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Latorre denies Grist to claim maiden Pro Mazda pole in Toronto

by Valentin Khorounzhiy
Photo: Andersen Promotions

Photo: Andersen Promotions

Reigning USF2000 champion Florian Latorre took his maiden pole position in Pro Mazda in qualifying around the streets of Toronto.

The Frenchman held on to pole by 0.006s over local driver Garett Grist.

Lucas Oil Raceway winner Weiron Tan was third, a tenth off and with points leader Santi Urrutia and his teammate Patricio O’Ward a further half a tenth down.

Opening practice pacesetter Timothe Buret was only sixth as the top Juncos driver, leading Cape’s Neil Alberico and two more Juncos men Will Owen and Jose Gutierrez.

Canadians Dalton Kellett and Daniel Burkett qualified tenth and 12th for their home race, with M1 Racing’s Victor Franzoni in between.

Qualifying results
Pos. Driver Team Time Gap Laps
1 Florian Latorre Cape Motorsports w/WTR 1:09.722 15
2 Garett Grist Juncos Racing 1:09.728 0.006 14
3 Weiron Tan Andretti Autosport 1:09.813 0.091 13
4 Santiago Urrutia Team Pelfrey 1:09.864 0.141 11
5 Pato O’Ward Team Pelfrey 1:09.872 0.150 14
6 Timothe Buret Juncos Racing 1:09.893 0.171 15
7 Neil Alberico Cape Motorsports w/WTR 1:09.919 0.197 14
8 Will Owen Juncos Racing 1:10.029 0.307 15
9 Jose Gutierrez Juncos Racing 1:10.057 0.335 13
10 Dalton Kellett Andretti Autosport 1:10.108 0.386 14
11 Victor Franzoni M1 Racing 1:10.120 0.398 12
12 Daniel Burkett Cape Motorsports w/WTR 1:10.499 0.776 15
13 Alessandro Latif World Speed Motorsports 1:10.537 0.815 14
14 Raoul Owens Team Pelfrey 1:10.699 0.977 12
15 Kyle Connery JDC MotorSports 1:10.820 1.098 14
16 Bryson Schutte M1 Racing 1:12.429 2.707 13
17 Bobby Eberle World Speed Motorsports 1:14.341 4.619 15
18 Jay Horak M1 Racing 1:15.915 6.192 12