Garg takes second consecutive VP Problem pole at Sebring
Bijoy Garg is two-for-two in IMSA VP Racing SportsCar Problem qualifying.
After claiming the pole place for the sequence debut in January at Daytona, Garg made probably the most of Saturday afternoon’s abbreviated qualifying session at Sebring Worldwide Raceway, placing the No. 3 Jr III Racing Ligier JS P320 on the head of a spectacular 30-car discipline for each of Sunday’s 45-minute races.
Garg’s finest lap was 1m56.854s (115.221mph) to say the pole for race one Sunday morning and his second-fastest lap of 1m57.099s (114.980mph) was fast sufficient to place him on pole for race two Sunday afternoon. The LMP3 discipline had a considerably lowered qualifying session as a consequence of a crimson flag halfway by way of when the No. 54 MLT Motorsports Ligier of Adrian Kunzle stopped on the right track in Flip 10.
“Undoubtedly a extremely good lap and a extremely good automotive by the group,” Garg stated. “Jr III Racing did a implausible job simply getting this automotive prepared and making certain that we’re within the place to get pole. It was a little bit of a annoying qualy, clearly, with two timed laps, principally, at pace. Simply laborious to get in a rhythm, however glad we may nonetheless get it.”
Becoming a member of Garg on the entrance row for each races might be Dan Goldburg within the No. 73 JDC MotorSports Duqueine D08 with an total finest qualifying lap of 1m57.415s (114.671mph). Goldburg heads into Sunday’s races because the LMP3 class factors leaders after sweeping each races of the season-opening doubleheader at Daytona.
Goldburg is 60 factors forward of Brian Thienes, who certified fifth within the No. 77 Forte Racing Powered by USRT Ligier, and 140 factors in entrance of Garg. Canadian racer Antonio Serravalle certified third within the No. 18 Muehlner Motorsports America Duqueine at 1m58.351s (113.764mph) forward of Courtney Crone within the No. 99 Forty7 Motorsports Duqueine at 1m59.014s (113.130mph).
Within the GSX class, Gregory Liefooghe positioned the No. 43 Stephen Cameron Racing BMW M4 GT4 on the category pole place for each races with a finest lap of 2m10.285s (103.343mph) and a second-best lap of 2m10.325s (103.311mph) within the 15-minute qualifying session. Liefooghe was quick all through Saturday, main each apply classes previous to qualifying as properly.
“We had been method off in Daytona,” Liefooghe stated. “We’ve accomplished slightly little bit of testing since then, and it appears we had been beginning to be within the window of that automotive. Steve Cameron’s at all times tuning on the automotive and giving us the perfect automotive doable, and Sebring is certainly one of my favourite tracks, so it appears to have all clicked collectively.”
Becoming a member of Liefooghe on the GSX entrance row might be Luca Mars, who celebrated his seventeenth birthday earlier this week. Mars posted a finest lap of 2m11.001s (102.778mph) within the No. 59 KOHR MOTORSPORTS Ford Mustang GT4. Francis Selldorff rounded out the highest three in GSX with a finest lap of 2m11.103 (102.698mph) within the No. 95 Turner Motorsport BMW M4 GT4.
After taking victories in each races at Daytona, GSX factors chief Billy Griffin certified 18th in school on Saturday within the No. 14 KOHR MOTORSPORTS Mustang GT4.
Sunday’s doubleheader kicks off with race one taking the inexperienced flag at 8 a.m ET. The second 45-minute race of the day goes inexperienced at 1:30 p.m. ET. Reside Timing & Scoring information from each races is out there on IMSA.com.