Oliver Gavin achieved Corvette Racing's first pole position at the Daytona International Speedway in 15 years at the Rolex 24-hour race in the GT Le Mans class.

The four-time American Le Mans champion nailed his hot lap with a helping hand from team mate Jan Magnussen in the second Corvette car, who gave the Brit a tow on Daytona's pacey straights.

The 42-year-old topped the time sheets in the GTLM class with a 1.43.488s lap in his Corvette C7.R, beating Gianmaria Bruni in his AF Corse Ferrari F458 by 0.342s.

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"I have to thank Jan Magnussen," Gavin said. "He towed me around a lot on that lap and helped me get this pole position, so I have to thank him for that. I tried to repay him by towing him around for a few laps. I just had a little bit of extra straight-line speed."

Corvette Racing became the 12th consecutive different team to grab pole position in the GTLM class in the US Sports Car Championship, dating back to last year's 24-hour event at Daytona.

"It's a very competitive class," he said, who earned his first USCC pole. "That's the depth of the TUDOR United Sports Car Championship; there are plenty of great drivers and great teams out there."

Bruni initially secured provisional pole before Gavin came storming back in the 15-minutes qualifying session.

Pedro Lamy in the Aston Martin Racing Vantage qualified third on the grid with a 1.43.960s and John Edwards took fourth in his BMW Z4 GTE with a 1.43.966, making it four different manufacturers on the front two rows.