Sebring: Farnbacher Loles Racing qualifying report

Farnbacher Loles Racing takes Sebring pole The Farnbacher Loles Racing Team made every test session count leading up to today's qualifying for the American Le Mans Series 12 Hours of Sebring. The qualifying results rewarded the team's efforts as...

Farnbacher Loles Racing takes Sebring pole

The Farnbacher Loles Racing Team made every test session count leading up to today's qualifying for the American Le Mans Series 12 Hours of Sebring. The qualifying results rewarded the team's efforts as Dirk Werner put the #87 Farnbacher Loles Racing Porsche 911 GT3 RSR on the pole for Saturday's 57th running of the legendary endurance race.

Werner turned a fast lap of 2:03.051 on his second lap, holding the top position through the rest of the 25-minute session. His time was .382 quicker than the second place qualifier. Werner was thrilled but a bit surprised by his pole. "Obviously, qualifying went well and I'm really happy with the pole. But I didn't think my time would be good enough. The track felt pretty slippery and the team asked me at one point if everything was okay. It wasn't until I came into the pits that they told me I had the fastest time. But I really didn't have to push hard. The car felt that good."

Werner continued, "This is our first race supported by Porsche Motorsport so I think it shows the capabilities of the team and why we have that support. The team has done such a great job with the set-up, I feel really good for the race."

Team principal Gregory Loles was elated to start the season on pole. "These guys have worked hard all week, sweating the details and getting the new RSR just right. And Dirk really knows how to get the most from the car. This is Porsche's first pole here since 2004 and we're glad we could part of it. But we also have to thank the folks that supported us getting here: Porsche Motorsport, Michelin, Oakley Design, Rembrandt Charms and GoPro Cameras. This is a long race, but we'll do our best to bring home the win."

-credit: flr

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Series ALMS
Drivers Dirk Werner