Wayne Taylor Racing bounce back from Watkins Glen Disappoint with pole at Mosport


After disappointment at Watkins Glen last week, Wayne Taylor Motorsport bounced back by securing pole position for the round at Canadian Tire Motorsport Park.

The #10 Cadillac lead the session from start to finish with Ricky Taylor setting the fastest lap with a time of 1 minute, 8.459 seconds.

The outlook for tomorrow’s race was made better for the team as their closest champion rivals the #5 Mustang Sampling Cadillac team struggled for and could only qualify sixth, more than a second off pole.

Taylor will share the front row with the #85 JDC Miller Ligier, Canadian resident Misha Goikhberg setting a time of 1:08.587 just under half a second off pole.

The team are on the back of their best ever result in Watkins Glens and as a result confidence was soaring high.

While fastest in practice, the Tequila Patron ESM team could only occupy the second row with its pair of Nissan DPis with Scott Sharp leading Johannes Van Overbeek.

 

The PC pole position was taken by the #38 Performance Tech Motorsports entry with James French taking top spot with a  1 minute, 11.471 seconds.

The team is seeking their sixth straight victory and the omens were good as they were quickest by nearly 2 seconds from the #26 BAR1 Motorsport entry.

In GTLM Porsche secured their first pole position since the 2016 Rolex 24 at Daytona with the #911 car setting the pace.

Dirk Werner’s time of 1 minute, 14.085 seconds saw him take his second pole at Mosport, and quickest from Watkins Glen winning BMW M6 of Bill Auberlen.

Porsche and BMW also made up the second row with the #912 Porsche heading the #24 BMW.

In GTD history was made as Lexus secured their first ever pole position in the Weathertech SportsCar Championship with the new for this year Lexus RC F GT3 program fielded by 3GT Racing.

Sage Karam secured Lexus’ first pole in Weathertech Sports Car Championship history. Credit: Jake Galstad/LAT Images

Sage Karam took the historic pole with a time of 1 minute 16.563 seconds which made up for the disappointment of the #15 car missing qualifying due to a crash in practice.

Andrew Davis qualified second in the #57 Stevenson Motorsports Audi R8 LMS GT3 with a time of 1 minute 16.725 seconds, followed by Jeff Segal in the #86 Michael Shank Racing Acura NSX GT3.