Spanish GT Qualifying – Jarama
The first race of the weekend will be today later – writes Sergio Fonseca (weather permitting - see below).

SEAT touring car driver Jordi Géne set the best lap of the day and claimed the pole position for the first race. But in the second qualifying no one could match Meycom's Marcos LM600 (below) driven by Angél de Castro.

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The brand new SEAT Cupra GT (below) set a fantastic second best time for the second race. Nice surprise.

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The Balfe Mosler was fourth fastest in session 1 – and in session 2 later in the day. “We are pleased with fourth as we had to start from scratch here with no previous data or set-up,” said Balfe. “The other teams have all been here before and the cars in front of us have a lot more horsepower than we do.”

In the GTB class, Ferrari 360 Modena Challenge cars were dominant. Luiz Perez de Sala made the pole time for the first leg and Saenz Merino did the same for the second leg.

1st Qualifying
1- Vivanços / Gene - SEAT Toledo GT 1'33.401
2- De Castro / Burgueno - Marcos LM 600 1'34.084
3- Euser / van Dongen - Marcos LM 600 1'34.248
4- Balfe / Taylor - Mosler MT 900R 1'35.803
5- Breyner / Breyner - Porsche 911 GT2 1'37.069
6- Villarroel / Fernandez - Porsche 911 GT2 1'37.968
7- Reyes / Maurel - SEAT Toledo GT 1'38.463
8- Pais do Amaral / Couceiro - Porsche 911 GT3-Rs 1'39.287
9- Cerqueda / Perez Sala - Ferrari 360 Modena Challenge 1'39.562 [1ºGTB]
10- Villalba / Gutierrez - Porsche 911 GT3-Rs 1'39.636

2nd Qualifying
1- De Castro / Burgueno - Marcos LM 600 1'34.650
2- Valero / Aspar - SEAT Cupra GT 1'35.971
3- Breyner / Breyner - Porsche 911 GT2 1'36.513
4- Balfe / Taylor - Mosler MT 900R 1'36.760
5- Villalba / Gutierrez - Porsche 911 GT3-Rs 1'36.776
6- Reyes / Maurel - SEAT Toledo GT 1'36.944
7- Pais do Amaral / Couceiro - Porsche 911 GT3-Rs 1'37.055
8- Vivanços / Gene - SEAT Toledo GT 1'37.108
9- Euser / van Dongen - Marcos LM 600 1'37.111
10- Villarroel / Fernandez - Porsche 911 GT2 1'37.149
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12- Saenz Merino - Ferrari 360 Modena Challenge 1'40.243 [1ºGTB]
13- Bastos / Paes - Porsche 911 GT3 Cup 1'40.317
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18- Névoa / Luigi - Ferrari 360 Modena N-GT 1'42.077
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22- Terenas / Peres - Porsche 911 GT3 Cup 1'43.692
23- Gallego / Villar - Porsche 911 GT3 Cup 1'44.346.

And then the rain came down - buckets of the stuff. We'll wait and see whether the first race race could be run as per the schedule.... Ah, with two and a half feet of water on the track at one point, the first race was postponed until tomorrow.

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