The #6 Orange 1 K-PAX Racing Lamborghini Huracan GT3 Evo of Jordan Pepper, Andrea Caldarelli and Marco Mapelli will start on pole position for the 2022 TotalEnergies 24 Hours of Spa after Andrea Caldarelli surprised everyone with his second lap in Super Pole which secured first place.
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The Italian could only manage P5 on his opening lap but having got his eye in around the Ardennes circuit he dropped in a lap of 2:16.221 which pushed the #88 AMG Team Akkodis ASP Mercedes-AMG GT3 of Raffaele Marciello, Daniel Juncadella and Jules Gounon down to P2 after Marciello set a best time of 2:16.375. Marciello also seemed to struggle on his first lap and only managed to take P10 before leaping to the top of the timing charts on his second lap.
P3 goes to the #54 Dinamic Motorsport Porsche 911 GT3-R (991.II) of Klaus Bachler, Come Ledogar, and Thomas Preining which held the top spot at the halfway point after Bachler put in a time of 2:16.446. Two absolute best sectors for Bachler suggested the Italian Porsche team would be tough to dislodge from the top spot but Marciello was already out on track and getting ready for his fast run.
Luca Stolz initially took P3 for the #2 Mercedes-AMG Team GetSpeed Mercedes-AMG GT3 but saw his place dropped to P4 with his team mates Steijn Schothorst and Maxi Götz. The top 5 would be rounded off by the #63 Emil Frey Racing Lamborghini Huracan GT3 Evo of Albert Costa, Mirko Bortolotti and Jack Aitken which briefly held P2 after a lap of 2:16.620 by Mirko Bortolotti.
Former Spa 24 hours winner, the GPX Martini Racing Porsche 911 GT3-R (991.II) will start from P6 after Kevin Estre briefly held pole position having been the second car out on track. His lap of 2:16.702 was enough to keep the position for a number of minutes following a disappointing qualifying session yesterday before dropping down the field with team mates Richard Leitz and Michael Christensen.
There was also disappointment for Iron Lynx who dominated qualifying. Nicklas Nielsen driving the #51 Ferrari 488GT3 with teammates Miguel Molina and James Calado could only manage a best time of 2:16.932, good enough for 13th place. The sister car #71 car could only manage slightly better with Antonio Fuoco taking P11.
Behind the Ferrari there was also disappointment for Dries Vanthoor who could only get a time of 2:17.061 for the #32 Team WRT Audi R8 LMS evo II GT3 placing them down in P15.
The 24-hour race, round 7 of the Fanatec GT World Challenge Europe powered by AWS, starts on Saturday at 16:45 CEST.
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