28 Jan '16, 11pm

Recap/results from a rain-soaked qualifying for the #Rolex24

A Russian prototype will lead the field to the green flag in Saturday’s 54th Rolex 24 at Daytona, following a bizarre, rain-soaked qualifying session for the opening round of the IMSA WeatherTech SportsCar Championship. Mikhail Aleshin wound up quickest of the Prototype class cars in qualifying, which saw the top seven overall quickest times set by GTLM cars in dryer conditions. Aleshin took his SMP Racing BR Engineering BR01 to a best lap of 2:05.708, outpacing the Tequila Patron ESM Ligier JS P2 Honda of Pipo Derani by 0.511 seconds. It marked the first pole for the Paolo Catone-designed LMP2 car, which is making its U.S. debut this weekend. Aleshin will share driving duties with Nic Minassian, Maurizio Mediani and Kirill Ladygin in the around-the-clock Florida endurance classic. Derani will line up alongside the SMP entry in second, thanks to a 2:06.304 lap time that pu...

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