World News – CA – Almost all IMSA classes broke official records in qualifying for Petit Le Mans

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Today marks the start of the annual MOTUL Petit Le Mans at Road Atlanta, but before we get into the race itself, we have to watch yesterday’s wild qualifying session, where three of the four IMSA classes competing in the race broke an official record

We’ll start with the big dogs of the DPi cars, the highest level of machinery available in IMSA Mazda established the first provisional pole with driver Harry Tincknell becoming the first driver to run under 69 seconds per lap, but his time was quickly eclipsed by Team Penske’s two Acuras, who spent much of qualifying shaving fractions of a second over the other time

Ultimately, with Dane Cameron at the wheel, the No 6 set a 1m 8 flight of 412s This sets a new record for DPi machines

The LMP2 class, which follows DPi, did not set new records this year, but Patrick Kelly of PR1 Mathiasen Motorsports set the best time in the class No record, but he can rest easy knowing he was a full 15 seconds per lap ahead of his closest competitor

GTLM saw a new record, a 1m 15Tour of 163s that set a qualifying record for the class on the track As we expected this year, the Corvettes were quick right out of the gate, so c ‘was the No 3 piloted by Antonio Garcia who finally found them at the top of the class

Corvettes aren’t the only cars to break the lap record Conor De Phillippi’s No. 25 BMW M8 also broke the previous record, but with the faster Corvette he wouldn’t take the honors

It was a similar story in the GTD class, Shinya Michimi won pole position in the No 86 Meyer Shank Racing Acura NSX GT3 This is Michimi’s very first pole position and it gives the leading team the championship a boost on the competition with a much better starting position His 1m 19291 laps is a new class record

You can find the full list of qualifying times and starting position here. Coverage of Petit Le Mans starts at 12:30 p.m. ET on NBCSN

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World news – CA – Almost every IMSA class has beaten official records During the qualifications of the Petit Le Mans


SOURCE: https://www.w24news.com

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