United Autosports moves to Glen pole after Core opts to change start driver

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United Autosports moves to Glen pole after Core opts to change start driver

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United Autosports moves to Glen pole after Core opts to change start driver

The pole-setting No. 54 Core autosport ORECA 07 Gibson will start from the back of the prototype grid after the team opted to switch starting drivers, Jon Bennett will now take the start. His minimum driving time is 30 minutes for IMSA competition, or 90 minutes if he wishes to qualify for the Trueman/Akin award (the winner of which qualifies for an invitation to the 2019 Le Mans 24 Hours).

The No. 54 will start behind both the No. 77 Mazda and No. 22 Tequila Patron ESM Ligier Nissan by dint of their advice to Race Control of the change coming after the relegation of the other pair to the rear of the Prototype

That means that the new polesitter for the Sahlens Six Hours of the Glen is the No. 32 United Autosport Ligier JS P217 — Paul Di Resta will give the team, and the Ligier JS P217 Gibson, their first start from pole in IMSA competition.

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