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Belgium on Pole for Both Qualifying Races

Charles Weerts, Mike den Tandt fastest to put Belgium on pole for both qualifying races…

Photo: Dirk Bogaerts/SRO

Belgium will start both FIA GT Nations Cup qualifying races on pole after Mike den Tandt and Charles Weerts went quickest in both qualifying sessions on Friday afternoon.

The pair set the pace in their WRT-prepared Audi R8 LMS GT3, with a best lap time of 2:00.136 coming from Weerts.

Den Tandt will start this evening’s first qualifying race from pole while Weerts will line up at the front of the field for the second race on Saturday morning. 

Results from both qualifying races will go on to decide the grid for Saturday evening’s main race at Bahrain International Circuit.

Christopher Buncombe put the United Kingdom entry second on the grid for Race 1, followed by Argentina and Turkey on the second row.

Denmark will start Race 2 from second position, with Turkey and France in third and fourth.

All 18 cars qualified in both sessions, following delayed arrivals for three entries putting their chances of entry in doubt.

The first qualifying race will get underway at 7:30 p.m. local time and is streamed live on the FIA GT Nations Cup website.

RESULTS: Qualifying 1
RESULTS: Qualifying 2

Jake Kilshaw is a UK-based journalist. He is a graduate of Politics and International Relations.

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