The Konica Minolta Cadillac DPi-V.R piloted by Ryan Briscoe will start the IMSA WeatherTech SportsCar Championship race at Road America from row three tomorrow.
Cadillac Road America Qualifying:
5. No. 10 Konica Minolta Cadillac DPi-V.R, Ryan Briscoe, 1:50.216
6. No. 5 Mustang Sampling Cadillac DPi-V.R, Joao Barbosa, 1:50.742
7. No. 31 Whelen Engineering Cadillac DPi-V.R, Felipe Nasr, 1:51.391
8. No. 85 JDC-Miller Motorsports Cadillac DPi-V.R, Chris Miller, 1:51.681
In today’s 15-minute qualifying session, Ryan Briscoe recorded the fastest official lap in the No. 10 Konica Minolta Cadillac DPi-V.R for the brand with a time of 1:50.216. Although Felipe Nasr, No. 31 Whelen Engineering Cadillac DPi-V.R went faster with a lap of 1:50.216, he brought out a red flag after going off and getting stuck in the Turn 3 gravel. As a result of stopping the action his previous lap, which was his fastest, was disallowed bringing him back to seventh for the start of the 2 hour and 40-minute race to take the green at 12:00 p.m. ET tomorrow.
Briscoe will start the black Cadillac DPi-V.R from the third row in fifth and hand over to teammate Renger Van Der Zande. The Wayne Taylor led team is in a tie for the DPi points championship.
“It was really fun to qualify the Cadillac DPi-V.R around here,” Briscoe said. “It’s just a super-fast track with very high commitment, so it was really enjoyable. Unfortunately, we were way off the pace from the Acura and Mazda cars due to the BoP [balance of performance]. It felt like a really strong effort in qualifying for me. I’m looking forward to the race where we can hopefully make some strategy work and get to the podium.”
Cadillac Road America Driver Line-up:
No. 5 Mustang Sampling Cadillac DPi-V.R, Joao Barbosa and Sebastian Bourdais
No. 31 Whelen Engineering Cadillac DPi-V.R, Felipe Nasr and Pipo Derani
No. 10 Konica Minolta Cadillac DPi-V.R, Renger Van Der Zande and Ryan Briscoe
No. 85 JDC-Miller Motorsports Cadillac DPi-V.R, Tristan Vautier and Chris Miller
Source. Kyle Chura/Cadillac Racing/Photo. Richard Prince/Cadillac