Olivier Jarvis set a record-breaking lap on Daytona International Speedway and qualified on the pole position for Mazda Team Joest, while former F1 drivers Montoya and Alonso took third and sixth place.

In the first race of the 2019 IMSA sports car championship, Jarvis set the fastest time in the 15-minute qualifying session 1:33.685 in the # 77 Mazda RT24-P prepared by Team Joest, which is 0.190 seconds faster than the Eagle-Toyota MkIII track record from 1993 with PJ Jones behind the wheel.

Ricky Taylor was the second fastest with 1:33.873 in Penske Acura ARX-05s while Juan Pablo Montoya, seven time F1 race winner between 2001 and 2005, was the third fastest, also in Penske Acura ARX-05s.

Mazda Team Joest Daytona 24h pole position IMSA 2019
Mazda RT24-P holds new track record for Daytona International Speedway
Eagle-Toyota MkIII on track
Eagle Toyota MKIII held Daytona record since 1993

Felipe Nasr, another former F1 driver and current champion of the IMSA series, was the fifth fastest in the Cadillac DPI-VR, which won the last two Dayton 24h races, and Fernando Alonso car,  also in Cadillac, was sixth fastest with best time set by Jordan Taylor.

The fastest in the LMP2 class, which was separate from the prototype class (Daytona Prototype International) this year, was James Allen in ORECA-Gibson 07 for DragonSpeed team.

The first IMSA 2019 Championship of 24h Dayton starts on Saturday 26 January. at 2:35h in local time (Florida) and 20:35h in Central European Time (CET).

SPOTTERS GUIDE FOR 2019 24H DAYTONA

2019 24H DAYTONA STARTING GRID

1 77 Oliver Jarvis
Tristan Nunez
Timo Bernhard
René Rast
Mazda 1:33.685
2 7 Ricky Taylor
H.Castroneves
Alexander Rossi
Acura 1:33.873 0.188
3 6 J.P.Montoya
Dane Cameron
Simon Pagenaud
Acura 1:34.095 0.410
4 55 J.Bomarito
Harry Tincknell
Olivier Pla
Mazda 1:34.212 0.527
5 31 Felipe Nasr
Eric Curran
Pipo Derani
Cadillac 1:34.433 0.748
6 10 R.van der Zande
Jordan Taylor
Fernando Alonso
Kamui Kobayashi
Cadillac 1:34.479 0.794
7 50 Will Owen
Rene Binder
Agustín Canapino
Kyle Kaiser
Cadillac 1:34.679 0.994
8 85 M.Goikhberg
Tristan Vautier
D.Defrancesco
R.Barrichello
Cadillac 1:35.369 1.684
9 84 Simon Trummer
Stephen Simpson
Chris Miller
Juan Piedrahita
Cadillac 1:35.442 1.757
10 54 Jon Bennett
Colin Braun
Romain Dumas
Loïc Duval
Nissan 1:36.686 3.001
11 5 João Barbosa
Mike Conway
F.Albuquerque
C.Fittipaldi
Cadillac
12 81 Henrik Hedman
Ben Hanley
Nicolas Lapierre
James Allen
ORECA/Gibson 1:35.904 2.219
13 52 Matt McMurry
Gabriel Aubry
Mark Kvamme
Enzo Guibbert
ORECA/Gibson 1:36.427 2.742
14 18 Roberto González
Pastor Maldonado
S.Saavedra
Ryan Cullen
ORECA/Gibson 1:37.377 3.692
15 38 Kyle Masson
Robert Masson
Cameron Cassels
Kris Wright
ORECA/Gibson 1:38.121 4.436
16 911 Patrick Pilet
Nick Tandy
F.Makowiecki
Porsche 1:42.257 8.572
17 3 Jan Magnussen
Antonio García
M.Rockenfeller
Chevrolet 1:42.583 8.898
18 67 Ryan Briscoe
R.Westbrook
Scott Dixon
Ford 1:42.634 8.949
19 62 Davide Rigon
Miguel Molina
A.P.Guidi
James Calado
Ferrari 1:42.712 9.027
20 912 Earl Bamber
Laurens Vanthoor
Mathieu Jaminet
Porsche 1:42.796 9.111
21 66 Joey Hand
Dirk Müller
S.Bourdais
Ford 1:42.920 9.235
22 24 Jesse Krohn
J.M.Edwards
Chaz Mostert
A.Zanardi
BMW 1:42.953 9.268
23 25 Augusto Farfus
C.De Phillippi
Philipp Eng
Colton Herta
BMW 1:42.986 9.301
24 4 Oliver Gavin
Tommy Milner
Marcel Fässler
Chevrolet 1:43.239 9.554
25 13 Chico Longo
Victor Franzoni
Marcos Gomes
Andrea Bertolini
Ferrari 1:45.257 11.572
26 33 Ben Keating
J.Bleekemolen
Luca Stolz
Felipe Fraga
Mercedes 1:45.324 11.639
27 86 Mario Farnbacher
Trent Hindman
Justin Marks
A.J.Allmendinger
Acura 1:45.396 11.711
28 46 Emanuele Busnelli
Fabio Babini
Taylor Proto
Giacomo Altoè
Lamborghini 1:45.475 11.790
29 11 Rolf Ineichen
Mirko Bortolotti
C.Engelhart
Rik Breukers
Lamborghini 1:45.816 12.131
30 51 Paul Dalla Lana
Pedro Lamy
Mathias Lauda
Daniel Serra
Ferrari 1:45.852 12.167
31 44 John Potter
Andy Lally
Spencer Pumpelly
Marco Mapelli
Lamborghini 1:45.855 12.170
32 9 Scott Hargrove
Z.Robichon
Lars Kern
Dennis Olsen
Porsche 1:45.945 12.260
33 48 Bryan Sellers
Ryan Hardwick
Corey Lewis
A.Caldarelli
Lamborghini 1:46.040 12.355
34 73 Patrick Lindsey
Patrick Long
Matt Campbell
Nick Boulle
Porsche 1:46.103 12.418
35 57 Katherine Legge
Ana Beatriz
S.de Silvestro
C.Nielsen
Acura 1:46.116 12.431
36 14 Richard Heistand
Jack Hawksworth
Austin Cindric
Nick Cassidy
Lexus 1:46.214 12.529
37 540 Tim Pappas
Marco Seefried
Matteo Cairoli
Dirk Werner
Porsche 1:46.231 12.546
38 12 F.Montecalvo
Townsend Bell
Aaron Telitz
Jeff Segal
Lexus 1:46.270 12.585
39 29 Daniel Morad
Christopher Mies
Ricardo Feller
Dries Vanthoor
Audi 1:46.309 12.624
40 63 Cooper MacNeil
Toni Vilander
Dominik Farnbacher
Jeff Westphal
Ferrari 1:46.321 12.636
41 99 Jürgen Häring
Klaus Bachler
Sven Müller
Steffen Görig
Alfred Renauer
Porsche 1:46.669 12.984
42 8 Parker Chase
Ryan Dalziel
E.P.Companc
C.Haase
Audi 1:46.710 13.025
43 19 Andrew Davis
Alex Riberas
Will Hardeman
M.Winkelhock
Audi 1:46.781 13.096
44 88 F.Vervisch
K.van der Linde
Ian James
Roman De Angelis
Audi 1:47.368 13.683
45 71 Maximilian Buhk
Fabian Schiller
Dominik Baumann
Juan Perez
Mercedes 1:47.447 13.762
46 47 Steve Dunn
Linus Lundqvist
Miloš Pavlović
Don Yount
Lamborghini 1:47.809 14.124
47 96 Bill Auberlen
Robby Foley
Dillon Machavern
Jens Klingmann
BMW
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