Good things come to those who wait.
Following Friday’s Qualifying session for Petit Le Mans at Road Atlanta on Friday afternoon, Oliver Gavin and the No.4 Corvette C7.R was sitting in third behind the pole-setting No. 912 Porsche and the No. 911 Porsche which qualified P2.
But the two Porsches both had issues and will now start from the rear of the grid which means the No.4 Corvette C7.R will move to the pole for Saturday’s 10-hour Petit Le Mans.
Porsche’s troubles started before the qualifying session even ended.
The No. 912 crashed after their pole-setting lap and according to John Dagny’s Sportscar365.com, the car will be starting from the rear of the GTLM grid as the team has to change the car’s chassis.
That would move the No. 911 Porsche to the pole. Except that car failed post-qualifying inspection due to a ride height infringement and will also start at the back of the pack.
That moves the No.4 Corvette C7.R qualified by Oliver Gavin into the pole position.
Ollie tweeted the following this evening:
This is the first pole of the year for the No.4 Corvette C7.R with Oliver Gavin and Tommy Milner. Despite winning the 24 Hours of Le Mans, the team No.4 C7.R could really use some luck this weekend and this was a good start.
The change in lineup also moves up the No.3 Corvette C7.R that will now start P5.
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