FFF Lamborghini Crew Takes Barcelona Pole by 0.009s – Sportscar365

Image: Patrick Hecq/SRO Mirko Bortolotti, Marco Mapelli and Andrea Caldarelli claimed their fourth pole of

Image: Patrick Hecq/SRO

Mirko Bortolotti, Marco Mapelli and Andrea Caldarelli claimed their fourth pole of the Fanatec GT Environment Challenge Europe run by AWS Stamina Cup period just after narrowly beating the No. 88 AKKA-ASP Mercedes-AMG crew by .009 seconds.

The drivers of the No. 63 Orange1 FFF Racing Crew Lamborghini Huracan GT3 Evo posted an regular time of 1:44.814 throughout the 3 15-moment periods at Barcelona to continue their extraordinary 2021 qualifying variety at the closing spherical of the season.

The Lamborghini manufacturing facility trio experienced already scored poles at Monza, Paul Ricard and the Nürburgring prior to this weekend’s party.

Pole at Barcelona extra a one level to their Endurance Cup haul, lowering their deficit to leaders Alessandro Pier Guidi, Nicklas Nielsen and Appear Ledogar to 16 details.

FFF topped qualifying in the facial area of a late surge from Jules Gounon who virtually snatched the top rated place in the AKKA-ASP Mercedes-AMG GT3 Evo.

Bortolotti had a spin on one of his laps but recovered to post a traveling lap that went practically 50 percent a next distinct of Gounon’s co-driver Raffaele Marciello and 3rd-put Marvin Dienst of Silver Cup staff Toksport WRT.

Mapelli then concluded major of the periods in Q2, a pair of tenths forward of Felipe Fraga in the No. 88 Mercedes, in advance of Gounon responded with the speediest lap of the early morning in the final run.

The Frenchman’s 1:44.528 energy brought AKKA-ASP to within a hundredth of a 2nd of the FFF Lamborghini, but wasn’t plenty of to usurp the top automobile.

GPX Racing’s Matt Campbell, Earl Bamber and Mathieu Jaminet experienced third in the No. 22 Porsche 911 GT3 R with a 1:45.232 combined time.

They will share the second row of the grid with the Toksport WRT Mercedes pushed by Dienst, Berkay Besler and Oscar Tunjo who claimed the Silver Cup pole in addition to an remarkable in general starting location.

Dinamic Motorsport’s Porsche pushed by Klaus Bachler, Christian Engelhart and Matteo Cairoli finished the best five.

Pier Guidi, Nielsen and Ledogar certified 11th in their championship-foremost No. 51 Iron Lynx Ferrari 488 GT3 Evo 2020, one place guiding their primary rivals Dries Vanthoor and Charles Weerts, who are sharing the No. 32 Staff WRT Audi R8 LMS GT3 Evo with Robin Frijns this weekend.

WRT represented the speediest Audi in the 46-car or truck subject, although Ferrari’s top entry was the No. 71 Iron Lynx car pushed by Alessio Rovera, Callum Ilott and Antonio Fuoco who qualified sixth, in front of the No. 4 Haupt Racing Crew Mercedes-AMG.

Emil Frey Racing’s No. 114 Lamborghini which integrated the returning Jack Aitken took eighth on the grid, even though AKKA-ASP’s Silver Cup Mercedes finished up ninth.

Pole in the Pro-Am group went to Sky-Tempesta Racing’s Rino Mastronardi, Jonathan Hui and Chris Froggatt, who leads the course championship standings.

Their common time of 1:46.245 edged out the SPS Automotive Efficiency Mercedes-AMG of Dominik Baumann, Valentin Pierburg and Martin Konrad by much less than a tenth.

The factory-operate BMW M4 GT3 clocked the 17th-speediest ordinary to qualify inside the best 20 for its GTWC Europe debut in advance of its world-wide client rollout future calendar year.

Final results: Qualifying (combined)


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Daniel Lloyd is a Uk-primarily based reporter for Sportscar365, masking the FIA World Endurance Championship, GT Entire world Problem Europe run by AWS and the IMSA WeatherTech SportsCar Championship, among the other sequence.