Draft and Ferrari take pole position 24 Hours of Spa


The Ferrari 488 GT3 #55 will be on the first position of the grid of the 24 Hours of Spa thanks to the time achieved by the briton James Calado in the session of Superpole. The official pilot of Ferrari has stopped the clock in 2:17.390 in one of its two turns launched, registration has served to overcome by 57 thousandths to the Lamborghini Hurricane GT3 #63 driven by the Italian Mirko Bortolotti. The third position has been for the Audi R8 #2, although this position remains under doubt due to the open investigation by the commissioners to overcome Vervisch track limits.

Two laps, zero errors, and a position between the first 20 positions of the grill. The format of the superpole of the 24 Hours of Spa doesn’t have folds because the dispute the 20 best GT3 and usually with the fastest riders. And although the pole in a 24-Hour race has very little value, James Calado has managed to put the Ferrari 488 GT3 Kaspersky Motorsport in the first place. Behind, the Lamborghini Hurricane GRT Grasser, the GT3 of Sant’agata with official riders of the brand. The Audi R8 #2 has snuck into the party the best.

however, in fourth position ended with Laurens Vanthoor with the Porsche #117, only GT3 of the signing of Stuttgart with official drivers and real options to win. For his part, sixth ended the Audi #1 in which it competes Antonio Garcia, a position that might even improve if you eat a possible sanction on the Aston Martin #97 by not complying with the time of preparation to jump to the track, something that has not prevented the car of Oman Racing to finish in fifth place. The Mercedes #84 with Franck Perera his commanders has finished seventh, has left the Jaguar G3 piloted by Albert Costa in the eighth position.


Within the Top 10 there is still a GT3 more with Spanish pilot, the entire time that Lucas Ordóñez has finished tenth with the Nissan #23, exceeding by a narrow margin to the BMW #99 and the Audi #76. A step behind has been located Raffaele Marciello with the Mercedes #90, in a turn that also has been in doubt beyond the limits of the track. In case you receive some kind of sanction, the first to benefit from it would be the Bentley is #8 of Andy Soucek, as Soulet has placed the first Continental GT3 in the fourteenth position. The other two Bentley’s have been the sixteenth and seventeenth.

Less positive has been for the last superpole for the last Spanish rider involved, since Dani Juncadella has not been able to spend the twenty-position after finishing 1.4 seconds from the poleman. The Catalan driver has had some problem to find the pace with the Mercedes #88 and it has taken the end of the last within the superpole, that leaves you in a position of grill less positive than could be expected. In this aspect, Juncadella has remained close to at least be able to beat the Audi #17 and #25, two of the cars that have open track in the session.

Session superpole 24 Hours of Spa, the Blancpain 2017

Pos. Pilots Car Time
1 Fisichella / Cioci / Draft Ferrari 488 GT3 Kaspersky Motorsport 2:17.390
2nd Bortolotti / Engelhart / Caldarelli Lamborghini Huracán GT3 GRT Grasser +0.057
3rd Philippi / Mies / Vervisch Audi R8 LMS GT3 Team WRT +0.240
4th Star / Christensen / Vanthoor Porsche 911 GT3 Team75 Bernhard +0.284
5th Al-Harthy / Yoluc / Adam / Hankey Aston Martin Vantage GT3 Oman Racing +0.284
6th Garcia / Müller / Rast Audi R8 LMS GT3 Team WRT +0.336
7th Eriksson / Buhk / Perera Mercedes-AMG GT3 HTP Motorsport +0.469
8th Frey / Ortelli / Coast Jaguar G3 GT3 Emil Frey Jaguar +0.622
9th Alburquerque / Schmid / Salaquarda Audi R8 LMS GT3 ISR +0.657
10th Ordonez / Buncombe / Chiyo Nissan GT-R NISMO GT3 Team RJN Nissan +0.694