Laguna Seca: Johnny Mowlem qualifying report

MOWLEM PLACES CORSA ZYTEK THIRD IN LMP1 LAGUNA SECA ALMS QUALIFYING SALINAS, CA (October 17, 2008) - In his first-ever attempt to qualify a prototype, Johnny Mowlem wheeled the Corsa Motorsports Zytek 07S to third in class for the start of the...

MOWLEM PLACES CORSA ZYTEK THIRD IN LMP1 LAGUNA SECA ALMS QUALIFYING

SALINAS, CA (October 17, 2008) - In his first-ever attempt to qualify a prototype, Johnny Mowlem wheeled the Corsa Motorsports Zytek 07S to third in class for the start of the Monterey Sports Car Championships at Laguna Seca Friday afternoon. Mowlem turned in a time of 1:12.819 on his seventh lap.

The 20-minute qualifying session was red flagged with eight minutes remaining in the session, at which time Mowlem pulled the No. 48 into its pit box. The session recommenced four minutes later, and Mowlem's posted time held for third and 12th overall.

"The team told me I needed to get into the 12's so I'm pleased I managed to give them that!" said Mowlem, "Having said that, I'm never happy, because I lost 5 tenths on that lap with traffic through turn 9, which would have put us even closer to the works Audi's."

The Nos. 1 and 2 Audis hold the first and second positions in class, with the LMP1 pole time posted by Emanuele Pirro was a 1:11.264.

The Corsa Motorsports Zytek showed increased pace in qualifying compared to Road Atlanta to get itself completely into the fight for the podium for Saturday's race.

-credit: johnnymowlem.com.

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Series ALMS
Drivers Johnny Mowlem , Emanuele Pirro