Qualifying: Gollin sets pole

BMS Scuderia Italia Ferrari 550 driver Fabrizio Gollin set a time nearly a second quicker than any of his rivals could manage on his way to pole position for this weekend's Spa-Francorchamps 24 Hours race. The Italian set the time in the first of the three qualifying sessions

Qualifying: Gollin sets pole

Robert Lechner Jr was next up in the Konrad Motorsports Saleen ahead of the FIA GT Championship leading Ferrari of Matteo Bobbi and Thomas Biagi.

There is still some doubt as to whether the Bobbi/Biagi car will actually start the race however after Biagi clouted the wall at Les Combes, right at the end of the final qualifying session causing massive damage to the 550 Maranello.

The Jamie Campbell-Walter/Nathan Kinch/Bas Leinders/Rob Schirle will have to start at the back of the grid after it pulled out of qualifying. This too was thanks to accident damage picked up in free practice when Leniders crashed at La Source.

Cappellari/Gollin/Bryner/Calderari Ferrari 550 Maranello 2m15.718s
Konrad/van de Poele/Seiler/Lechner Jr Saleen S7-R 2m16.654s
Biagi/Bobbi/Livio/Bonaldi Ferrari 550 Maranello 2m16.777s
Alliot/Kumpen/Hezemans/Hart Chrysler-Viper GTS-R 2m17.072s
Sterckx/Piccini/Lancieri/Pickering Lister Storm 2m17.283s
Goosens/A van der Zwaan/R van der Zwaan/Abbelen Chrysler-Viper GTS-R 2m18.149s

Davis/Turner/Smith Ferrari 360 Modena 2m22.691s
Mullen/Burt/Kirkaldy Ferrari 360 Modena 2m23.028s
Ortelli/Lieb/Dumas Porsche 996 GT3-RS 2m23.247s

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