aboard his CORE Autosport-run factory 911 RSR.

Jan Magnussen improved to second at the end of the session with a 1m42.583s aboard his Chevrolet Corvette C7.R, which just edged out Ryan Briscoe's 1m42.634s in the best of the Ganassi Ford GTs.

Davide Rigon was fourth fastest for the Risi Competizione Ferrari 488 GTE on 1m42.712s.

The two Rahal BMW M8 GTEs were seventh and eighth, with John Edwards and Connor de Phillippi separated by just three hundredths.

Marcos Gomes, the 2015 Brazilian Stock Car champion, topped the times in GT Daytona for the Brazilian Via Italia Ferrari team.

His 1m45.257s in his 488 GT3 put him less than a tenth up on Ben Keating in the Riley Motorsports Mercedes-AMG GT3.

Provisional starting grid

Pos Class Driver Team Car Time Gap
1 DPi O.Jarvis, T.Nunez, T.Bernhard, R.Rast Mazda Team Joest Mazda 1m33.685s -
2 DPi R.Taylor, H.Castroneves, A.Rossi Acura Team Penske Acura 1m33.873s 0.188s
3 DPi J.P.Montoya, D.Cameron, S.Pagenaud Acura Team Penske Acura 1m34.095s 0.410s
4 DPi J.Bomarito, H.Tincknell, O.Pla Mazda Team Joest Mazda 1m34.212s 0.527s
5 DPi F.Nasr, E.Curran, P.Derani Whelen Engineering Racing Cadillac 1m34.433s 0.748s
6 DPi R.van der Zande, J.Taylor, F.Alonso, K.Kobayashi Konica Minolta Cadillac DPi-V.R Cadillac 1m34.479s 0.794s
7 DPi W.Owen, R.Binder, A.Canapino, K.Kaiser Juncos Racing Cadillac 1m34.679s 0.994s
8 DPi M.Goikhberg, T.Vautier, D.Defrancesco, R.Barrichello JDC-Miller Motorsports Cadillac 1m35.369s 1.684s
9 DPi S.Trummer, S.Simpson, C.Miller, J.Piedrahita JDC-Miller Motorsports Cadillac 1m35.442s 1.757s
10 DPi J.Bennett, C.Braun, R.Dumas, L.Duval CORE Autosport Nissan 1m36.686s 3.001s
11 DPi J.Barbosa, F.Albuquerque, C.Fittipaldi Mustang Sampling Racing Cadillac - -
12 LMP2 H.Hedman, B.Hanley, N.Lapierre, J.Allen DragonSpeed ORECA/Gibson 1m35.904s 2.219s
13 LMP2 M.McMurry, G.Aubry, M.Kvamme, E.Guibbert PR1/Mathiasen Motorsports ORECA/Gibson 1m36.427s 2.742s
14 LMP2 R.Gonzalez, P.Maldonado, S.Saavedra, R.Cullen DragonSpeed ORECA/Gibson 1m37.377s 3.692s
15 LMP2 K.Masson, R.Masson, C.Cassels, K.Wright Performance Tech Motorsports ORECA/Gibson 1m38.121s 4.436s
16 GTLM P.Pilet, N.Tandy, F.Makowiecki Porsche GT Team Porsche 1m42.257s 8.572s
17 GTLM J.Magnussen, A.Garcia, M.Rockenfeller Corvette Racing Chevrolet 1m42.583s 8.898s
18 GTLM R.Briscoe, R.Westbrook, S.Dixon Ford Chip Ganassi Racing Ford 1m42.634s 8.949s
19 GTLM D.Rigon, M.Molina, A.P.Guidi, J.Calado Risi Competizione Ferrari 1m42.712s 9.027s
20 GTLM E.Bamber, L.Vanthoor, M.Jaminet Porsche GT Team Porsche 1m42.796s 9.111s
21 GTLM J.Hand, D.Muller, S.Bourdais Ford Chip Ganassi Racing Ford 1m42.920s 9.235s
22 GTLM J.Krohn, J.M.Edwards, C.Mostert, A.Zanardi BMW Team RLL BMW 1m42.953s 9.268s
23 GTLM A.Farfus, C.De Phillippi, P.Eng, C.Herta BMW Team RLL BMW 1m42.986s 9.301s
24 GTLM O.Gavin, T.Milner, M.Fassler Corvette Racing Chevrolet 1m43.239s 9.554s
25 GTD C.Longo, V.Franzoni, M.Gomes, A.Bertolini Via Italia Racing Ferrari 1m45.257s 11.572s
26 GTD B.Keating, J.Bleekemolen, L.Stolz, F.Fraga Mercedes-AMG Team Riley Motorsports Mercedes 1m45.324s 11.639s
27 GTD M.Farnbacher, T.Hindman, J.Marks, A.Allmendinger Michael Shank Racing with Curb-Agajanian Acura 1m45.396s 11.711s
28 GTD E.Busnelli, F.Babini, T.Proto, G.Altoe Ebimotors Lamborghini 1m45.475s 11.790s
29 GTD R.Ineichen, M.Bortolotti, C.Engelhart, R.Breukers GRT Grasser Racing Team Lamborghini 1m45.816s 12.131s
30 GTD P.D.Lana, P.Lamy, M.Lauda, D.Serra Spirit of Race Ferrari 1m45.852s 12.167s
31 GTD J.Potter, A.Lally, S.Pumpelly, M.Mapelli Magnus Racing Lamborghini 1m45.855s 12.170s
32 GTD S.Hargrove, Z.Robichon, L.Kern, D.Olsen Pfaff Motorsports Porsche 1m45.945s 12.260s
33 GTD B.Sellers, R.Hardwick, C.Lewis, A.Caldarelli Paul Miller Racing Lamborghini 1m46.040s 12.355s
34 GTD P.Lindsey, P.Long, M.Campbell, N.Boulle Park Place Motorsports Porsche 1m46.103s 12.418s
35 GTD K.Legge, A.Beatriz, S.de Silvestro, C.Nielsen Heinricher Racing with Meyer Shank Racing Acura 1m46.116s 12.431s
36 GTD R.Heistand, J.Hawksworth, A.Cindric, N.Cassidy AIM Vasser Sullivan Lexus 1m46.214s 12.529s
37 GTD T.Pappas, M.Seefried, M.Cairoli, D.Werner Black Swan Racing Porsche 1m46.231s 12.546s
38 GTD F.Montecalvo, T.Bell, A.Telitz, J.Segal AIM Vasser Sullivan Lexus 1m46.270s 12.585s
39 GTD D.Morad, C.Mies, R.Feller, D.Vanthoor Montaplast by Land-Motorsport Audi 1m46.309s 12.624s
40 GTD C.MacNeil, T.Vilander, D.Farnbacher, J.Westphal Scuderia Corsa Ferrari 1m46.321s 12.636s
41 GTD J.Haring, K.Bachler, S.Muller, S.Gorig, A.Renauer NGT Motorsport Porsche 1m46.669s 12.984s
42 GTD P.Chase, R.Dalziel, E.P.Companc, C.Haase Starworks Motorsport Audi 1m46.710s 13.025s
43 GTD A.Davis, A.Riberas, W.Hardeman, M.Winkelhock Moorespeed Audi 1m46.781s 13.096s
44 GTD F.Vervisch, K.van der Linde, I.James, R.De Angelis WRT Speedstar Audi Sport Audi 1m47.368s 13.683s
45 GTD M.Buhk, F.Schiller, D.Baumann, J.Perez P1 Motorsports Mercedes 1m47.447s 13.762s
46 GTD S.Dunn, L.Lundqvist, M.Pavlovic, D.Yount Precision Performance Motorsports Lamborghini 1m47.809s 14.124s
47 GTD B.Auberlen, R.Foley, D.Machavern, J.Klingmann Turner Motorsport BMW - -


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