Zolder Blancpain Sprint: Audi's Laurens Vanthoor takes home pole

WRT Audi driver Laurens Vanthoor claimed a home-town pole position for the Zolder round of the Blancpain Sprint Series

Zolder Blancpain Sprint: Audi's Laurens Vanthoor takes home pole

Vanthoor jumped to the top of the timesheets with a time of 1m28.580s set on his fourth lap as the end of the 10-minute final qualifying period approached.

That eclipsed Jeroen Bleekemolen's 1m28.882s in the title-challenging Grasser Lamborghini Gallardo LFII by three tenths of a second.

Vanthoor, who shares his WRT Audi R8 LMS ultra with Cesar Ramos, said: "It was difficult to get a lap together and I made some mistakes and had some problems.

"I finally got it together on my third lap and did the time on my fourth lap - it's nice to have the pole in my back yard."

Rene Rast moved up to third in the second WRT Audi at the end with a time a further tenth back, while Nicky Catsburg snatched fourth at the death aboard the Lambo Gallardo fielded by series debutant NSC Motorsports.

The HTP Motorsport Mercedes-Benz SLS AMG shared by Maximilian Gotz and Maximilian Buhk, who are one-two in the championship, ended up only 12th in Buhk's hands, 1.1s from the pole.

LEADING QUALIFIERS:

Pos Driver Team Car Time Gap
1 C.Ramos, L.Vanthoor Belgian Audi Club Team WRT Audi 1m28.580s -
2 H.Proczyk, J.Bleekemolen GRT Grasser Racing Team Lamborghini 1m28.882s 0.302s
3 E.Ide, R.Rast Belgian Audi Club Team WRT Audi 1m28.913s 0.333s
4 N.Catsburg, P.Kox NSC Motorsports Lamborghini 1m28.995s 0.415s
5 F.Onidi, G.Pantano Bhaitech McLaren 1m29.127s 0.547s
6 T.Jager, D.Baumann BMW Sports Trophy Team Schubert BMW 1m29.135s 0.555s
7 R.Rusinov, T.Enge G-Drive Racing Lamborghini 1m29.154s 0.574s
8 M.Stumpf, N.Piquet Jr. BMW Sports Trophy Team Brasil BMW 1m29.267s 0.687s
9 D.Fumanelli, S.Colombo ROAL Motorsport BMW 1m29.456s 0.876s
10 V.Abril, M.Lisowski Belgian Audi Club Team WRT Audi 1m29.517s 0.937s


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