Lauck and Ockey top Lamborghini World Finals Saturday qualifying

Manuel Lauck and Damon Ockey set the pace in the two Saturday morning qualifying sessions for the Lamborghini World Finals at Vallelunga

Lauck and Ockey top Lamborghini World Finals Saturday qualifying

In the first of the two 20-minute shootouts, Dorr Motorsport's Lauck topped the timings. His quickest effort of 1m32.861s was 0.150s faster than Raffaele Giannoni's lap.

The session had a brief pause for a red flag and with three minutes remaining Lauck attempted to go quicker, but just fell short on his final two runs.

Third faster was Dream Racing's Ryan Hardwick who was marginally ahead of Konrad Motorsport's Christopher Bruck.

The two US Race Tronics Huracans were next up with Ockey just 0.019s ahead of his team-mate Brian Thienes. Shea Holbrook, Davide Roda, Nicolas Gomar and Glauco Solieri rounded out the top 10.

In the first session for the Lamborghini Cup, P1 Motorsport's Brett Meredith was clear of the opposition. He posted a 1m33.951s lap, 0.406s ahead of Dream Racing's Justin Price. Third in the LC class was YH Racing's Takamichi Matsuda.

After a brief pause, the second session for the AM and LC race was held to form the grid for the race.

It was Ockey this time who set the quickest time - a 1m32.907s, faster than Ryan Hardwick's Dream Racing-run Huracan by 0.254s.

Raffaele Giannoni put in another strong run to set the third fastest time ahead of Davide Road and Florian Scholze.

After qualifying tenth for race one, Glauco Solieri improved his grid position for race two with the sixth quickest time, fractionally ahead of Cameron Cassels.

It was also very tight in the timings for the Lamborghini Cup class, the pace-setter for race two was Daijiro Yoshihara who set a 1m33.878s lap, just 0.006s quicker than Brett Meredith.

Third in class was Dream Racing's Justin Price.

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