Jani leads fast pack in qualifying for 12 Hours of Sebring
SEBRING, Fla. (AP) Neel Jani led Rebellion Racing to a track record at Sebring International Speedway by taking the pole for the Twelve Hours of Sebring this weekend.
Jani turned a lap at 1 minute, 48.178 in the No. 13 Oreca 07 Gibson on Friday to give the first spec LMP car a pole in the IMSA SportsCar Championship. The 12-hour endurance race begins Saturday and is the second sports car event of the IMSA calendar.
Jani edged out Christian Fittipaldi and the Action Express Racing Cadillac Dpi by 0.095 seconds. Fittipaldi ran out of fuel on his final lap.
Action Express' second entry driven by Dane Cameron qualified third. Jose Gutierrez was fourth for PR1/Mathiasen Motorsports.
Ford Chip Ganassi Racing claimed the top two spots in GT Le Mans qualifying led by Ryan Briscoe in the No. 67 GT. Briscoe smashed the class track qualifying record and edged the Ganassi sister car driven by Dirk Mueller.
Track records were set in each class except for PC.