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Catsburg Tops Pre-Qualifying In Walkenhorst BMW

The #34 Walkenhorst BMW of Nicky Catsburg emerged fastest in this afternoon’s pre-qualifying session at Spa-Francorchamps.

The 2015 race winner posted a 2m17.445s lap to lead the second outing of the day, beating Felipe Fraga (#88 Mercedes-AMG Team AKKA ASP) by 0.498s.

The #78 Barwell Lamborghini placed third in the hands of Patrick Kujala, topping the Silver Cup in the process with a 2m18.055s. The British squad will look to defend its 2019 class victory this weekend with an all-new driver line-up.

With the next three spots occupied by the #9 K-PAX Bentley, the #72 SMP Ferrari and the #66 Audi Sport Team Attempto, six different brands were represented among the top-six in pre-qualifying. A further two, Lamborghini and Porsche, joined them among the overall top-10.

The Pro-Am class was led by the #991 Herberth Porsche thanks to a 2m19.309s lap from Robert Renauer, which was good enough for 23rd overall. The #26 Sainteloc Audi topped the Am Cup, Steven Palette’s effort placing it 46th overall. Full session times can be viewed here.

All 56 entrants ran during pre-qualifying. An early red flag halted proceedings for several minutes when the #52 AF Corse Ferrari came to a stop at turn 15, after which there were no further interruptions.