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IMSA Point Standings
After Austin
Prototype Drivers
Pos Drivers Total
1 Jordan Taylor 226
1 Ricky Taylor 226
2 Christian Fittipaldi 207
2 Joao Barbosa 207
3 Misha Goikhberg 200
3 Stephen Simpson 200
4 Dane Cameron 199
4 Eric Curran 199
5 Ryan Dalziel 183
5 Scott Sharp 183
6 Tristan Nunez 181
6 Jonathan Bomarito 181
7 Tom Long 168
7 Joel Miller 168
8 Johannes Van Overbeek 162
9 Renger Van Der Zande 148
9 Marc Goossens 148
10 Ed Brown 117

PC
1 Patricio O'ward 216
1 James French 216
2 Don Yount 182
3 Buddy Rice 120
4 Kyle Masson 108
5 Gustavo Yacaman 89
6 Nicholas Boulle 68
7 Garett Grist 62
8 Ryan Lewis 62
9 Sean Rayhall 60
10 Daniel Burkett 60

GTLM
1 Jan Magnussen 182
1 Antonio Garcia 182
2 Alexander Sims 179
2 Bill Auberlen 179
3 Joey Hand 172
3 Dirk Mueller 172
4 Richard Westbrook 169
4 Ryan Briscoe 169
5 Dirk Werner 159
5 Patrick Pilet 159
6 Oliver Gavin 151
6 Tommy Milner 151
7 John Edwards 151
7 Martin Tomczyk 151
8 Laurens Vanthoor 151
9 Giancarlo Fisichella 104
9 Toni Vilander 104
10 Kevin Estre 78

GTD
1 Christina Nielsen 203
1 Alessandro Balzan 203
2 Jeroen Bleekemolen 195
2 Ben Keating 195
3 Andy Lally 179
3 Katherine Legge 179
4 Jens Klingmann 168
5 Lawson Aschenbach 166
5 Andrew Davis 166
6 Madison Snow 165
6 Bryan Sellers 165
7 Daniel Morad 162
8 Oswaldo Negri Jr. 152
8 Jeff Segal 152
9 Patrick Lindsey 150
10 Cooper Macneil 147

Prototype Teams
Rank Teams Total
1 #10 Konica Minolta Cadillac 226
2 #5 Mustang Sampling Racing 207
3 #85 Jdc-Miller Motorsports 200
4 #31 Whelen Engineering 199
5 #2 Tequila Patron Esm 183

PC
1 #38 Performance Tech 216
2 #26 Bar1 Motorsports 185
3 #20 Bar1 Motorsports 182
4 #8 Starworks Motorsports 58
5 #88 Starworks Motorsport 28

GTLM
1 #3 Corvette Racing 182
2 #25 BMW Team Rll 179
3 #66 Ford Chip Ganassi 172
4 #67 Ford Chip Ganassi 169
5 #911 Porsche Gt Team 159
6 #4 Corvette Racing 151
7 #24 BMW Team Rll 151
8 #912 Porsche Gt Team 151
9 #62 Risi Competizione 104
10 #68 Ford Chip Ganassi Uk 50

GTD
1 #63 Scuderia Corsa 203
2 #33 Riley Motorsports - AMG 195
3 #93 M. Shank W/ Curb-Aga 179
4 #96 Turner Motorsport 168
5 #57 Stevenson Motorsports 166
Bruni Gives Porsche 450th Major North American Pole

Sports Car Pole at Lime Rock
Friday, July 21, 2017

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Gimmi Bruni
Gimmi Bruni
LAKEVILLE, Conn. –
Italian racer Gianmaria “Gimmi” Bruni spent quite a few years battling against Porsches in top-level sports car racing around the world while driving for another manufacturer, but it hasn’t taken him long to get used to his new job as a Porsche works driver.

In qualifying for Saturday’s IMSA WeatherTech SportsCar Championship Northeast Grand Prix at Lime Rock Park, Bruni gave Porsche its 450th pole position in major North American sports car competition, extending the German manufacturer’s lead to 100 over Chevrolet, its next closest competitor.

Bruni turned a best lap of 50.404 seconds (105.277 mph) in the No. 912 Porsche 911 RSR to take the top starting spot for Saturday’s two-hour and 40-minute race, which starts at 3 p.m. ET and will be televised live on FS2 and streaming on FOX Sports GO. The race also will be broadcast on IMSA Radio – available on IMSA.com along with live timing & scoring data and in-car cameras, as well as on RadioLeMans.com and on SiriusXM Radio.

It was the second consecutive pole for the Porsche GT Team, as Dirk Werner qualified the No. 911 Porsche on the GT Le Mans (GTLM) class pole two weeks ago at Canadian Tire Motorsport Park. Bruni, a former Ferrari factory driver, joined the team prior to the Sahlen’s Six Hours of The Glen earlier this month and is heading into his third race as co-driver with Laurens Vanthoor in the No. 912.

“It’s funny, when I first met all the (Porsche) drivers, we were rivals before,” Bruni said. “The first approach – also from my side – was very low, because before we were door-to-door and bumper-to-bumper. They were looking at me before this like an enemy, but I found very good, nice guys, especially an experienced guy like Patrick (Pilet) and Dirk (Werner), a very nice guy.

“I’m very happy to actually learn from them because they have much more experience on this car, even if now the engine is a bit different from where it was. They are professional, we are professional and I think they accept me in the motorsport family very well. I was a bit scared, but now I’m happy.”

Richard Westbrook qualified second in the No. 67 Ford Chip Ganassi Racing Ford GT with a best lap of 50.540 sec. (104.994 mph). His co-driver is Australia native Ryan Briscoe, who now makes his home in nearby Farmington, Connecticut.

Werner qualified third in the No. 911 Porsche he shares with Pilet, turning a best lap of 50.606 sec. (104.857 mph). The entire GTLM field was covered by just 0.535 seconds.

Complete results are available at Results.IMSA.com.

Lamborghini Becomes First Repeat TOTAL Pole Award Winner In WeatherTech Championship GTD Class

Lamborghini became the first manufacturer in the IMSA WeatherTech SportsCar Championship GT Daytona (GTD) class to repeat as a TOTAL Pole Award winner this season in qualifying Friday for the Northeast Grand Prix at Lime Rock Park.

Madison Snow drove the No. 48 Paul Miller Racing Lamborghini Huracan GT3 to the top spot, lapping the 1.474-mile bullring in 52.508 seconds (101.058 mph). It was the second career TOTAL Pole Award for Snow, and the second for Paul Miller Racing this season with Snow’s co-driver Bryan Sellers earning the TOTAL Pole Award at the BUBBA burger Grand Prix at Long Beach in April.

“We topped Practice 2, but we didn’t know how good everyone else was going to be, or how hard they were pushing,” said Snow. “I had a good lap early in the qualifying session, I was just nervous somebody was going to pull it off in the middle of the session or late in session. I was able to get another quick lap at the end that kept me on the pole. Now hopefully we will be able to pull away and get the win.”

Colin Braun made a rare qualifying appearance in CORE autosport’s No. 54 Porsche 911 GT3 R, qualifying second with a lap of 52.699 seconds (100.692 mph). Third with a lap of 52.836 seconds (100.431 mph) was the No. 28 Alegra Motorsports Porsche 911 GT3 R of Patrick Long, who is making just his second start this season and first for Alegra Motorsports. A late add to the entry list, Long enters the weekend with four class wins at Lime Rock. He will be joined in the race by Daniel Morad.

The No. 15 3GT Racing Lexus RC F GT3 of Jack Hawksworth and No. 96 Turner Motorsport BMW M6 GT3 of Jens Klingmann rounded out the top five. Lexus has been building momentum over the course of its debut season in WeatherTech Championship competition, with the team’s No. 14 entry winning the TOTAL Pole Award one race ago at Canadian Tire Motorsport Park.

Turner Motorsport, meanwhile, has finished fourth or better in the team’s last three races and is in search of its first class win of the season.

Complete results available at Results.IMSA.com

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