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2017 Six Hours of the Glen Qualifying Report
2017 Six Hours of the Glen Qualifying Report
The undefeated No. 10 Konica Minolta Cadillac DPi-V.R will start Sunday’s Sahlen’s Six Hours of The Glen from the outside of the second row after IMSA WeatherTech SportsCar Championship qualifying Saturday at Watkins Glen (N.Y.) International.

Date: July 1, 2017
Event: Sahlen’s Six Hours of The Glen (Round 6 of 10)
Series: Prototype division of the IMSA WeatherTech SportsCar Championship
Location: Watkins Glen (N.Y.) International (3.4-mile, 11-turn road course)
Result: 4th by Ricky Taylor (1:35.496 at 128.1 mph)
Pole Winner: Luis Felipe Derani of Extreme Speed Motorsports (1:34.405 at 129.6 mph)

The undefeated No. 10 Konica Minolta Cadillac DPi-V.R will start Sunday’s Sahlen’s Six Hours of The Glen from the outside of the second row after IMSA WeatherTech SportsCar Championship qualifying Saturday at Watkins Glen (N.Y.) International.

Ricky Taylor, who with younger brother Jordan Taylor have won each of the five races contested so far this year, turned a fast lap of 1 minute, 35.496 seconds at 128.1 mph around the 3.4-mile, 11-turn road course in New York’s Finger Lakes region. It was good for fourth among the 39 car-and-driver combinations that will take the green flag for Sunday’s six-hour endurance marathon.

“I’m excited to be back at The Glen – the car was pretty good, but I think we’ve got some improvements we can make,” Ricky Taylor said. “It’s a long race. I don’t know if we’ve got much for the top two cars but I’m confident in the reliability of the Cadillac and the execution of the Konica Minolta boys. I think what makes the difference is the top two cars are able to run more downforce with the amount of power they have. When they’ve got more downforce and more power, the top speed might look the same as ours but, really, they’ve got more grip in the corners because of the downforce.”

The top-five qualifiers for Sunday’s Sahlen’s Six Hours of The Glen are:

1. Extreme Speed Motorsports (No. 2 Nissan DPi) with Luis Felipe Derani, Scott Sharp and Ryan Dalziel (1:34.405 at 129.6 mph)

2. PR1/Mathiasen Motorsports (No. 52 Ligier LMP2) with Olivier Pla and Jose Gutierrez (1:34.567 at 129.4 mph)

3. Action Express Racing (No. 5 Cadillac DPi-V.R) with Christian Fittipaldi, Joao Barbosa and Felipe Albuquerque (1:35.306 at 128.4 mph)

4. Konica Minolta Cadillac DPi-V.R (No. 10 Cadillac DPi-V.R) with Ricky Taylor and Jordan Taylor (1:35.496 at 128.1 mph)

5. Extreme Speed Motorsports (No. 22 Nissan DPi) with Johannes von Overbeek, Ed Brown and Bruno Senna (1:35.637 at 127.9 mph)

The green flag flies at 10:10 a.m. EDT Sunday with live television coverage first provided by FS1 at 10 a.m. EDT and resuming through the race’s conclusion on FS2 beginning at 1 p.m.