Cameron puts Penske Acura on pole for Sebring

Dane Cameron
Dane Cameron

Dane Cameron gave Acura Team Penske pole position for the Mobil 1 Twelve Hours of Sebring Friday.

He posted a best time of 1:45.865 driving the No. 6 Acura ARX-05 that he shares with Juan Pablo Montoya and Simon Pagenaud.

Tristan Nunez placed second in the No. 77 Mazda RT24-P which he co-drives with Oliver Jarvis and Timo Bernhard.

Helio Castroneves set exactly the same lap time as Nunez, both 0.146 seconds slower than Cameron, but had to settle for third having logged his time later in the session than the Mazda Team Joest driver.

Action Express Racing’s two Cadillac DPi-V.Rs qualified fourth and fifth, with Filipe Albuquerque’s Mustang Sampling Racing-entered car ahead of the Whelen Engineering-backed car of Pipo Derani.

Matt McMurry narrowly won pole in LMP2 late in the session, going just 0.011 seconds quicker than Kyle Masson.

Porsche leads GTLM field

#911 Porsche
#911 Porsche

Porsche swept the front row in GT Le Mans with Patrick Pilet setting the fastest time of the session, a 1:55.899, in his No. 911 car to go 0.143 seconds quicker than teammate Laurens Vanthoor in the sister #912 911 RSR.

Antonio Garcia qualified third for Corvette Racing, ahead of Richard Westbrook for Ford Chip Ganassi Racing.

The best-placed BMW M8 GTE was Jesse Krohn’s No. 24 car in sixth.

Hindman Puts Meyer Shank on GTD Pole

Trent Hindman secured his first IMSA WeatherTech SportsCar Championship pole, taking GT Daytona class honors for Meyer Shank Racing.

He posted a best time of 1:59.917 in the No. 86 Acura NSX GT3 he shares with Mario Farnbacher and Justin Marks.

The Mobil 1 Twelve Hours of Sebring gets underway at 10:40 a.m. EDT on Saturday.

Lineup

Pos Pic No. Class Drivers* Car Time Behind Gap/Mph
1 1 6 DPi D. Cameron/J. Montoya/S. Pagenaud Acura DPi 1:45.865 +0.000 +0.000 125.837
2 2 77 DPi O. Jarvis/T. Nunez/T. Bernhard Mazda DPi 1:46.011 +0.146 +0.146 125.663
3 3 7 DPi R. Taylor/H. Castroneves/A. Rossi Acura DPi 1:46.011 +0.146 +0.000 125.663
4 4 5 DPi J. Barbosa/B. Hartley/F. Albuquerque Cadillac DPi 1:46.238 +0.373 +0.227 125.395
5 5 31 DPi F. Nasr/E. Curran/P. Derani Cadillac DPi 1:46.354 +0.489 +0.116 125.258
6 6 10 DPi R. Van Der Zande/J. Taylor/M. Vaxiviere Cadillac DPi 1:46.530 +0.665 +0.176 125.051
7 7 55 DPi J. Bomarito/H. Tincknell/O. Pla Mazda DPi 1:46.832 +0.967 +0.302 124.698
8 8 84 DPi S. Trummer/S. Simpson/C. Miller Cadillac DPi 1:47.086 +1.221 +0.254 124.402
9 9 85 DPi M. Goikhberg/T. Vautier/J. Piedrahita Cadillac DPi 1:47.275 +1.410 +0.189 124.183
10 10 50 DPi W. Owen/R. Binder/A. Canapino Cadillac DPi 1:47.478 +1.613 +0.203 123.948
11 1 52 LMP2 M. McMurry/G. Aubry/A. Fjorback ORECA LMP2 1:49.728 +3.863 +2.250 121.407
12 2 38 LMP2 K. Masson/A. Evans/C. Cassels ORECA LMP2 1:49.739 +3.874 +0.011 121.394
13 11 54 DPi J. Bennett/C. Braun/R. Dumas Nissan DPi 1:50.029 +4.164 +0.290 121.074
14 1 911 GTLM P. Pilet/N. Tandy/F. Makowiecki Porsche 911 RSR 1:55.899 +10.034 +5.870 114.942
15 2 912 GTLM E. Bamber/L. Vanthoor/M. Jaminet Porsche 911 RSR 1:56.042 +10.177 +0.143 114.801
16 3 3 GTLM J. Magnussen/A. Garcia/M. Rockenfeller Chevrolet Corvette C7.R 1:56.158 +10.293 +0.116 114.686
17 4 67 GTLM R. Briscoe/R. Westbrook/S. Dixon Ford GT 1:56.189 +10.324 +0.031 114.655
18 5 4 GTLM O. Gavin/T. Milner/M. Fassler Chevrolet Corvette C7.R 1:56.248 +10.383 +0.059 114.597
19 6 24 GTLM J. Krohn/J. Edwards/P. Eng BMW M8 GTE 1:56.486 +10.621 +0.238 114.363
20 7 25 GTLM T. Blomqvist/C. De Phillippi/C. Herta BMW M8 GTE 1:56.486 +10.621 +0.000 114.363
21 8 66 GTLM J. Hand/D. Mueller/S. Bourdais Ford GT 1:56.731 +10.866 +0.245 114.123
22 1 86 GTD M. Farnbacher/T. Hindman/J. Marks Acura NSX GT3 1:59.917 +14.052 +3.186 111.091
23 2 96 GTD B. Auberlen/R. Foley/D. Machavern BMW M6 GT3 2:00.299 +14.434 +0.382 110.738
24 3 9 GTD S. Hargrove/Z. Robichon/L. Kern Porsche 911 GT3 R 2:00.504 +14.639 +0.205 110.550
25 4 11 GTD R. Ineichen/M. Bortolotti/R. Breukers Lamborghini Huracan GT3 2:00.710 +14.845 +0.206 110.361
26 5 47 GTD B. Gdovic/D. Yount/L. Aschenbach Lamborghini Huracan GT3 2:00.775 +14.910 +0.065 110.302
27 6 57 GTD K. Legge/A. Beatriz/C. Nielsen Acura NSX GT3 2:00.809 +14.944 +0.034 110.271
28 7 63 GTD C. MacNeil/T. Vilander/J. Westphal Ferrari 488 GT3 2:00.974 +15.109 +0.165 110.120
29 8 12 GTD F. Montecalvo/T. Bell/A. Telitz Lexus RC F GT3 2:01.100 +15.235 +0.126 110.006
30 9 33 GTD B. Keating/J. Bleekemolen/F. Fraga Mercedes-AMG GT3 2:01.184 +15.319 +0.084 109.929
31 10 29 GTD D. Morad/C. Mies/R. Feller Audi R8 LMS GT3 2:01.189 +15.324 +0.005 109.925

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