Katherine Legge scored her first Jaguar I-PACE eTROPHY pole position as Rahal Letterman Lanigan Racing scored a 1-2 in qualifying for round two in Mexico City.
Legge traded fastest laps with RLL teammate Bryan Sellers throughout the half-hour session but managed to take the top spot with her 1:14.210 effort leading a tightly-bunched 12-car field.
Sellers made a bid to challenge Legge’s leading effort but couldn’t improve on the 0.273-second margin that was established between the two I-PACE eTROPHY cars with just under 10 minutes to go.
Third-quickest was Saudi Arabia winner Simon Evans who posted a time of 1:14.526, while ex-Formula E racer and series debutant Salvador Duran sealed a place on the second row of the grid with a late 1:14.630 flyer.
Caca Bueno was another driver to make an improvement near the end of the session, with the Brazilian slotting into fifth ahead of Stefan Radzinski in the historic-liveried TWR Techeetah car.
Free practice leader Sergio Jimenez rounded out the list of Pro-class runners in seventh, although the Jaguar Brazil Racing driver was still only half a second off Legge’s overall qualifying pace.
Pole position in the Pro-Am category went to Saudi Racing’s Bandar Alesayi who finished the session seven tenths ahead of China’s Yaqi Zhang in second place.
Round two of the Jaguar I-PACE eTROPHY takes place later today at 2:00 p.m. local time.