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Sebring Preview: Corvettes Capture GT1 Pole

by Keith Cornett on March 16, 2007

C6.R driver Jan Magnussen in the #3 Corvette captured his third career Series pole position and his first with Corvette Racing in GT1. Magnussen turned in a lap of 1:57.061 to best teammate Oliver Gavin by 0.419 seconds. It is Magnussen’s first pole since Mazda Raceway Laguna Seca in 2003 in the GTS class (now GT1) in a Ferrari 550. He also sat on the overall pole for Panoz Motor Sports at Mosport in 1999. Both times he wound up winning the race. “Everything went well,” said Magnussen, who will share the No. 3 entry with Ron Fellows and Johnny O’Connell. “We had two timed laps and the first was my fastest. The tires went away a little on the second lap and we came in. We weren’t going to improve. Our plan was to do three laps.” Corvette has won at Sebring four times in the last five seasons, the only loss coming in 2005 to Aston Martin. Team Modena’s DBR9 qualified third at 1:58.241 with Antonio Garcia behind the wheel.
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