Daytona 24: TruSpeed Motorsports Friday report

TruSpeed Motorsports Qualifies 10th for Rolex 24 at Daytona DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. (January 26, 2007) - Rolex 24 at Daytona qualifying sessions have concluded at Daytona International Speedway. Timo Bernhard drove the No. 47 Querencia Golf Club,...

TruSpeed Motorsports Qualifies 10th for Rolex 24 at Daytona

DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. (January 26, 2007) - Rolex 24 at Daytona qualifying sessions have concluded at Daytona International Speedway. Timo Bernhard drove the No. 47 Querencia Golf Club, Los Cabos/ TruSpeed Motorcars/ Wright Motorsports Porsche Riley to the tenth position. The No. 47 team will start ninth when the sixth-quickest car incurred a post-qualifying penalty for ride height and their time was disallowed.

Bernhard took a cautious approach to qualifying when the session was black flagged to clear debris caused by a crash just as the first round got underway.

"When we went out for qualifying, we were the fourth car in line -- we were all around the quick cars, the good cars," said Timo Bernhard. "Everybody looked for a little gap to get their three or four laps in. When I saw that they were trying to race each other, I was kind of surprised. The car right in front of me, the No. 60 spun out -- we were nearly next to each other. When he hit the tire wall and brought out the black flag, I immediately called the team on the radio and told them I wasn't going to get back in line because this is a gamble -- these guys are racing. I went back into the pits and let everybody go and waited for a clear spot -- I nearly had it until the last corner when I got held up."

The No. 47 Querencia Golf Club, Los Cabos/ TruSpeed Motorcars/ Wright Motorsports Porsche Riley team elected to sit out the morning practice session on Friday due to a scheduled engine change. The No. 47 team will be back on track for the final 45 minute practice session scheduled for Friday afternoon.

-credit: truspeed motorsports

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Series Grand-Am
Drivers Timo Bernhard
Teams Wright Motorsports