The qualifying session was interrupted by a red flag after almost 38 minutes into the session and was not restarted. This meant Peugeot secured the pole on its very first attempt.
LMP1 - Peugeot clinches Sebring pole on first attempt
Lucas Luhr was the first driver to go faster than last years qualifying record as he set a 1:44.291. One lap later McNish improved his team mates lap time but it was the Peugeot of Stéphane Sarrazin that was even quicker, setting a 1:43.117. Moments after the Frenchman had set the provisional pole position the red flag came out when the B-K Motorsport Lola went off at Turn 1.
LMP2 - Crazy qualifying hands Dyson the LMP2 pole
The LMP2 qualifying session was marred by the B-K Motorsport accident. Ben Devlin, who was driving the car at the time of the incident, was groggy but uninjured. At the moment the red flag came out only the two Dyson Racing Porsches, the B-K Lola and the Barazi-Epsilon Zytek had completed a lap and it as Guy Smith who had been quickest at that point, setting a 1:46.145. As a result of the accident the Penske, Andretti-Green, Horag, Highcroft and Fernandez teams did not set a time and will all be starting from the back of the grid.
LMGT1 - Corvette 1-2 once again
Jan Magnussen clinched the pole position in the GT1 category. The Dane took the #3 Corvette C6.R around the circuit in 1:56.539, almost four tenths of a second ahead of team mate Oliver Gavin in the #4 Corvette. The Bell Motorsport Aston Martin DBR9, driven by Antonio Garcia, was third fastest in 2:00.385. Both Corvettes only completed three timed laps which were enough to secure the class pole.
LMGT2 - Risi Competizione on GT2 pole position
As soon as the track went green most cars went out to set a quick time. Bergmeister in the #45 Flying Lizard Motorsports Porsche 997 GT3 RSR was the first driver to go below the existing track record on his first flying lap (2:01.318). His lap time was quickest for about ten minutes, but then it was Jaime Melo in the #62 Risi Competizione Ferrari 430 GT who recorded a 2:00.945. Several others tried to beat his time, but they all fell short. When the checkered flag came out for the GT cars Melo had secured the class pole position, with Richard Lietz (#46 Lizards Porsche) in second place and Dirk Werner (#87 FarnbacherLoles Porsche) in third. Two cars did not set a time. The Robertson Racing Ford GT-R experienced a small fire on board, nothing too serious though luckily, while the Corsa Motorsports Ferrari 430 GT did not take part in qualifying due to tyre problems.