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Krohn Leads BMW Team RLL Front Row Sweep in GTLM

Jesse Krohn claims first career IMSA GTLM pole at Canadian Tire Motorsport Park…

Photo: Scott LePage/IMSA

Jesse Krohn and Tom Blomqvist have given BMW Team RLL a front row sweep in GT Le Mans for Sunday’s Mobil 1 Sportscar Grand Prix at Canadian Tire Motorsport Park.

Krohn took his No. 24 BMW M8 GTE to a quick lap of 1:13.086, edging out teammate Blomqvist by a considerable 0.462 seconds in qualifying for the sixth round of the IMSA WeatherTech SportsCar Championship season.

Blomqvist attempted to improve on his 1:13.548 lap although spun in the final corner and was unable to improve on his time.

It marked Krohn’s maiden GTLM top qualifying run and BMW’s first class pole of the season.

The No. 67 Chip Ganassi Racing Ford GT of Ryan Briscoe will start third in class, followed by new class championship leader Patrick Pilet in the No. 911 Porsche 911 RSR.

Pilet’s teammate Laurens Vanthoor completed the top-five in class.

Foley Scores First Career Pole in GTD

Robby Foley scored his first career WeatherTech Championship pole in a closely fought qualifying session in GT Daytona.

Foley reeled off a 1:16.172 in the No. 96 Turner Motorsport BMW M6 GT3 that he will share with BMW veteran Bill Auberlen in tomorrow’s two-hour and 40-minute race.

His time was 0.081 seconds quicker than the No. 33 Riley Motorsports Mercedes-AMG GT3 of Ben Keating, who will roll off second in class.

Trent Hindman qualified third in the points-leading No. 86 Meyer Shank Racing Acura NSX GT3 Evo, despite the car being 20 kg heavier this weekend.

Foley had provisionally claimed his first-ever series pole at Detroit but was disqualified due to unapproved camber settings at the time.

The Mobil 1 Sportscar Grand Prix at Canadian Tire Motorsport Park gets underway Sunday at 1 p.m. EDT with live coverage on NBC.

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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