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Jarvis Scores Third Pole of Season in Record-Breaking Lap

Oliver Jarvis takes pole for Sahlen’s Six Hours of The Glen with record lap…

Photo: IMSA

Oliver Jarvis has scored his third IMSA WeatherTech SportsCar Championship pole of the season, following a blazing series of laps by the Englishman in qualifying for Sunday’s Sahlen’s Six Hours of The Glen.

The ex-Audi LMP1 ace reeled off a 1:29.639 lap time in the No. 77 Team Joest-entered Mazda RT24-P, improving on his initial 1:29.787 lap that still would have put the Multimatic-built DPi on pole.

Jarvis’ time broke the qualifying lap record by more than 2.5 seconds.

Dane Cameron qualified second in the No. 6 Team Penske Acura ARX-05, ahead of teammate Ricky Taylor in the No. 7 entry in third.

The No. 55 Mazda DPi of Harry Tincknell was fourth, with the best of the Cadillac DPi-V.Rs being Renger van der Zande in fifth, more than 1.1 seconds adrift, in his Wayne Taylor Racing entry.

Cadillacs will start fifth, sixth, seventh, ninth and tenth overall, after a LMP2 car managed to split the DPi contenders.

Gabriel Aubry’s 1:31.735 lap time in the No. 52 PR1/Mathiasen Motorsports Oreca 07 Gibson put the Frenchman an impressive eighth on the overall grid.

Aubry’s time also eclipsed the previous track record, held by Colin Braun from last year.

The Sahlen’s Six Hours of The Glen gets underway Sunday at 10 a.m. ET.

RESULTS: Qualifying

John Dagys is the founder and Editor-in-Chief of Sportscar365 as well as the recently launched e-racing365 Web site for electric racing. Dagys spent eight years as a motorsports correspondent for FOXSports.com/SPEED Channel, and contributes to other publications worldwide. Contact John

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