MC12 top in pre-qualifying
Heading everyone was the No.2 MC12 crewed by Ramos/Müller/Van De Poele/Lamy who stopped the clock at 2:17.111. This time was good enough to beat the Corvette Z06 from Selleslagh Racing (2:17.563). In third was the No.33 Maserati driven by Pier Guidi/Lemeret/Vosse/Rosenblad (2:18.031), with fourth taken by the No.1 car of Bartels/Bertolini/Sarrazin/Negraõ (2:18.619). The first of the three stints that will decide the starting grid gets underway at 19.30. Session two starts at 21.45 with the final workout timed for 22.45.
|01||2||Ramos/Müller/Lamy/Van De Poele||Maserati MC12||2:17.111|
|07||40||Leinders/Kuppens/Doncker||Ford GT (001 PT GT1)||2:19.503|
Free practice in the rain
Heavy rain fell at the beginning and again at the end of the ninety-minute workout. Obviously, in between the downpours the track had a chance to dry out a little, so much so that some cars mounted slicks just before the second drenching. However, the surface was quite damp throughout. The No.1Maserati MC12 clocked the second best time (2:23.924) while car 33 finished fifth on the timesheet (2:24.363) and car No.2 sixth.
|06||2||Ramos/Müller/Lamy/Van De Poele||Maserati MC12||2:24.576|
|08||40||Leinders/Kuppens/Doncker||Ford GT (001 PT GT1)||2:31.480|
|09||11||Dierick/Van Damm/Van Der Zwaan/Van Der Zwaan||Saleen S7 Twin Turbo||2:41.573|