Porsche 911 GT3 R on second grid row at Spa-Francorchamps

24 Hours of Spa 2017 – Super Pole

The Porsche 911 GT3 R fielded by KÜS Team75 Bernhard takes up the long-distance classic at Spa-Francorchamps from fourth place. In Friday’s Super Pole – the final qualifying session for the 20 best vehicles – local hero Vanthoor (Belgium) clocked the fourth quickest time with 2:17.674 minutes. In the evenly-balanced field, the 500 hp 911 with the starting number 117, which Vanthoor shares with Kévin Estre (France) and Michael Christensen (Denmark), again improved on Thursday’s qualifying time and takes up this year’s 24 Hours of Spa perfectly prepared.

The #912 Porsche 911 GT3 R campaigned by Herberth Motorsport narrowly missed out on the Super Pole qualifying. Nevertheless, the Porsche Young Professional Mathieu Jaminet (France), who shares driving duties with Sven Müller, Ralf Bohn (both Germany) as well as Daniel Allemann (Switzerland), was the second fastest qualifier in the Pro-Am category and has excellent prospects to lock out a podium spot.

911 GT3 R (117), KÜS Team75 Bernhard, practice, 24 hours of Spa, 2017, Porsche AG
911 GT3 R (117), KÜS Team75 Bernhard, practice, 24 hours of Spa, 2017, Porsche AG

Herberth Motorsport’s second Porsche 911 GT3 R entry posted the ninth quickest qualifying time in the Pro-Am class. With the time intervals so close, Marc Lieb, Alfred and Robert Renauer as well as Jürgen Häring (all Germany) take up the tradition-steeped race in Belgium feeling optimistic.

A total of 215 drivers and 63 vehicles head off into this year’s 24 Hours of Spa on Saturday at 16.30 hours.

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