At the inaugural Michelin Pilot Challenge race at the Mid-Ohio Sports Car Course, Porsche driver Trent Hindman secured the pole position in the GS class following the premature conclusion of qualifying.
The abrupt end to qualifying was necessitated by an incident involving another competitor, and the resulting red flag period foreclosed the chance for Hindman to improve on his provisional pole.
The #83 Porsche Cayman GT4 Clubsport MR, driven by Hindman and co-driver Alan Brynjolfsson, secured the pole position with a best lap time of 1:27.941.
The duo’s performance was bolstered by Hindman’s quick work in the opening two segments of the qualifying session, where he achieved the top lap time in both.
Despite the aborted qualifying session, Hindman was still able to outpace the competition, with the second-place car of Robby Foley and Ryan Eversley settling for a time of 1:28.766.
Hindman expressed his satisfaction with the result, noting that he was happy to provide the Park Place Motorsports team with a pole position on their first outing in the series.
“Given the circumstances of the red flag, I’m really proud of the job we did in qualifying,” said Hindman. “We worked hard to get the car in the right spot, and the Park Place Motorsports crew gave us a great car. I’m looking forward to a solid race tomorrow.”
The first Michelin Pilot Challenge race of the season is set to take place on Friday, May 3, with the GS class pole-sitter Trent Hindman leading the field to the green flag.