Mazda Group Joest and ace driver Oliver Jarvis have discovered qualifying magic but once more forward of this weekend’s Sahlen’s Six Hours of The Glen. The British driver was capable of pilot his Mazda RT24-P DPi to pole place as soon as extra, this time across the old-school three.Four-mile Watkins Glen circuit. Setting a category monitor document within the course of, the No. 77 automobile secured P1 for Sunday’s race begin by which Group Joest will look but once more to safe its first IMSA win with the Japanese producer.
Jarvis’ time of 1:29.639 was sufficient to edge out the dominant-as-of-late No. 6 Acura ARX-05 DPi fielded by Group Penske. Dane Cameron, who has gained the final two IMSA rounds alongside co-driver Juan Pablo Montoya, pushed his Acura prototype to second place with a time of 1:29.862, simply two-tenths off the lead.
Group Joest and Mazda have been too dialed in to let any of their rivals forward, although, as Jarvis claimed his third pole of the 2019 IMSA WeatherTech season, all of them being monitor information for the top-tier prototype class.
“That was unimaginable,” Jarvis defined of his quickest lap. “We did not fairly have the automobile we needed all weekend, however the group did an incredible job and we had It for qualifying when it mattered. I did not fairly get the proper lap, however I am happy with pole and a brand new monitor document —and I simply acquired a John Doonan bear hug which is at all times signal. The Mazda RT24-P was spot on and to get the pole makes us very assured.”
You possibly can catch the onboard video by which Jarvis lays the previous prototype monitor document to relaxation beneath.
Video courtesy: Racer and Mazda Motorsports.