The qualifying for tomorrow’s 4 Hours Of Spa Francorchamps was run on a sunny track with nice temperature of 18 degrees.
First up was the GTE category, with their 12 minutes of qualifying.
Proton Competition Porsche #77 with Matteo Cairoli was quickest ahead of Nicki Thiim in TF Sport Aston Martin #90 and Will Stevens in JMW Motorsport Ferrari #66. The two Spirit of Race Ferrari’s #55 and #51 were up next, while Beechdean AMR #99 was the slowest in the class. It was the first Pole Position of the season for the German brand, after Ferrari and Aston Martin had grabbed the first four Pole Positions of the year.
Next up was LMP3. Mikkel Jensen in AT Racing #9 was the quickest driver on the first flying lap, until his time was beaten by Wayne Boyd in United Autosports #3 on his second lap. Jensen tried to fight back, but got caught with track limits. That didn’t worry the Dane, and he went on to do an even faster lap, and was the only car that did 2:13. The second fastest was Wayne Boyd in United Autosports #3, ahead of Sean Rayhall in United Autosports #2. This Pole Position is the second one for Mikkel Jensen, after he also took Pole at the opening round at Silverstone.
The LMP2 cars were the last to do their qualifying.
Ben Hanley in DragonSpeed #21 put down a lightning quick time for the others to chase. In fact the time was so good that nobody could beat him, while his teammates in G-Drive Racing #22 will start second, with a time driven by Ryo Hirakawa. Enzo Guibbert in Graff #39 is third while Filipe Albuerquerque in United Autosports #32 sneaked up ahead of the other Graff #40 with Richard Bradley.
High Class Racing #49 with Anders Fjordbach and Dennis Andersen were sporting a unbranded nose on their car, after M.Racing – YMR #19 had hit them in the free practice Saturday morning. Neale Muston in the #19 got a suspended Drive-Through for the rest of the event for the offence. Anders Fjordbach was qualifying the #49, and they ended up 12th. In fact it was Dallara cars in the last four places on the grid, while ORECA took the first three positions.
The race will start tomorrow at 12.00 CET.