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Porsche AG Team Manthey qualifying from Spa-Francorchamps

Joerg Bergmeister, Patrick Pilet and Timo Bernhard will start sixth in the no91 Porsche 991 911 RSR in GTE-Pro class © Loek Pictures | oneighturbo.com

Porsche works pilots Joerg Bergmeister and Patrick Pilet planted their Porsche 911 RSR on the sixth grid spot in the GTE-Pro class. For Saturday’s race, they share the cockpit of the no91 car with Timo Bernhard. Their works driver colleagues Marc Lieb and Romain Dumas take up the race one position behind them. The third driver in the 470 hp no92 GT racer is Richard Lietz.

Porsche AG Team Manthey qualifying from Spa-Francorchamps

From this season on, the qualifying in the WEC is conducted following a new format: For the first time, two drivers must qualify one car. The grid positions for the race are determined by the average of the two fastest timed laps of each of these drivers.

Marc Lieb, Romain Dumas and Richard Lietz will start seventh in the no92 Porsche 991 911 RSR in GTE-Pro class © Loek Pictures | oneighturbo.com

Quotes from the 6 Hours of Spa GT Qualifying

Joerg Bergmeister

“I made a small mistake in my second lap. Otherwise I could have gone a little faster. But I still pitted so that I didn’t wear the tires too much for Patrick.”

Patrick Pilet

“The car ran very steadily and that’s good for the race. We’re not too far back and I hope that we can do even better tomorrow.”

Romain Dumas

“That qualifying wasn’t perfect. But I’m sure we’ll look better in the race.”

Marc Lieb

“Our car performed better than in practice so that’s a small step in the right direction. Let’s see what tomorrow’s race brings.”

Porsche 6 Hours of Spa GT Qualifying results

GTE-Pro class

1. Makowiecki/Bell/Senna (F/GB/BRA), Aston Martin Vantage, 2:19.811 minutes
2. Bruni/Fisichella (I/I), Ferrari F458 Italia, + 0.042 seconds
3. Kobayashi/Vilander (J/SF), Ferrari F458 Italia, + 0.278
4. Turner/Mücke/Dumbreck (GB/D/GB), Aston Martin Vantage, + 0.296
5. DallaLana/Stanaway/Lamy (CAN/NZ/P), Aston Martin Vantage, + 0.430
6. Bergmeister/Pilet/Bernhard (D/F/D), Porsche 911 RSR, + 0.432
7. Lieb/Lietz/Dumas (D/A/F), Porsche 911 RSR, + 1.049

GTE-Am class

1. Nygaard/Poulsen/Simonsen (DK/DK/DK), Aston Martin Vantage, 2:21.265 minutes
2. Potolicchio/Aguas/Malucelli (I/P/I), Ferrari F458 Italia, + 0.030 seconds
3. Goethe/Hall/Campbell-Walter (D/GB/GB), Aston Martin Vantage, + 0.284
4. Bornhauser/Canal/Rees (F/F/BRA), Chevrolet Corvette, + 0.480
5. Ried/Roda/Ruberti (D/I/I), Porsche 911 GT3 RSR, + 1.425
7. Narac/Vernay (F/F), Porsche 911 GT3 RSR, + 2.156

- Porsche | Photos: © Loek Pictures – oneighturbo.com


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