Sharp grabs provisional pole at Spa 24-Hours

Aberdeen’s Ryan Sharp, driving his JetAlliance Aston Martin DBR9, grabbed provisional pole position for the fifth round of the FIA GT World Championship, the Spa 24-Hours in Belgium.

The 29-year-old from Aberdeen, partnered by Austrian Karl Wendlinger, lapped the Belgian Grand Prix circuit at Spa-Francorchamps in his JetAlliance Aston Martin DB9 in a best of  2mins 14.581secs, 0.174s clear of the Selleslagh Racing Corvette Z.06. 

In the highly-competitive GT2 class, the No51 AF Corse Ferrari F430 claimed provisional pole, just over a quarter of a second ahead of the No77 BMS Scuderia Italia Ferrari

Fifer Andrew Kirkaldy was the fastest Scot in GT2, clocking 2:22.490 in the lead CR Scuderia Ferrari F430GT to be 15th overall and fourth-fastest GT2 car. The sister Ferrari of Gordon Shedden and Chris Niarchos was 19th overall and eighth GT2 car with a best lap of 2:23.176.

Just ahead of Shedden was the Scuderia Ecosse car driven by Jamie Davies. The Winchburgh-based team, led by Stewart Roden, clocked a best of 2:23.038 to be seventh-quickest GT2 and 17th overall.


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