Saturday 10 September 2011

1.000 Km Silverstone: LM GTE : Farfus and Armindo on pole

LM GTE : Farfus and Armindo on pole

Ferrari did not have a great qualifying session as BMW was quickest in LM GTE Pro and Porsche in LM GTE Am thanks to Augusto Farfus and Nicolas Armindo respectively.

In GTE Pro, pole changed hands on several occasions. Wolf Henzler (Imsa Performance Matmut Porsche 997), Fred Makowiecki (Luxury Racing Ferrari F458 Italia), Marc Lieb (Felbermayr-Proton team Porsche 997) and Toni Vilander (AF Corse Ferrari F458 GTC) took it in turns to top the time sheets, until Augusto Farfus (no. 5 BMW Motorsport M3) put the issue beyond doubt with a time of 2m 01.786S followed by team-mate Andy Priaulx in 2m 02.066s giving the Munich manufacturer a double.

In LM GTE Am, only Patrick Long (Proton Competition Porsche 997) was able to match the pace of Nicolas Armindo (Imsa Performance Matmut Porsche 997) who took pole in 2m 04.028s.

Photo: DPPI.

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