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Tandy Takes Porsche to GTLM Pole at CTMP

Nick Tandy becomes first repeat GTLM polesitter in TUSC…



Nick Tandy has become the first repeat GT Le Mans polesitter in the TUDOR United SportsCar Championship, after taking his Porsche 911 RSR to the top qualifying spot for tomorrow’s Mobil 1 Sportscar Grand Prix.

The Porsche North America driver reeled off a quick lap of 1:14.829 in the 15-minute session, outpacing the championship-leading No. 25 BMW Team RLL entry of Dirk Werner by 0.028 seconds.

It broke a 17-race streak with different pole winners dating back to the series-opening Rolex 24 at Daytona in 2014, with Tandy having claimed class pole at last year’s Petit Le Mans.

The recently crowned Le Mans overall winner will share driving duties with Patrick Pilet in tomorrow’s two-hour and 40-minute race as the German manufacturer searches for its first class win of the season.

The No. 24 BMW of Lucas Luhr qualified third, ahead of Pierre Kaffer’s Risi Competizione Ferrari F458 Italia and the No. 3 Corvette C7.R of Jan Magnussen, which completed the top-five.

The entire GTLM field was separated by less than eight-tenths of a second.

The Mobil 1 Sportscar Grand Prix at Canadian Tire Motorsport Park takes the green Sunday at 12:05 p.m. ET.

RESULTS: Qualifying

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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