The #24 Lionspeed by Car Collection Motorsport Audi R8 LMS GT3 starts Saturday’s VLN Nürburgring Endurance Series NLS4 from pole position after Patric Niederhauser broke the three-year-old lap record. The Swiss set his pole time of 7:52.374 at the start of the qualifying session which stood firm until the chequered flag.
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The whole top ten followed Niederhauser under 8 minutes as both the #44 BMW Junior Team and #34 Walkenhorst Motorsport BMW M6 GT3s stayed within a second of the Lionspeed Audi.
A massive dash for pole in the waning minutes of qualifying stayed out, however, Niederhauser did go out for another shot at sharpening the lap record. While on his way to improve his time, a yellow flag for the crashed #30 Frikadelli Racing Porsche 991.2 GT3R of Tobias Müller at Schwalbenschwanz prevented the Audi pilot from doing so.
Daniel Harper qualified second aboard the #44 BMW Junior Team BMW M6 GT3 with a lap of 7:52.691, ahead of the #34 Walkenhorst Motorsport BMW M6 GT3 that mustered a 7:53.307 at the hands of Ben Tuck. Like Niederhauser, the BMW drivers set their best time of the morning early on.
Deep in overtime, Poland’s Jakub Giermaziak shot to fourth aboard the #2 GetSpeed Mercedes-AMG GT3 setting a 7:54.550.
Nico Menzel put the #225 Huber Motorsport Porsche 991.2 GT3R on fifth place, setting his 7:55.124 at the chequered flag as well.
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