Antonio Garcia has qualified third in his No. 3 Corvette C7.R for this weekend’s 12 Hours of Sebring, while American Tommy Milner put the No. 4 Corvette C7.R sister car in fifth position for the start of the endurance classic. Garcia’s best lap time was a 1:56.158, while Milner posted a 1:56.248.
Leading the way in the GTLM class were the two Porsche 911 RSRs of Porsche GT Team North America. Patrik Pilet took pole position in the No. 911 Porsche 911 with a time of 1:55.899, while Laurens Vanthoor was second with a 1:56.042.
Splitting the two Corvette C7.Rs in fourth was the No. 67 Ford GT of Richard Westbrook with a time of 1:56.189.
In the DPi class, the always strong Cadillac DPi-V.Rs struggled a bit. The fastest Cadillac prototype on track was No. 5 Mustang Sampling DPi-V.R of Felipe Albuquerque, which was classified fourth after he posted a lap of 1:46.238. Pipo Derani was close behind with a 1:46.354 in the No. 31 sister car, while Jordan Taylor put the No. 10 Cadillac in sixth with a time of 1:46.530.
Pole was taken by Dane Cameron in the No. 6 Acura DPi, who had a best lap of 1:45.865. The No. 77 Mazda DPi of Tristan Nunez and the No. 7 Acura DPi of Helio Castroneves posted identical laps of 1:46.011, however the Mazda will be classified second and the Acura third, as Nunez was set the time first.
The two JDC Miller Cadillacs will start eighth in ninth in class, while the Juncos Racing Cadillac will line up tenth. The only car starting behind the Juncos Cadillac is the No. 54 CORE Autosport Nissan DPi, which was off the pace of the rest of the grid by a few seconds, with John Bennett turning in a best time of 1:50.029.
The Mobil 1 12 Hours of Sebring will go green on Saturday, March 16th at 10:40 a.m. ET. You can cheer on Cadillac Racing and Corvette Racing by tuning into CNBC, NBCSN and IMSA’s live stream, depending on where you live and what time it is. A full viewing schedule can be found at this link.
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