Lister storms to GT pole

The Lister Storm of Julian Bailey and Jamie Campbell-Walter will start from pole position for Sunday's second round of the 2000 FIA GT Championship at the Estoril circuit in Portugal

Lister storms to GT pole

Bailey set the fastest lap of the day in the first qualifying session, over half a second faster than his team-mate Peter Hardman in the second Lister.

"The car is really good and the circuit is getting faster and faster all the time," Bailey said.

Heavy rain hit the second qualifying session, so that no-one was able to improve their times. Vincent Vosse, at the wheel of the Paul Belmondo Racing Chrysler Viper he shares with team owner Belmondo, set the fastest time in the wet, two and a half seconds ahead of Cor Euser in the Marcos Mantara.

The Lister did not run in the rain, as the team were changing the gear-box.

However, the Marcos will start from the last row of the grid, their morning times having been disallowed after scrutineers found too much air was entering the engine.

On Sunday's grid, the all-Lister front row will be followed by a group of five Vipers, with the Gosselin/ Derichebourg Belmondo car in third place.

Le Mans 1998 winner Stephane Ortelli, sharing the Friesinger Porsche 911 GT2 with Wolfgang Kaufmann, starts from eighth.

G-Force's Michel Neugarten set the best N-GT time of the day, with a lap of 1:43.275, closely followed by Valencia class winners Bouchut, and Goueslard, in the Larbre Competition Porsche.

In the wet, British driver Robert Nearn set the third overall time, to lead the N-GT category. He shares the #50 G-Force Porsche GT3 with Marcus Wallinder.

1 14 GT Bailey/CampbellWalter Lister Lister Storm 1:38.427


2 15 GT Springer/Hardman/Favre Lister Lister Storm 1:39.010



3 11 GT Gosselin/Derichebourg Belmondo Chry. Viper 1:39.146


4 25 GT Hezemans/Hart Carsport Chry. Viper 1:39.440


5 1 GT Amorim/Watson Chamberlain Chry. Viper 1:40.093


6 12 GT Belmondo/Vosse Belmondo Chry. Viper 1:40.486


7 2 GT Brun/Seiler Chamberlain Chry. Viper 1:40.586


8 3 GT Kaufmann/Ortelli Freisinger Porsche 911 1:41.372


9 21 GT Cappellari/Matteuzzi/ZadraRacing Box Chry. Viper 1:41.705


10 5 GT Konrad/von Gartzen Konrad Porsche 911 1:41.956


11 22 GT Wieth/Wieth Wieth Porsche 911 1:41.987


12 4 GT Hane/Palmberger Freisinger Porsche 911 1:42.500


13 51 NGT Smith/Neugarten G-Force Porsche 996 1:43.275


14 52 NGT Bouchut/Goueslard Larbre Porsche 996 1:43.762


15 50 NGT Wallinder/Nearn G-Force Porsche 996 1:44.032


16 10 GT Martinolle/Lagniez Belmondo Chry. Viper 1:44.139


17 56 NGT O'Rourke/Sugden/Day EMKA GTC Porsche 996 1:44.188


18 7 GT Reid/Reid/Casadei Proton Porsche 911 1:45.084


19 67 NGT Villamil Orti MAC Porsche 996 1:45.103


20 28 GT Felbermayr/Felbermayr RWS Porsche 911 1:45.292


21 36 GT Monteiro&Monteiro Estoril Porsche 911 1:45.409


22 27 GT Sabatini/Spinelli Autorlando Porsche 911 1:45.448


23 8 GT Vuillaume/Meloni/Esteves Haberthur Porsche 911 1:45.554


24 53 NGT Chereau/Arhle Larbre Porsche 996 1:46.675


25 66 NGT Frigerio/Rapetti MAC Porsche 996 1:47.115


26 32 GT Werner/Piattier Seikel Porsche 911 1:47.700


27 19 GT Euser/Vann Marcos Marcos Mant 1:55.220


28 77 NGT Höfer/Riccitelli/Willems RWS Porsche 996 1:59.481

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