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Herberth Secures 24H Barcelona Pole

Herberth Motorsport capture back-to-back pole position at Barcelona enduro…

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Herberth Motorsport secured pole position for the Hankook 24H Barcelona, beating the WTM Racing crew by nearly a second to take their second consecutive pole at the event.

Ralf Bohn, along with Alfred and Robert Renauer, led the way across the three sessions, coming together to post a best lap of 1:46.316 behind the wheel of the No. 91 Porsche 911 GT3 R, which they share with Jurgen Haering.

They remained 0.916 seconds clear of the average time set by the No. 22 WTM Racing Ferrari 488 GT3 Evo 2020 of Georg Weiss, Leonard Weiss, Nicolas Varrone, Daniel Keilwitz and Indy Dontje.

The Rinaldi Racing-run Ferrari sat outside of the top ten by the end of the first session, but recovered thanks in part to a rapid lap by Varrone.

The Argentinean, who races for Rinaldi in the European Le Mans Series, who set the quickest outright lap across all session with a 1:47.971.

That allowed the team to leapfrog a returning Poulsen Racing crew, whose No. 14 BMW M4 GT3 is driven by former FIA World Endurance Championship drivers Kristian Poulsen and Christoffer Nygaard alongside Roland Poulsen and Alfred Nilsson.

CP Racing’s No. 85 Mercedes-AMG GT3 Evo, which won the previous round at Portimao, qualified fourth with a crew consisting of Charles Putman, Charles Espenlaub, Joe Foster and Shane Lewis.

They beat out defending series champions and Mugello winners ST Racing, with Samantha Tan, Nick Wittmer and Bryson Morris joined at Barcelona by Fanatec GT World Challenge America powered by AWS racer Steven Aghakhani.

Dinamic Motorsports’ No. 54 Porsche took sixth ahead of Huber Racing and Hofor Racing, respectively.

JUTA Racing’s No. 71 Audi R8 LMS GT3 Evo took ninth, while Michael Doppelmayr, Pierre Kaffer, Elia Erhart and Swen Herberger completed the top ten in the No. 18 Phoenix Racing Audi.

Pole position in the two-car GT4 class went to the No. 444 Senkyr Motorsport BMW M4 GT4 driven by Samuel Vetrak, Marian Biz, Petr Svantner, Ladislav Smucr and Richard Gonda.

The Hankook 24H Barcelona kicks off Saturday at 1:00 p.m. CEST (7 a.m. ET).

RESULTS: Qualifying



Davey Euwema is Sportscar365's European Editor. Based in The Netherlands, Euwema covers the FIA World Endurance Championship, European Le Mans Series and Fanatec GT World Challenge Europe powered by AWS, among other series.

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