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Qualification report for Minneapolis Supercross

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With four minutes left on the clock, Joey Savatgy trimmed nearly three-quarters of a second off his first session and posted the quickest time in 450s qualification. He will attempt to score his first top five of the season in Round 6 at Minneapolis. Last week in San Diego, he posted his best result of seventh.

Last week’s winner Eli Tomac was second fastest with a time of 46.824. Marvin Musquin (46.828) rounds out the top three.

The fastest rider from Group B was Adam Enticknap with a time of 49.483 that was 19th-fastest overall.

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In the 250 class:

The East drivers got their first taste of competition with Austin Forkner setting fast time with a 46.641 despite laying his Kawasaki down as he tried to pass a slower rider with five minutes remaining in the second session.

He beat Justin Cooper (46.804) and Chase Sexton (47.153).

Jayce Pennington (49.044) was the fastest rider from Group B. He landed 16th on the chart.

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Qualification each week can be seen live with NBC’s Sport Gold Supercross / Motocross season pass, which can be purchased at https://www.nbcsports.com/gold.

MORE: Minneapolis Preview: Eli Tomac bids for back-to-back wins

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Keating stripped of Le Mans GTE-Am win; No. 68 Ganassi entry also disqualified

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FIA stewards announced Monday that two Ford GT entries have been disqualified from this year’s 24 Hours of Le Mans, including the GTE-Am class-winning No. 85 entry from privateer Keating Motorsports.

Also DQ’d was the factory No. 68 Chip Ganassi Racing entry of Joey Hand, Dirk Mueller and Sebastien Bourdais, which initially finished fourth in the GTE-Pro class.

Both entries were found in violation of fuel capacity regulations, with the No. 85 entry also failing to meet the minimum refueling time during pit stops.

The refueling system on the No. 85 entry, driven by Ben Keating, Jeroen Bleekemolen and Felipe Fraga, measured a time of 44.4 seconds during a stop, just shy of the minimum required time of 45 seconds.

As a result, the team was initially issued a 55.2-second post-race penalty by officials, which elevated the No. 56 Team Project 1 Porsche 911 RSR of Joerg Bergmeister, Patrick Lindsey, and Egidio Perfetti to the class win.

The time penalty was calculated by the difference in the refueling time (0.6 seconds) multiplied by the amount of pit stops made by the team (23), then multiplied by four.

The No. 85 entry was set to finish second in class, but then received an outright DQ after its fuel capacity was also revealed to be 0.1 liters above the maximum permitted capacity of 96 liters.

As for Ganassi’s No. 68 entry, it was found to have a fuel capacity of 97.83 liters, which is above the maximum allowed capacity of 97 liters for the GTE-Pro Fords.

The No. 67 Ford of Andy Priaulx, Harry Tincknell, and Jonathan Bomarito subsequently moves up to fourth, and the No. 69 Ford of Scott Dixon, Ryan Briscoe and Richard Westbrook moves up to fifth.

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