Six AMR's doing well in Spa 24 Qualifying

Thursday, July 25, 2019

After the fun and frivolity of yesterdays cruise down to Spa Francorchamps town for the events now customary meet and greet session between the teams, drivers and race fans it was back to business today with the start of the events formal qualifying process.

Having had was something of a bruising start for the #97 Oman Racing with TF Sport Aston Martin Racing V8 Vantage GT3 earlier today in Free Practice , the Qualifying sessions have just been completed this evening to determine three quarters of the positions for the start of Saturdays race and that has seen all six cars form the AMR stable in good position in their respective classes.

With Qualifying again being staged over one Qualifying session per driver per car, all three Pro class cars have made it through to tomorrows Super Pole shoot out with the remaining three cars all being in the top four in the Pro-Am, Silver Cup and Am classes out of the remaining 72 entries.

Q1 and Q2 were both red flagged interrupted by incident involving other cars on track - all fortunately not injuring significant damage to their vehicles but enough to delay the proceedings by nearly half an hour by the time Q4 had finished.

With Spa also experiencing very high track and air temperatures this week, thunderstorms are being predicted for some stage of the event with possible rain even arriving during the night practice that is now taking place.

Salih Yoluc unfortunately had an 'off' in the #97 car which caused sizeable front end damage to the car that appears to be running absolutely fine at the moment after Charlie Eastwood and Nicki Thiim both posted times to raise the cars position up to P4 in Pro-Am.

Ross Gunn is clearly looking forward to his 2019 excursion into the event, this time in the #188 Am Class Garage 59 car as he posted the second quickest time in the class to elevate that car also up to P4 in class.

The Silver Cup entered #762 R-Motorsport car of Ricky Collard, Hugo de Sadeleer, Aaro Vainio and Ferdinand Habsburg completed their Qualifying process to finish P30 overall and P3 in class.

That leaves the Pro entered #59 Garage 59 car of Jonny Adam, Andrew Watson and Come Ledogar and both #62 and #76 R-Motorsport cars of Maxime Martin, Matt Parry and Matthieu Vaxivierre with Marvin Kirchhofer, Jake Dennis and Alex Lynn to tough it out in tomorrows Superpole to determine the position of the top twenty starters.

Is this the year for Aston Martin Racing?

Photo credits - R-Motorsport / TF Sport

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