Qualifying: Kristensen's pole

Five-times Le Mans 24 Hours winner Tom Kristensen took pole position for Sunday's Spa 1000kms on his return to the cockpit of an Audi R8.

Qualifying: Kristensen's pole

Kristensen set his time of 2m14.889secs on intermediate tyres late in the session to beat the similarly-shod Franck Lagorce's Courage-Peugeot by 2.762secs, with Japanese Hayanari Shimoda putting the LMP675-class DBA-Zytek he shares with Andy Wallace third.

Championship leaders Jan Lammers and John Bosch will start fourth in their Racing for Holland Dome-Mugen, with the sister car of Beppe Gabbiani and Felipe Ortiz fifth.

Cor Euser was sixth fastest to take the GT class pole, with the Alfa Romeo-powered Lucchini of Massimo Saccomanno/Fabio Mancini/Gianni Collini the fastest of the SRII prototypes.

Tomorrow's race, which incorporates rounds of both the FIA Sportscar and British GT Championships, starts at 1150 (BST).




Tom Kristensen/Seiji Ara (Audi R8), 2m14.889s
Stephane Sarrazin/Franck Lagorce (Courage-Peugeot), 2m17.651s
Hayanari Shimoda/Andy Wallace (DBA4-03S-Zytek), 2m18.279s
Jan Lammers/John Bosch (Dome S101-Judd), 2m20.289s
Beppe Gabbiani/Felipe Ortiz (Dome S101-Judd), 2m20.630s
Justin Keen/Larry Oberto/Giovanni Lavaggi (Lola -Judd), 2m21.649s
Cor Euser/Calum Lockie/Alan Bonner (Marcos Mantara), 2m32.163s
Massimo Saccomanno/Fabio Mancini/Gianni Collini (Lucchini-Alfa), 2m32.180s
Christophe Ricard/Philipp Favre (Lucchini SR-2000), 2m33.783s
Piergiuseppe/Mirco Savoldi/Francioni Filippo (Lucchini SR-2000), 2m34.438s

*GT class
*SRII class

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