Flash Qualifying

Flash Qualifying

01.08.2008: Flash Qualifying

PHOTOS in slidehow here: 24h-races--88.html

The traditional summer highlight of the FIA GT Championship gets underway this weekend, with the Total 24 Hours of Spa. The 60th running of this legendary event, around one of the most beautiful and challenging circuits in the world, will see a total of 44 cars taking part.

When the cars line up on Saturday, at 16:00, behind the Corvette official leading car, the first position will be held by the nr7 Larbre Compétition Saleen, Pedro Lamy having set an excellent last-minute lap of 1:13.923. Lamy shares the car with FIA GT regulars Vincent Vosse and Greg Franchi, as well as Larbre regular Steve Zacchia, and the team has an excellent record at Spa, having won the first two editions of the FIA GT Championship here in 2001 and 2002.

The Saleen S7R will start alongside the nr 6 Phoenix Carsport Corvette C6R, Marcel Fässler having also improved in the third and final session. Third on the grid was the nr 33 Jetalliance Aston Martin DBR9, Karl Wendlinger’s time having been the fastest after the first two sessions. With three different makes in the top three, the start of the race should be exciting !

In GT2, Thomas Biagi took pole position in the nr 51 AF Corse Ferrari 430 GT2, his first pole position in the category. He will start alongside the nr 77 BMS Scuderia Italia Ferrari 430 GT2, Matteo Malucelli having set the team’s best time. BMS won the GT2 class last year, but in a Porsche. Third went to the nr 76 IMSA Performance Matmut Porsche, Richard Lietz having set the time.

The nr 102 McDonald’s Racing Porsche set the best time in G2, with Kaufmann at the wheel, while Mühlner Motorsport was once again the leader in G3, Marc Basseng having qualified the car.

Results remain provisional pending scrutineering.



- Jacquie GROOM - FIA photo by Jacques Létihon

photos on under PHOTOS - 24h Races


01.08.2008 / MaP

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