With a blistering lap around the Zolder track, Laurens Vanthoor took pole position for this afternoon’s Qualifying Race for the Belgian round of the 2014 Blancpain Sprint Series. The Belgian in the #1 Belgian Audi Club Team WRT Audi will share the front row of the grid with Jeroen Bleekemolen in the #28 Grasser Racing Team Lamborghini. “It was difficult to get a good lap together”, said Vanthoor. “Fortunately it was possible to get more than one quick lap in. It is always a nice feeling if you can get pole position on your home track, but now it is important to convert this into a good race result.”
Jeroen Bleekemolen admitted that he was not able to match Vanthoor’s time. “Maybe it is because Laurens knows this track inside out”, the Dutchman grinned. “We still have a good starting position, so this is a good opportunity to score big points. Since our rivals in the title fight are in 12th, this could be a good opportunity to close the gap in the points standings.”
The second row of the grid will be shared by the #2 Belgian Audi Club Team WRT Audi of René Rast and the #95 NSC Motorsports/Syntix Lamborghini of Series’ newcomer Nicky Catsburg. Pole in Silver Cup went to the #34 ROAL Motorsport BMW of David Fumanelli, who just pipped their title rivals in the #4 Belgian Audi Club Team WRT Audi. Alessandro Latif and Marc Basseng in the #5 Phoenix Racing Audi will start as first car in the Pro-Am Trophy.
The Qualifying Race for the penultimate round of the 2014 Blancpain Sprint Series starts at 14.15 CET.