BOWMANVILLE, Ontario, Canada (July 11, 2015) – Corvette Racing’s Jan Magnussen was fifth in GTLM qualifying for the Mobil 1 SportsCar Grand Prix with a lap of 1:15.325 (117.523 mph) in the No. 3 Chevrolet Corvette C7.R he shares with Antonio Garcia. The duo is seeking to repeat as GTLM winners while Corvette Racing is going for its 12th victory at the circuit since 2001. That makes CTMP the team’s most successful track.
Oliver Gavin qualified seventh with a 1:15.463 (117.308 mph) Gavin in the No. 4 Corvette C7.R that he drives with Tommy Milner. They won in Canada two years ago in the final race here for the Corvette C6.R.
For Sunday’s race, the No. 4 Corvette will cede its grid position to start on four new Michelin tires. The race features two faster Prototype classes and the GTLM category. Per TUDOR United SportsCar Championship rules, cars that change more than one tire must start from the back of the class grid.
The Mobil 1 SportsCar Grand Prix presented by Hawk Performance is set for 12:05 p.m. ET on Sunday with live TV coverage at noon ET on FOX Sports 1. Flag-to-flag radio coverage also will be available via IMSA Radio.
JAN MAGNUSSEN, NO. 3 CHEVROLET CORVETTE C7.R – QUALIFIED FIFTH:
“The track was in really poor condition compared to what we had this morning. For sure the Continental Tire series race put down a lot of rubber, and it got warmer which makes it just slippery and unresponsive. It’s a little bit frustrating, to be honest. We lost a second from this morning. This is not what we had hoped for. I think we have a better Corvette C7.R than this. Hopefully it will show in the race.”
OLIVER GAVIN, NO. 4 CHEVROLET CORVETTE C7.R – QUALIFIED SEVENTH:
“We maybe just missed it with the pressures in the tire. They were only just there on the last couple of laps. It’s something we need to go back to look at and see how we got there. It’s very close and tight. It should be a good fight in the race. Our cars have had a huge amount of success here. We’re hoping for more of that tomorrow.”
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