Mosport: Porsche Motorsport qualifying report

Jorg Bergmeister puts the ...

Jorg Bergmeister puts the #24 Alex Job Racing/McKenna Porsche on the GT Class Pole for the Toronto Grand Prix of Mosport by twelve-thousandths of a second -- Porsche's take top three qualifying positions.

Bowmanville, ON., Canada -- August 16 -- For the 15th straight time, dating back to the beginning of the 2002 American Le Mans Series season, a Porsche 911 GT3 RS will be starting from the GT class pole. Jorg Bergmeister ran the fastest GT lap in the first m inutes of the 20-minute qualifying session -- with a lap of 1:19.437. Lucas Luhr, his teammate in the #23 Alex Job Racing Porsche GT3 RS came closest to it, just twelve-thousands of a second slower. Marc Lieb in the # 43 Orbit Racing Porsche 911 GT3 RS was third fastest, with a time of 1:20.053 seconds around this 2.459 mile circuit.

"It's amazing that I got that fast lap, first lap out. I'm really pleased that we had a battle. It's always good fun to be so close and to have such competition, and it makes it even better that it's our team car," said Bergmeister.

Starting just behind the trio of Porsches are a pair of 360 Modena Ferraris. The #32 Ferri Competizione Ferrari and the #35 Risi Competizione, are in the fourth and fifth starting spot, respectively.

"This is a good day at Mosport," said team owner Alex Job. "We finished one-two with the 24 car taking the pole. The Ferrari's are getting much closer and it's going to make for a good race tomorrow."

The # 60 PK Sport Porsche 911 GT3 RS of P.K. Sports driven by Robin Liddell qualified sixth and the #79 J3 Racing Porsche 911 GT3 RS driven by David Murry qualified in the seventh starting spot.

The J3 Motorsports Porsche 911 GT3 RS was just reinstated to its original podium finish from the Le Grand Prix de Trois-Rivieres race two weeks ago. The J-3 Motorsports Porsche was originally disqualified after the post race inspection for not having bumpe r backing support brackets attached to the car. However, the 911 GT3 RS is delivered from the factory sans bracket supports, so it was determined the car was indeed within the class rules.

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Series ALMS
Drivers David Murry , Lucas Luhr , Jörg Bergmeister , Marc Lieb , Alex Job
Teams Alex Job Racing