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Heylen Promoted to GTD Pole After Grasser DQ

In-car wifi hotspot found in Grasser Lamborghini promotes Wright Porsche to GTD pole…

Photo: Jake Galstad/IMSA

The No. 16 Wright Motorsports Porsche 911 GT3 R will start from the GT Daytona class pole following a post-qualifying infringement for the No. 19 Grasser Racing Team Lamborghini Huracan GT3 Evo.

Tim Zimmermann had initially qualified the car on pole but will start from the rear of the 13-car class due to a telemetry-related violation.

The car was found to have had a wifi hotspot onboard, which is a violation of IMSA’s GTD telemetry regulations.

It has promoted Jan Heylen to the top starting position in class.

No word has been given if the infringement will affect GRT’s qualifying points, earned by Franck Perera, who set the third quickest time in Q2.

John Dagys is the founder and Editor-in-Chief of Sportscar365. Dagys spent eight years as a motorsports correspondent for and SPEED Channel and has contributed to numerous other motorsports publications worldwide. Contact John

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