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Sellers Snatches Maiden eTROPHY Pole in Paris

Bryan Sellers takes first I-PACE eTROPHY pole with flying final lap in Paris…

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Bryan Sellers claimed his first career Jaguar I-PACE eTROPHY pole position with the last flying lap of a close-knit qualifying session on the streets of Paris.

The Rahal Letterman Lanigan Racing driver, who currently sits second in the drivers’ standings, produced a time of 1:16.318 to edge ahead of Caca Bueno in the timing charts.

The key to Sellers’ pole lap was being the final driver out on track with the conditions constantly improving throughout the 30-minute session after a wet start.

The reigning IMSA WeatherTech SportsCar GTD champion’s resulting flyer moved him 0.107 seconds clear of Bueno, and confirmed him as the fifth different pole-sitter this season.

Behind Bueno on the second row of the grid will be Stefan Rzadzinski in the TWR Techeetah machine, ahead of Rome winner and championship leader Sergio Jimenez.

Rounding out the top five in qualifying was Sellers’ RLL teammate Katherine Legge while Simon Evans ended up sixth, as the top six runners came through separated by just over six tenths of a second.

In the Pro-Am class, Bandar Alesayi clinched his fourth pole in six races with a time of 1:17.311 that was good enough to place the Saudi Arabian driver seventh overall.

Ahmed Bin-Khanen came through in second, ahead of guest competitor Archie Hamilton who is driving the Jaguar VIP car this weekend.

Round six of the Jaguar IPACE eTROPHY is set to get underway at 2 p.m. local time (8 a.m. EDT) with coverage available on FOX Sports and Eurosport.

RESULTS: Qualifying

Daniel Lloyd is a UK-based reporter for Sportscar365 and e-racing365, with a focus on the FIA World Endurance Championship and various electric racing series.

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