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Cassidy Claims 4H Sepang Pole with Late Flyer

Cassidy’s qualifying lap puts Eurasia Motorsport on pole for Asian Le Mans Series night race…

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Nick Cassidy claimed pole position for the Asian Le Mans Series night race at Sepang in the No. 1 Eurasia Motorsport Racing New Zealand Ligier JS P217 Gibson.

Cassidy set a 1:53.094 lap time late in the session to bump Shaun Thong’s previous LMP2 class benchmark in the No. 96 K2 Uchino Racing Oreca 07 Gibson by 0.4 seconds.

Roman Rusinov’s early 1:53.701 effort in the G Drive Racing By Algarve Aurus-badged Oreca 07 Gibson was good enough for third.

Title rivals, the No. 36 Eurasia Motorsport Australia-bannered entry is behind the Russian G-Drive squad in fifth, while fourth was the No. 34 Inter Europol Ligier.

Anthony Lazzaro in the No. 25 Ligier JS P2 Nissan edged out the sister Rick Ware Racing No. 52 entry of Cody Ware for the LMP2 Am pole.

The No. 13 Inter Europol Ligier JS P3 Nissan will lead off the LMP3 field courtesy of Nigel Moore’s class pole position.

Car Guy secured pole in the GT class after Come Ledogar punched in a 2:04.141 lap in the No. 7 Ferrari 488 GT3.

Ferraris locked out the top three positions in class as Alessandro Pier Guidi took second in the No. 51 Spirit of Race machine and Davide Rigon put HubAuto Corsa third.

The start of the session was initially delayed due to an oil spillage, while an off-track moment for Danial Frost in the No. 33 Inter Europol Endurance entry brought out a brief red flag period.

The Asian Le Mans Series 4H of Sepang will get underway at 5 p.m. local time and run into the night finishing at 9 p.m. local time.

Slade Perrins is an Australian-based junior reporter for Sportscar365. Perrins won the 2019 Virgin Australia Supercars 'Young Gun Award' for journalism for his work with speedcafe.com.

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