6 Hours of Spa-Francorchamps: Glickenhaus Take Maiden Pole Position Ahead of Alpine

May 06, 2022

by Connor Kay

Olivier Pla took his Glickenhaus 007 to the team’s inaugural pole position ahead of the 6 Hours of Spa-Francorchamps, while the recently BOPd Alpine secured it’s spot on the front row courtesy of Mattheiu Vaxiviere, ahead of both Toyota entries in 3rd and 4th.

In LMP2, the Pro-Am entered AF Corse car will lead the grid away, with Alessio Rovera snatching the class pole at the last time of asking to give the team its second pole in just two races.

Behind them, the ever-present WRT team continued to look impressive, qualifying their cars second and fifth, sandwiching #22 United Autosports and Louis Deletraz-driven Prema cars. Felipe Albuquerque managed to climb the timesheets back to 3rd in class after early contact with the #34 Inter Europol car driven by ex F1 star Esteban Gutierrez.

Porsche claimed their second pole position of the season in GTE Pro, although it was Gianmaria Bruni in the #91 car who came through with a late improvement to usurp the Michael Christensen driven #92 car, which up until this point had topped every WEC session since the Prologue. Christensen finished up 0.18s off the pole time after abandoning his final lap, while the lone Corvette entry ended the session 3rd, just over a tenth further back.

As in Sebring, the pair of AF Corse Ferraris propped up the Pro field, although they were much closer than their last outing in Florida, only 0.8 and 1.1s of the pace respectively.

Ben Keating cruised to pole in his #33 TF Sport Aston Martin, leading the GTE AM class by 1.4s ahead of Sebring winners, Northwest AMR in the second Aston.

Brendon Iribe took his Team Project 1 Porsche to 3rd while the Iron Dames car, driven by substitute driver Christina Nielsen, will complete the second row of the GTE Am grid with 4th.

The 6 Hours of Spa-Francorchamps will get underway tomorrow (7th May), at 11AM UTC.

Photo Credit: Porsche Motorsport


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