Navarra FIA GT: Reiter Lamborghini takes pole in wet session

Stefan Rosina sealed pole position for the fifth round of the FIA GT Series in a wet qualifying session at Navarra

Navarra FIA GT: Reiter Lamborghini takes pole in wet session

The Slovakian's team-mate in the Blancpain Reiter Lamborghini, Marc Basseng, had set the fastest time in the first segment of qualifying to put the pair through to superpole.

Thanks to being last on a drying circuit, Rosina was able to edge out Edward Sandstrom's WRT Audi by 0.065s. Sandstrom's team-mate Oliver Jarvis was close behind, as he made his FIA GT Series debut, deputising for Rene Rast.

Alvaro Parente was once again quick in his Sebastien Loeb Racing McLaren, taking fourth position ahead of the top Pro-Am qualifier, series debutant Michael Ammermuller in the Novadriver Audi.

Caca Bueno was the best of the BMWs for Team Brazil in sixth. Championship leaders Stephane Ortelli and Laurens Vanthoor could only manage seventh quickest, after Ortelli spun his WRT Audi on his first of two flying laps.

Michele Rugolo was impressive to take eighth place in his AF Corse Ferrari, despite being in the Gentleman Trophy class.

He outqualified championship outsider Alon Day, as neither he nor new team-mate Stef Dusseldorp could find pace in HTP's Mercedes SLS.

The final car meant to go through to superpole was the RJN Nissan of Alex Buncombe and Lucas Ordonez.

Both drivers showed pace, but Ordonez lost power approaching the end of the lap, and only got as far as the pitlane entry before the car went up in smoke, ending his involvement in qualifying.

Pos Drivers Team/Car Time Gap 1. Rosina/Basseng Reiter Lamborghini 1m49.595s 2. Stippler/Sandstrom WRT Audi 1m49.660s +0.065s 3. Mayr-Melnhof/Jarvis WRT Audi 1m49.670s +0.075s 4. Loeb/Parente Loeb McLaren 1m49.746s +0.151s 5. Campanico/Ammermuller Novadriver Audi 1m49.776s +0.181s 6. Khodair/Bueno Brazil BMW 1m49.939s +0.344s 7. Ortelli/Vanthoor WRT Audi 1m50.087s +0.492s 8. Sdanewitsch/Rugolo AF Ferrari 1m50.385s +0.790s 9. Day/Dusseldorp HTP Mercedes 1m50.392s +0.797s 10. Buncombe/Ordonez RJN Nissan 11. Chandhok/Buurman Vita4One BMW 1m50.293s Q2 12. Cunha/Stumpf Rodrive Lamborghini 1m50.314s Q2 13. Demoustier/Tappy Von Ryan McLaren 1m50.367s Q2 14. Simonsen/Afanasiev HTP Mercedes 1m50.468s Q1 15. Tweraser/Proczyk GRT Lamborghini 1m50.522s Q2 16. Abreu/Jimenez Brazil BMW 1m50.814s Q2 17. Doherty/Reip RJN Nissan 1m51.067s Q2 18. Zuber/Parisy Loeb McLaren 1m51.137s Q2 19. Ebrahim/Sladecka India BMW 1m51.339s Q1 20. Haupt/Matzke HTP Mercedes 1m52.202s Q1 
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