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Porsche Sweeps GTLM Front Row

Patrick Pilet leads Porsche 1-2 in GT Le Mans qualifying at Sebring…

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Porsche has swept the front row in GT Le Mans for the Mobil 1 Twelve Hours of Sebring, going 1-2 in qualifying on Friday morning.

Patrick Pilet set 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 911 RSR.

Pilet, along with co-drivers Nick Tandy and Fred Makowiecki, come to Sebring as defending GTLM class winners.

Vanthoor will line up alongside him at the start of Saturday’s race before handing his No. 912 Porsche over to Matthieu Jaminet and Earl Bamber.

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, meanwhile.

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.

Robby Foley qualified second in the Turner Motorsport BMW M6 GT3 ahead of Zacharie Robichon in the Pfaff Motorsports Porsche 911 GT3 R.

Grasser Racing Team made it back out on track having made a quick repair to its Lamborghini Huracan GT3 Evo following a heavy crash in Practice 4, with Rolf Ineichen qualifying fourth in class.

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

RESULTS: Qualifying

Jake Kilshaw is a UK-based journalist. He is a graduate of Politics and International Relations.

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