Corvette Racing’s Jan Magnussen beat Ford Chip Ganassi’s Joey Hand to by 0.092 seconds to take GTLM pole at Long Beach today.
Magnussen’s best time was a 1:16.609, which put him well clear of the No. 4 Corvette C7.R sister car of Tommy Milner, who turned in a best lap of 1:17.115. Behind the No. 66 Ford GT of Hand in third was the No. 62 Ferrari 488 GTE of Toni Vilander with a fastest lap of 1:17.043.
Laurens Vanthoor was fourth in the No. 912 Porshe 911 RSR with a 1:17.056, while BMW M6 GTLM driver Bill Auberlen completed with top five with a very close 1:17.072.The No. 67 Ford GT of Richard Westbrook will start last on the grid after the British driver ran wide and clipped wall, ripping the rear wing off of the car and red flagging the session.
The IMSA Weather Tech Sportscar Challenge Bubba Burger Grand Prix will start at 3:40 P.m. ET on Saturday.