Jan Magnussen didn’t need much time to get comfortable in the No. 3 Compuware Corvette C6.R. The Danish driver, who has moved from an endurance-racing role in the No. 4 Corvette to a full-season drive in the No. 3 Corvette, put his new ride on the GT1 pole for Saturday’s Mobil 1 Twelve Hours of Sebring. Magnussen edged his Corvette Racing teammate Oliver Gavin in the No. 4 Compuware Corvette C6.R by .419 seconds. It was Magnussen’s third career pole in ALMS competition, but his first with Corvette Racing.
The Mobil 1 Twelve Hours of Sebring, the first round of the 12-race 2007 American Le Mans Series, is scheduled to start at 10:00 a.m. on Saturday, March 17, 2007. Portions of the 12-hour race will be televised live on SPEED Channel from 9:30 to 11:00 a.m. and 2:30 to 10:30 p.m. ET.
Qualifying for the Mobil 1 Twelve Hours of Sebring GT1 in order are:
1. Fellows / O’Connell / Magnussen, Chevrolet Corvette C6.R, 1:57.854, 113.787 mph
2. Gavin / Beretta / Papis, Chevrolet Corvette C6.R, 1:57.480, 113.381 mph
3. Garcia / Turner / Halliday, Aston Martin DBR9, 1:58.241, 112.651 mph
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