Qualifying: Saleen takes pole

The Saleen S7-R of Franz Konrad, Toni Seiler and Jean-Marc Gounon has claimed pole position for the third round of the FIA GT Championship at the Enna-Perguse circuit in Italy.

Qualifying: Saleen takes pole

The Saleen outpaced the BMS Scuderia Ferrari 550 Maranello of Luca Cappelari and Fabrizio Gollin by 0.251s to claim the top spot.

Thomas Erdos and Mike Newton suffered mixed fortunes in their Graham Nash Saleen. The pair had just claimed the third fastest time when the car slid wide on a kerb, causing it to turn sharply left and spear hard into the tyre wall. The car was effectively destroyed, and the participation of the duo in the race looks in doubt.

Mike Hezemans and Anthony Kumpen qualified their Force One Racing Viper fourth, ahead of the works Lister Storm of Jamie Campbell-Walter and Nathan Kinch. Championship leaders Thomas Biagi and Matteo Bobbi overcame 80kg of success ballast to place their BMS Scuderia Ferrari sixth on the grid.

In the N-GT class, Veloqx drivers Jamie Davis and Tim Mullen set the pace, and will start from 14th overall, ahead of the similar Ferrari 360 Modena of Barcelona winners Andrea Bertolini and Fabrizio De Simone. Kelvin Burt and Darren Turner will start third in class in their Veloqx Ferrari.

Konrad/Seiler/Gounon Saleen S7-R 1m34.939s
Cappellari/Gollin Ferrari 550 Maranello 1m35.190s
Erdos/Newton Saleen S7-R 1m35.210s
Hezemans/Kumpen Chrysler Viper GTS-R 1m35.307s
Campbell-Walter/Kinch Lister Storm 1m35.710s
Biagi/Bobbi Ferrari 550 Maranello 1m35.712s

Davies/Mullen Ferrari 360 Modena 1m39.724s
Bertolini/De Simone Ferrari 360 Modena 1m39.747s
Burt/Turner Ferrari 360 Modena 1m39.086s

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