Jan Magnussen and the #3 Corvette C6.R rocketed to third position during Friday’s qualifying session for the Acura Sports Car Challenge at Mid-Ohio. Magnussen turned a fastest lap of 1:21.454. The GT2 Pole goes to the 1:21.022 (100.328 mph) run by #45 Flying Lizard Porsche and three-time champion Joerg Bergmeister. Oliver Gavin qualified the #4 Corvette C6.R at six position and was half a second off the class leader.
Bergmeister took time to comment on the Corvette’s debut in the GT2 class:
â€œThey might be sandbagging. Weâ€™ll see what they do in the race,â€ Bergmeister said. â€œItâ€™s been impressive so far seeing them close to the top. We have to stay out of the fight with those guys and stay ahead.
We don’t have video of the qualifying session, but thanks to Chris at Corvette Info Center we have a video from Oliver Gavin of a recent GT2 Corvette C6.R shakedown session at Gingerman Raceway.
As said by one of the broadcasters during today’s radio lemans coverage of the qualifying session: “I hear the sound of thunder”.
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