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1 Christian Fittipaldi 31
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Rebellion Lola-Toyota takes pole for Petit LeMans

By wide margin over Muscle Milk car
Friday, October 18, 2013

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Neel Jani gives the America teams a schooling

When the American Le Mans Series presented by Tequila Patron runs its final event in Saturday’s 16th Petit Le Mans Powered By Mazda, Neel Jani will be looking to make more history at Road Atlanta.

Jani captured his fourth career ALMS pole in Friday’s qualifying, turning a lap of 1:09.254 (132.036 mph) in the No. 12 Rebellion Timepieces/Lemo Connectors/Speedy Garage Toyota-powered Lola B12/60 co-driven by Rebellion Racing teammates Nick Heidfeld and Nico Prost. Jani won his first career pole at Road Atlanta in last year’s Petit Le Mans and went on to win, co-driving with Prost and Andrea Belicchi.

“It’s nice to be back racing in America, because we have a fight again with the Muscle Milk team,” said Jani, who captured 2013 poles at Long Beach and Mazda Raceway Laguna Seca before Rebellion Racing took a sabbatical from the ALMS to concentrate on FIA World Endurance Championship competition. “In qualifying, we have been quicker but we have seen the race is just a different game. With the GTCs and the safety cars, the visibility in our car is difficult, but that just means the race is that much closer. Hopefully tomorrow we will be able to turn our quick speed into a win.”

Muscle Milk Pickett Racing, seeking its ninth straight victory in the No. 6 HPD ARX-03c, qualified second with a lap of 1:10.397(129.892 mph) set by Lucas Luhr. Klaus Graf and Luhr have already clinched the P1 championship, and will be joined by Romain Dumas at the finale.

The remaining ALMS class championships will come down to the wire on Saturday, with the contenders starting near the front of their respective classes.
David Brabham won the P2 class pole with a lap of 1:12.668 (125.833 mph) in the in the No. 01 Tequila Patr¢n HPD ARX-03b co-driven by Anthony Lazzaro and Scott Sharp with Extreme Speed Motorsports.

“We cut it very close, and winning the pole gave the team a big lift,” Brabham said. “Level 5 is very strong, we respect that. In race trim, it’s going to be a heck of a race. There is a lot at stake with the championship and I’m just happy to be involved. For me, being at the last ALMS race is very emotional. This championship has been a big part of my life and I’ve had some of my best racing here in the U.S. What I’ll miss most are the people, not just the racing.”

Level 5 Motorsports pilot Ryan Briscoe appeared to have won his ALMS-leading sixth pole in P2 qualifying, running 1:12.490 in the No. 551 Siemens/Alpina Watches/Ohiya Casino Resort Mazda-powered Lola B12/60 co-driven by Scott Tucker and Marino Franchitti. However, Briscoe ran out of fuel late in the session and brought out a red flag, costing him his fastest lap. Briscoe will start second, with his qualifying lap reset to 1:12.792 (125.618 mph).

Tucker enters the finale with a six-point lead over Sharp (149-143), and will need to finish second to capture the title if Sharp wins.

Dane Cameron took his third Prototype Challenge powered by Continental Tire (PC) pole in the last four races, running 1:14.955 (121.993 mph) in the No. 52 Molecule ORECA FLM09 shared by championship leader Mike Guasch and David Cheng and PR1 Mathiasen Motorsports.

RSR Racing driver Bruno Junqueira was second, running 1:15.143 (121.688 mph) in the No. 9 Johnson Controls ORECA FLM09 co-driven by Duncan Ende and Gustavo Menezes, but came up short on a last-minute charge when he slid off and made minor contact with a tire barrier.

“It was very tough qualifying, a lot of back and forth with Bruno,” Cameron said. “We are off to a good start, and we’re really looking forward to getting it done tomorrow to get a team championship and a driver championship for Mike.”

Cameron co-drives with Mike Guasch, who enters the race with an 11-point lead over Chris Cumming (128-117), with Jon Bennett another point back with 116. BAR 1 Motorsports’ Cumming will start fourth in the No. 8 Merchant Services LTD/Evident Capital/MBRP Performance Exhaust ORECA qualified by Kyle Marcelli. Bennett starts third in the No. 05 Composite Resources ORECA qualified by Tom Kimber-Smith for CORE autosport.

The 1,000-mile (394 lap), 10-hour Petit Le Mans will be televised live on FOX Sports 2 beginning at 11 a.m. ET on Saturday, with the green flag set to wave at 11:30 a.m. Coverage throughout the day alternates between FOX Sports 2 and FOX Sports 1, including a live segment from 6:30-8 p.m. on FOX Sports 1. There will also be an encore presentation the following day on FOX Sports 1, beginning at 4 p.m. ET. Live coverage of the entire event will be available on FOX Sports’ new mobile application, FOX Sports Go. Saturday’s schedule opens with a 25-minute warm-up at 9:15 a.m. ET.

Results

Pos Cl No. Drivers Time Speed Diff Make
1 P1 12 Nick Heidfeld/Neel Jani/Nicolas Prost 01:09.3 132.036 0.000 Lola B12/60
2 P1 6 Klaus Graf/Lucas Luhr/Romain Dumas 01:10.4 129.892 1.143 HPD ARX-03c
3 P2 1 Scott Sharp/Anthony Lazzaro/David Brabham 01:12.7 125.833 3.414 HPD ARX-03b
4 P2 551 Scott Tucker/Ryan Briscoe/Marino Franchitti 01:12.8 125.618 3.538 HPD ARX-03b
5 P2 552 Guy Cosmo/Jonny Kane/Peter Dumbrek 01:13.6 124.177 4.383 HPD ARX-03b
6 P2 2 Ed Brown/Johannes van Overbeek/Rob Bell 01:13.9 123.686 4.675 HPD ARX-03b
7 PC 52 Mike Guasch/David Cheng/Dane Cameron 01:15.0 121.993 5.701 ORECA FLM09
8 PC 5 Jonathan Bennett/Tom Kimber-Smith/Mark Wilkins 01:15.2 121.571 5.961 ORECA FLM09
9 PC 8 Kyle Marcelli/Chris Cumming/Stefan Johansson 01:15.4 121.326 6.113 ORECA FLM09
10 PC 25 Sean Rayhall/Oswaldo Negri 01:15.4 121.275 6.145 ORECA FLM09
11 PC 18 Tristan Nunez/Charlie Shears 01:15.6 120.946 6.350 ORECA FLM09
12 PC 7 Tomy Drissi/Rusty Mitchell/James French 01:16.0 120.314 6.747 ORECA FLM09
13 P1 0 Andy Meyrick/Katherine Legge 01:16.2 119.991 6.952 DeltaWing DWC13
14 GT 62 Olivier Beretta/Matteo Malucelli/Robin Liddell 01:18.9 115.951 9.607 Ferrari F458 Italia
15 GT 93 Jonathan Bomarito/Kuno Wittmer/Tommy Kendall 01:18.9 115.911 9.634 SRT Viper GTS-R
16 GT 91 Dominik Farnbacher/Marc Goossens/Ryan Dalziel 01:19.0 115.722 9.763 SRT Viper GTS-R
17 GT 3 Jan Magnussen/Antonio Garcia/Jordan Taylor 01:19.1 115.560 9.874 Chevrolet Corvette C6 ZR1
18 GT 56 Dirk Müller/John Edwards/Bill Auberlen 01:19.2 115.414 9.974 BMW Z4 GTE
19 GT 17 Wolf Henzler/Bryan Sellers/Nick Tandy 01:19.4 115.184 10.132 Porsche 911 GT3 RSR
20 GT 4 Oliver Gavin/Tommy Milner/Richard Westbrook 01:19.4 115.106 10.186 Chevrolet Corvette C6 ZR1
21 GT 6 Patrick Long/Colin Braun/Michael Christensen 01:19.9 114.376 10.693 Porsche 911 GT3 RSR
22 GT 55 Uwe Alzen/Maxime Martin/Jörg Müller 01:20.0 114.366 10.700 BMW Z4 GTE
23 GT 48 Bryce Miller/Marco Holzer/Emmanuel Collard 01:20.5 113.594 11.243 Porsche 911 GT3 RSR
24 GT 23 Bill Sweedler/Leh Keen/Johnny Mowlem 01:20.5 113.582 11.252 Ferrari F458 Italia
25 GTC 45 Nelson Canache, Jr./Spencer Pumpelly/Madison Snow 01:24.1 108.704 14.864 Porsche 911 GT3 Cup
26 GTC 22 Cooper MacNeil/Jeroen Bleekemolen/Sebastiaan Bleekemolen 01:24.4 108.299 15.179 Porsche 911 GT3 Cup
27 GTC 27 Patrick Dempsey/Andy Lally/Joe Foster 01:24.5 108.239 15.226 Porsche 911 GT3 Cup
28 GTC 11 Mike Hedlund/Jan Heylen/Jon Fogarty 01:24.9 107.674 15.669 Porsche 911 GT3 Cup
29 GTC 66 Ben Keating/Damien Faulkner/Craig Stanton 01:24.9 107.670 15.672 Porsche 911 GT3 Cup
30 GTC 31 Nicolas Armindo/Christina Nielsen/Angel Benitez, Jr. 01:25.2 107.277 15.983 Porsche 911 GT3 Cup
31 GTC 10 Charlie Putman/Charles Espenlaub/Darren Law 01:25.4 107.113 16.114 Porsche 911 GT3 Cup
32 GTC 44 Seth Neiman/Dion von Moltke/Brett Sandberg 01:28.0 103.863 18.785 Porsche 911 GT3 Cup
33 P1 16 Chris Dyson/Tony Burgess/Chris McMurry 01:15.0 121.956 5.724 Lola B12/60
34 PC 9 Bruno Junqueira/Duncan Ende/Gustavo Menezes 01:15.1 121.688 5.889 ORECA FLM09

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