Thursday’s qualifying at Daytona was a tense affair, with the top spot being snatched in the prototype and GTLM classes by the smallest of margins, in the closing stages of the session. Martin has sent a batch of interesting shots and we have combined elements of the official Porsche press release to give the report a much-needed Stuttgart flavour.
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Both 911 RSRs lock out second grid row
The two Porsche 911 RSR works cars have both secured good starting positions for the Daytona 24-hour race as they will start the race from the second row of the grid.
In the qualifying session, Laurens Vanthoor in the #912 car clocked the third quickest time in the GTLM class, a mere 14-hundredths of a second off the pole-setting time. Patrick Pilet posted the fourth quickest time in the #911 Porsche 911 RSR. The first qualifying of the season highlights just how fierce the competition is in the 2018 GTLM class, with the top eight cars qualifying within eight-tenths of a second.
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