The No. 10 Konica Minolta Acura ARX-05 driver Filipe Albuquerque flew to pole position at Road America this afternoon, securing the optimal front-row starting position for tomorrow’s IMSA Fastlane SportsCar Weekend race. Albuquerque finished the session with a time of 1:48.915 at 133.799 mph. The No. 10 Konica Minolta crew is striving for their first DPi win in team history at the 4.048-mile, 14-turn Wisconsin circuit.
“Yes! We just got pole position at Road America!” exclaimed Filipe Albuquerque. “I always have to thank the No. 10 Konica Minolta Acura team and crew. The car was perfect. I didn't know it was going to be pole position at first, but when I crossed the line I knew it had to be pole. I had the best car that I could have wished for today and I executed the lap. Luckily, it was enough. I’m super pumped about this result and tomorrow is going to be exciting with rain expected, so starting from P1 will be huge.” Green flag for the IMSA Fastlane SportsCar Weekend will wave at 11:40 a.m. ET tomorrow, Sunday, August 7th, with live coverage starting at 12:00 p.m. ET on the USA Network. Full flag to flag coverage will be streamed live on Peacock.
DPi STARTING GRID:
1.) No. 10 Konica Minolta Acura ARX-05 Ricky Taylor & Filipe Albuquerque (133.799 mph)
2.) Cadillac Chip Ganassi Racing (No. 02 Cadillac DPi) Earl Bamber & Alex Lynn (133.576 mph)
3.) Meyer Shank Racing with Curb-Agajanian (No. 60 Acura ARX-05) Oliver Jarvis & Tom Blomqvist (132.671 mph)
4.) JDC Miller Motorsports (No. 5 Cadillac DPi) Tristan Vautier, Richard Westbrook (132.092 mph)
5.) Whelen Engineering Racing (No. 31 Cadillac DPi) Pipo Derani, Olivier Pla (132.036)
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