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Zonta gives Lamborghini first pole

Reiter Lamborghini, NavarraRicardo Zonta claimed Lamborghini's first pole position in the FIA GT1 World Championship at the new Navarra circuit in Spain.

The former grand prix driver topped the times in the final section of the three-round qualifying session with a 1m36.118s laps aboard the best of the Reiter Engineering Lamborghini Murcielago R-SVs. That means team-mate Frank Kechele will start tomorrow morning's qualifying race from the pole.

Zonta said: "I am very happy to be on pole. Our car suits this track and I like it as well. You have to remain focused because it is very easy to make a mistake and lock a wheel."

Second place went to Alessandro Pier Guidi, who shares his Vitaphone-run Hegersport Maserati MC12 with Nico Verdonck. His time was two tenths slower than the pole-winner.

Neel Jani ended up third-fastest in the best of the Matech Ford GTs. He ended up a tenth ahead of Maxime Martin in the Marc VDS-run Ford.

Championship leaders Michael Bartels and Andrea Bertolini (Vitaphone) will start 13th after the former failed to make it through to Q3.

Pos  Drivers                 Car           Time       Session
 1.  Zonta/Kechele           Lamborghini   1m36.118s  Q3
 2.  Pier Guidi/Verdonck     Maserati      1m36.329s  Q3
 3.  Jani/Amindo             Ford          1m36.407s  Q3
 4.  Martin/Leinders         Ford          1m36.410s  Q3
 5.  Turner/Enge             Aston Martin  1m36.484s  Q3
 6.  Kox/Haase               Lamborghini   1m36.877s  Q3
 7.  Campbell-Walter/Hughes  Nissan        1m37.520s  Q3
 8.  Hirschi/Piccione        Aston Martin  1m38.090s  Q3
 9.  Bernoldi/Ramos          Maserati      1m36.950s  Q2
10.  Longin/Müller           Maserati      1m36.992s  Q2
11.  Westbrook/Mutsch        Ford          1m37.019s  Q2
12.  Hennerici/Margaritis    Corvette      1m37.097s  Q2
13.  Bertolini/Bartels       Maserati      1m37.163s  Q2
14.  Bouchut/Basseng         Lamborghini   1m37.231s  Q2
15.  Makowiecki/Clairay      Aston Martin  1m37.873s  Q2
16.  Wendlinger/Moser        Nissan        1m38.537s  Q2
17.  Dumbreck/Krumm          Nissan        1m37.381s  Q1
18.  Ara/Nilsson             Nissan        1m37.493s  Q1
19.  Huisman/Kuismanen       Corvette      1m37.730s  Q1
20.  Schwager/Pastorelli     Lamborghini   1m38.583s  Q1
21.  Bobbi/Palttala          Ford                     Q1
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