Corvette DPs Dominate Detroit Qualifying

by Jake Kilshaw

Qualifying for today’s Chevrolet Sports Car Classic at The Raceway at Belle Isle, Detroit, MI, took place last night, with the fifth round of the 2015 Tudor United SportsCar Championship open for the Prototype (P), Prototype Challenge (PC) and GT Daytona (GTD) classes.

In Prototype, it was the Chevrolet Corvette DPs that set the fastest times. Starting from pole will be the #5 of Action Express Racing, followed by the #10 of Wayne Taylor Racing. The gap from 1st to 2nd was just 0.050 seconds, showing how closely matched the cars are in this series.

In third is Racing5‘s #90 DP. The first non-Corvette is in fourth, and will be the Ford EcoBoost Riley DP of Chip Ganassi Racing.

Action Express Racing’s #31 car will start from 5th, followed by the #60 Honda HPD Ligier JS P2 of Michael Shank Racing. Finally, 7th in class and 12th on the grid, will be the #07 SpeedSource Mazda Prototype.

Prototype Challenge will see the #38 ORECA FLM09 of Performance Tech Motorsports start from class pole, and 7th overall. Next, will be the #11 of RSR Racing, with the #8 Starworks Motorsport car behind.

The other cars in PC will be #52 PR1/Mathiasen Motorsports, #54 CORE Autosport and finally the #85 of JDC/Miller Motorsports, starting 4th, 5th and 6th respectively.

GT Le Mans isn’t running this weekend, and so GT Daytona will feature the only GT cars, and is the largest of the classes. Paul Miller Racing‘s #48 Audi R8 LMS will lead the #33 Dodge Viper SRT of Riley Motorsports off the line. Next up, is the #007 Aston Martin Vantage V12 of TRG-AMR, followed by three Porsche 911 GT Americas, the #73 of Park Place Motorsports, the #23 of Team Seattle/Alex Job Racing, and Wright Motorsports‘ #58 car.

In GTD 7th is the #63 Ferrari 458 Italia of Scuderia Corsa, which will line up next to the #44 Porsche of Magnus Racing. On the final row will be Alex Job Racing’s #22 Porsche and Turner Motorsport‘s #97 BMW Z4.

The race will start at 12:05 ET (17:05 UK time), and will last 100 minutes around the ‘Motor City’ street circuit.

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