Corvette's Oliver Gavin edges AF Corse Ferrari for GTLM pole at Daytona

Corvette Racing is ready to retake their crown.

Daytona Beach, FL - The No. 4 Corvette Racing entry has claimed pole honors in GTLM, courtesy of Oliver Gavin. The British sports car ace clipped AF Corse and Gianmaria Bruni by three tenths of a second to put the C7.R on point for the start of this 24 hour endurance race. This surprisingly marks Gavin's first ever TUDOR class pole.

Aston Martin filed in behind these two titans of endurance racing with Pedro Lamy getting the No. 98 up in third. The No. 24 Team RLL BMW Z4 will line up alongside. The 1:43.488 eclipsed the 2014 pole time by a full second.

"We didn' think we had the pace for pole after Roar but we had an absolutely perfect qualifying session," said Gavin. "Everything just fell into place. I got a toe from Jan (Magnussen) and without it, we wouldn't have been on pole. It was a good bit of teamwork."

Top 10

1.) No. 4 Corvette Racing Corvette C7.R

2.) No. 51 AF Corse Ferrari 458 Italia

3.) No. 98 AMR Aston Martin V12 Vantage

4.) No. 24 Team RLL BMW Z4

5.) No. 3 Corvette Racing Corvette C7.R

6.) No. 62 Risi Competizione Ferrari 458 Italia

7.) No. 25 Team RLL BMW Z4

8.) No. 911 Porsche North America Porsche 911 RSR

9.) No. 17 Team Falken Tire Porsche 991 RSR

10.) No. 911 Porsche North America Porsche 911 RSR

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About this article
Series IMSA
Event Daytona 24
Track Daytona International Speedway
Drivers Gianmaria Bruni , Pedro Lamy , Oliver Gavin
Article type Qualifying report
Tags af corse, corvette racing, ferrari 458