Alex Job Racing on Pole in GT2 at Infineon Sonoma, California b^0x0013 Alex Job Racing driver Timo Bernhard put the number 23/Hyatt/Alex Job Racing/Porsche 911 GT3 RSR on the pole position in GT2 for tomorrow's running of the American Le Mans ...
Alex Job Racing on Pole in GT2 at Infineon
Sonoma, California b^0x0013 Alex Job Racing driver Timo Bernhard put the number 23/Hyatt/Alex Job Racing/Porsche 911 GT3 RSR on the pole position in GT2 for tomorrow's running of the American Le Mans Series Grand Prix of Sonoma.
In 97-degree heat and track temperatures reaching in excess of 132-degress the young German factory driver needed just one lap to run a 1:34.263 and a speed of 98 mph setting a new track record. "We have been really fast all week," said Bernhard. "The car is really setup nice, so fast times are easy. Sometimes you just hit the right setup off of the truck and we did here. I just did two qualifying laps so we could have the maximum amount of tire for the beginning of the race tomorrow." Bernhard is teamed with fellow factory pilot Romain Dumas.
In the companion AJR entry, Randy Pobst qualified sixth with a time of 1:36.107 to start from the third row on the GT2 grid tomorrow morning. "I gave it all I had. We will be able to race well from there. I have no real issues with the car. It will be hot tomorrow so we will need to run a clean race, steer clear of incidents and maximize every opportunity on the track and in the pits." Ian Baas of Indianapolis, Indiana is teamed with Randy Pobst.
"Timo and Romain have topped the timing sheet nearly every lap this weekend," said Alex Job. "The Petersen guys got real close, but we were able to hold the pole. They will be a factor tomorrow. The 24 car will start sixth; we will have to have a good effort from Randy and Ian to make up some ground. We need to get to grips with what is happening with the 24 car. It was third yesterday and we didn't quite find the same speed today."
The Infineon race will take the green flag at 11:00 a.m. tomorrow morning and will be televised live on CBS starting at 2:00 p.m.