Mont-Tremblant: Doran-Lista Racing qualifying report

MONT-TREMBLANT, Quebec, May 22 - Saturday afternoon Denmark's Jan Magnussen qualified fourth for Sunday's Six Hours of Circuit Mont-Tremblant Rolex series race at Le Circuit Mont-Tremblant. Behind the wheel of the Doran-Lista DORAN JE4 Lexus ...

MONT-TREMBLANT, Quebec, May 22 - Saturday afternoon Denmark's Jan Magnussen qualified fourth for Sunday's Six Hours of Circuit Mont-Tremblant Rolex series race at Le Circuit Mont-Tremblant.

Behind the wheel of the Doran-Lista DORAN JE4 Lexus #27, Magnussen took only 1:30.395 to complete the 2.65-mile, 15-turn road course on his fastest lap during the 15-minute qualifying session for the Daytona Prototype class. That computes to an average speed of 105.537 mph.

Didier Theys of Scottsdale, Ariz. will share the cockpit of the car, which hails from Doran Enterprises' headquarters in Lebanon, Ohio, with Magnussen for tomorrow's six-hour race. It starts at 11 a.m. and will be broadcast live on SPEED from 11 a.m. until 12:30 p.m. and from 2 p.m. until 5:30 p.m. All times are Eastern.

"I'm a little disappointed; I thought we would qualify better than that," Magnussen said. "The car wasn't bad. It's a long race, and starting in the second row might not be so bad.

"The balance was pretty good.  It's hard to say where they're taking time
from us.  But I still think we have a good car for the race."

The Ganassi CompUSA Riley Lexus of Scott Pruitt and Max Papis won the pole with a 1:28.575 (107.705 mph). The SunTrust Riley Pontiac of Max Angelelli, Emanuel Collard and Wayne Taylor was second and the Red Bull Brumos Fabcar Porsche of David Donohue, Darren Law and Sascha Maassen was third.

Two of the three other DORAN JE4s in the field were eighth (Michael Shank Racing #6) and ninth (Bell Motorsports #54). The fourth one, the G&W Motorsports #81, didn't record a qualifying time due to engine problems.

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Series Grand-Am
Drivers Jan Magnussen , Didier Theys , Max Papis , Wayne Taylor , Sascha Maassen , Darren Law , David Donohue , Max Angelelli , Michael Shank