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KCMG Leads Qualifying as Pole Shootout Set

KCMG leads qualifying as Top 10 Shootout set for California 8H…

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KCMG has topped qualifying for the California 8 Hours, as the field has been set for this afternoon’s Top 10 Pole Shootout at WeatherTech Raceway Laguna Seca.

Oliver Jarvis, Edoardo Liberati and Alexandre Imperatori combined for a best three-driver average in the No. 18 Nissan GT-R NISMO GT3, outpacing the No. 10 Team WRT Audi R8 LMS Evo by 0.038 seconds.

The No. 27 HubAuto Corsa Ferrari 488 GT3 was third, followed by the best of the BMW M6 GT3s in fourth, from Walkenhorst Motorsport, and the No. 912 Park Place Motorsports Porsche 911 GT3 R completing the top-five.

Mathieu Jaminet, who set the fastest lap of the session at a 1:23.220, helped put the No. 911 Wright Motorsports Porsche sixth, ahead of the No. 999 GruppeM Mercedes-AMG GT3 and No. 42 BMW Team Schnitzer entry.

The sister No. 35 KCMG Nissan and No. 30 Honda Team Motul Acura NSX GT3 completed the top-ten in qualifying.

Among the GT3 entries to miss out on the Pole Shootout include the No. 888 GruppeM Mercedes, both Bentley Continental GT3s — with the No. 107 car not setting times in Q2 and Q3 due to a misfire — as well as the defending race-winning Land Motorsport Audi, which qualified 13th.

GT4 class pole went to the No. 41 PF Racing Ford Mustang GT4 of James Pesek, Jade Buford and Chad McCumbee, while the lone GT Cup entry from ARC Bratislava will start from 16th overall on the grid.

The Pole Shootout is set for 3:40 p.m. PST.

RESULTS: Qualifying (Combined)

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