Saturday, July 21, 2012

ALMS Grand Prix of Mosport Qualifying Results

Photo Credit: Porsche Media

The only stop in Canada for the American Le Mans Series, the Canadian Tire Motorsport Park (previously known as Mosport Raceway) is a 2-hour, 45-minute event set on the historic 2.459-mile road course set outside of Toronto. A total 26 cars came north of the United States border for the Mobil 1 Presents the Grand Prix of Mosport. 

In a warm Saturday afternoon qualifying Canadian Tire Motorsport Park, the #6 Muscle Milk Pickett Racing HPD ARX-03a was fastest on track with a 1-minute, 6.486-second lap time. The Pickett Racing car driven by Klaus Graf and Lucas Luhr beat out the Dyson Racing owned Mazda-powered Lola for the top spot for Sunday's main event.

In other classes, the #37 Conquest Racing Morgan was the fastest of two P2 cars present at the Grand Prix of Mosport. The #5 logged in the PC (prototype challenge) class' top time with Colin Braun and Jonathan Bennett set to teamed up for Sunday's race. In a congested GT class, the Corvette Racing squad took the top-2 positions in class. The #3 Chevrolet Corvette C6 ZR1 driven by Jan Magnussen and Antonio Garcia gains the immediate class lead to the green flag Sunday by 3/10th of a second over their #4 team car. Finally, the #34 car driven by Damien Faulkner and Peter LeSaffre was fastest in qualifying within the all-Porsche 911 GT3 Cup car GTC series.

Canadian driver Kyle Marcelli will start 3rd in class and 8th after qualifying. The #8 Merchant Services Racing Prototype Challenge car actually recorded the second-fastest time in class but was assessed penalty by the American Le Mans Series after being ruled the driver blocked another vehicle during the qualifying session. The car was stripped of its fastest time dropping it one position on the starting lineup.

Other Canadian competitors are found in the P1 and GTC class for the Grand Prix of Mosport event Sunday. Co-driving the #20 Lola, Toronto's Tony Burgess will be the highest-starting Canadian in the field for the ALMS race. In GTC, the #11 Porsche 911 GT3 Cup car will fact feature an all-Canadian driving lineup. Grand Am sports car series regular Michael Valiante and Chris Cumming are both natives of Vancouver, British Columbia starting fourth in class at Canadian Tire Motorsport Park.

The American Le Mans Series Grand Prix of Mosport event is set for a noontime start on Sunday.

2012 American Le Mans Series
Grand Prix of Mosport
Qualifying Results

8 car will start in 8th place overall after ALMS penalized team.

Overall Class Rank Class Car # Drivers Car Type
1 1 P1 6 Klaus Graf/Lucas Luhr HPD ARX-03a
2 2 P1 16 Chris Dyson/Guy Smith Lola B12/60
3 3 P1 20 Eric Lux/Tony Burgess Lola B11/66
4 1 P2 37 Martin Plowman/David Heinemeier Hansson Morgan
5 2 P2 55 Christophe Bouchut/Scott Tucker HPD ARX-03b
6 1 PC 5 Colin Braun/Jonathan Bennett Oreca FLM09
7 2PC8Kyle Marcelli/Matt DownsOreca FLM09
8 3 PC 6 Ryan Dalziel/Alex Popow Oreca FLM09
9 4 PC 9 Bruno Junqueira/Tomy Drissi Oreca FLM09
10 5 PC 25 Duncan Ende/Henri Richard Oreca FLM09
11 6 PC 52 Marino Franchitti/Ken Dobson Oreca FLM09
12 1 GT 3 Jan Magnussen/Antonio Garcia Chevrolet Corvette C6 ZR1
13 2 GT 4 Oliver Gavin/Tommy Milner Chevrolet Corvette C6 ZR1
14 3 GT 55 Bill Auberlen/Jörg Müller BMW E92 M3
15 4 GT 1 Johannes van Overbeek/Scott Sharp Ferrari F458 Italia
16 5 GT 45 Jorg Bergmeister/Patrick Long Porsche 911 GT3 RSR
17 6 GT 56 Dirk Mueller/Joey Hand BMW E92 M3
18 7 GT 48 Sascha Maassen/Bryce Miller Porsche 911 GT3 RSR
19 8 GT 17 Wolf Henzler/Bryan Sellers Porsche 911 GT3 RSR
20 9 GT 23 Townsend Bell/Bill Sweedler Lotus Evora
21 10 GT 2 Ed Brown/Guy Cosmo Ferrari F458 Italia
22 11 GT 44 Seth Neiman/Andy Lally Porsche 911 GT3 RSR
23 1 GTC 34 Damien Faulkner/Peter LeSaffre Porsche 911 GT3 Cup
24 2 GTC 66 Spencer Pumpelly/Emilio Di Guida Porsche 911 GT3 Cup
25 3 GTC 22 Leh Keen/Cooper MacNeil Porsche 911 GT3 Cup
26 4 GTC 11 Michael Valiante/Chris Cumming Porsche 911 GT3 Cup

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