BTCS Qualifying – Spa, June 9
Qualifying for the 12 hours of Spa took place under a bright sky and bright sunshine. Living a weekend at Spa without rain feels a bit strange…

The upset concerning the weight of the Renault Mégane Trophy during the BTCS at Zolder didn’t seem to bother the Mégane drivers. Kurt Mollekens took the pole position for the Spa 12 hours on Friday afternoon. The Silhouette cars dominated both sessions of qualifying with the Hemroulle / Verbergt Audi in second, Slaus / Lupant / Palttala in the BMW in third, the second of the Méganes in fourth and the Jaguar of van de Poele (Eric, left) completing the top 5.

The first of the GT-cars (6th overall) was the surprising First Motorsport Porsche 996 Supercup of Van Delm / Verbist / Soulet. Even the experienced crew of Goossens (below) / Duez / van de Wauwer did not manage to beat this crew.

Championship leaders Vanbellingen / Fumal and Damine Coens were only 10th after engine worries.

The Brits finally numbered four in qualifying; Chad Racing entered a second Porsche for Hartshorne / Allan / James while Greensall and Dockerill drive the team’s other Porsche. “We had some tyre worries, but we’re confident for the race. The Porsche is made for endurance racing,” said Nigel Greensall after qualifying.

Surprisingly fast was the BMW E46 M3 of Wright / Redhouse / Walker. The team took 14th overall and pole in class T5 (up to 3200 cc). “The car is brand new,” explains Howard Redhouse. “It still lacks dailysportscar sticker … Seriously, after destroying the car last year in Silverstone, we built a new car and made our debut last week in Britcar. The exterior of the car is entirely new, but we saved some of the mechanical parts. This is a first serious endurance test for us.”

The last British car is already back home. Leventis / Hardman / Minshaw will not run owing to electronic problems.

This morning a fire completely destroyed the Audi of Hemroulle / Verbergt (below).
Joost Custers

Combined Qualifying Times
1 72 Delahaye Racing VOSSE VincentBOUVY FrédéricMOLLEKENS Kurt Renault Megane Silho T6 2:30.458 2:31.599
2 3 Belgian Audi Club HEMROULLE Jean-FrançVERBERGT TimDUBOIS Franz Audi Silhouette T6 2:31.131 2:30.870
3 2 Euromaster Racing LUPANT MarcSLAUS PatrickPALTTALA Markus BMW Silhouette T6 2:31.781 2:31.126
4 71 Delahaye Racing LEMERET StéphaneLOIX DavidRADERMECKER Vincent Renault Megane Silho T6 2:31.320 2:34.664
5 5 Motorsport International CHOUVEL MartialMATHIEU PascalVAN DE POELE Eric Jaguar Xtype Silhoue T6 3:13.465 2:31.962
6 153 FirstMotorsport VAN DELM PeterVERBIST FrançoisSOULET Maxime Porsche 996 GT2 2:35.066 2:32.273
7 55 GPR Racing Pino VAN DE WAUWER Jean-PDUEZ MarcGOOSSENS Marc Porsche 997 GT2 2:32.515 2:32.530
8 1 Motorsport International THIRY JéromeDEMAN LoïcCORTHALS Pierre-Yves Jaguar Xtype Silhoue T6 2:33.387 2:32.694
9 80 CEO Racing VAN ROSSEM BertDE LAET DannyMAES Ruben Porsche GT3 Cup GT2 2:36.676 2:33.265
10 21 KS Motorsport VANBELLINGEN SteveFUMAL ArmandCOENS Damien BMW M3 T6 2:39.711 2:33.650
11 15 Chad Racing GREENSALL NigelDOCKERILL Iain Porsche GT3 GT2 2:33.822 2:34.800
12 62 GS Motorsport MUYTJENS OlivierSTEINBERG ArvidKERKHOVE Christophe Porsche 996 Cup GT2 2:34.000 2:35.451
13 9 Objectif 2.30 II ANDRE BernardDE VITS AlexandreMASSART OlivierJAMAR Eric Peugeot 407 Silhouet T6 2:41.118 2:34.611
14 96 GTS Motorsport WRIGHT StuartREDHOUSE HowardWALKER Philip BMW E46 M3 T5 2:34.830 2:36.081
15 20 Qvick Motors Racing QVICK ErikGEOFFROY ChristopheVANCAMPENHOUDT Stef Opel Astra Silhouett T6 2:34.849
16 16 Esso SMS Deal STEVENY PhilippeDE RADIGUES Didier Peugeot 406 Silhouet T6 2:38.781 2:36.005
17 44 HG Racing SOARES GéryMITIEUS MichelMITIEUS PascalLEVY Jean-Charles Porsche GT3 GT2 2:36.438 2:36.778
18 57 Protonic DESBRUERES CatherineDESBRUERES DanielDE SORDI Loris Opel Astra Silhouett T6 2:37.796 2:38.751
19 27 Monroe Racing MOURY JonathanNEF LaurentRICHARD Laurent Ferrari Modena 360 GT2 2:38.364 2:37.987
20 99 NGT Racing / Breitling COLMAN GeorgesMATON MarcVERHOEVEN Stefan Porsche 996 GT2 2:38.204 2:38.769
21 8 Objectif 2.30 ANDRE JeanGALAND BenoîtHALLYDAY DavidVERREYDT Renaud Peugeot 407 Silhouet T6 2:38.208 2:38.346
22 85 Chad Racing 2 ALLEN AndyJAMES PeteHARTSHORNE John Porsche GT2 2:38.807 2:39.404
23 88 GPR Racing TURCO FrançoisFRANCHI RenéBEULEN Bruno Porsche 996 GT2 2:41.374 2:41.031
24 22 KS Motorsport MOONENS WernerREDANT BertLUMBEECK Wim BMW M3 T6 2:41.636
25 63 GS Motorsport DE COSTER MichelBROODCOOREN PhilippeJOSTEN Mario BMW M3 T5 2:41.914 2:41.788
26 34 CTB BAUGNEE EtienneLINNERTZ StanyDALLEMAGNE BernardGRESSENS Eric BMW M3 E46 T5 2:42.080 2:43.031
27 61 GS Motorsport SCHRODER DietmarCRACCO PhilipVAN LOO Johan Porsche 996 Cup GT2 2:45.660 2:43.961
28 60 Torque Racing MENAGE PhilippeNERI FernandNERI Thomas Volvo S60 T4 2:44.642
29 33 EDM 2000 LTD HARDMAN PeterLEVENTIS NickMINSHAW Jon BMW M3 T5 2:45.326
30 90 S Racing SLUYS WardCLOET TomVANZEEBROECK Johnny Seat Leon Cupra T T5 2:47.971 2:45.561
31 75 CH Renting HECK ChristianBLAISE Jean-PierreVANNERUM Jean-PierrePONS Georges BMW M3 T5 2:48.846 2:46.322
32 4 Thierry Boutsen Racing DE PAUW CharlesVAN DEN HOVE AlainD ANSEMBOURG Christo Renault Megane Silho T6 2:47.217
33 24 European Formula Racing PAMPEL ChristopheVANDERVALK NickSTEEGMANS Harry BMW M3 T5 2:47.680 2:53.182
34 54 Pharmarôme SMITS Jean-JacquesCLEYNHENS WalterHUART Philippe Opel Astra coupé T3 2:49.619 2:51.285
35 200 Nissport VAN DER STRATEN RaphLANNAUX PhilippePECORARO LinoFRANCK Michel Nissan SX-R GT2 2:52.322 2:49.998
36 29 Petroons Racing DETAILLE Jean-MariePETROONS OlivierRENMANS RikVERHOFSTADT Eric BMW M3 T5 2:51.047 2:52.243
37 19 JM Dehaye Racing DEHAYE Jean-MarieBUYTAERT JackSCHYNS Egide VW Golf T3 2:51.607 2:51.273
38 39 Autosport.be LEYBAERT PhilippeVAN PAMEL OlivierDE CLERCK ThierryMINETTE Roger Renault Clio 16V T3 2:52.801 2:51.541
39 17 Joma Racing HEURCKMANS AmauryPLENNEVAUX MichelMAES Mathieu Alfa Romeo 156 T3 2:53.959 2:51.982
40 28 Monroe Racing TUNON GregorioNISSELIN NicolasRENARD EddyO NEILL Frédéric Ferrari Modena 360 GT2 2:52.779 2:52.226
41 87 DTC Team BADER AlainSHARP RyanBURTON Caren Renault Clio T3 2:52.517 2:54.021
42 70 Delahaye Racing BROUWERS FabriceROSOUX Pierre-YvesDE WILDE Olivier Renault Clio T3 2:52.631 2:52.919
43 351 Dub s Team DUBOIS RonnieMAILLET NathalieDE KEIJSER BenoîtDE KEIJSER Nicolas Roadster Cup T3 2:52.633 2:55.828
44 77 Wilmi Motorsport WILDERS MichelGAZ PierreMICHIELS Rudy Honda Integra T3 2:54.644 2:53.913
45 45 Surinx Racing BRUYNOGHE ErikVERBANCK Douglas Honda Civic T4 2:56.113 2:54.299
46 7 ARC Racing VAN UYTSEL JanVAN DEN ABEELE VinceDEBBAUT Werner Lotus Exige GT1 2:55.650 2:54.338
47 76 Knauf - CH Renting KNAUF XavierFERON Paul EricNOYELLE Alain BMW M3 T5 2:55.764 2:54.857
48 14 Duwo Racing DUMONT Jean-MarieBARTHE Jean-ClaudeSCHMIT FredericDEMUTH Nico BMW M3 E46 T5 2:54.926
49 59 D.S.B. Racing Team DE SAEGER XavierDE SAEGER DidierSCHMITZ Michel Renault Clio RS T3 3:17.192 2:55.251
50 94 Zen Racing GHILLEBAERT JohnBONNEEL Philippe Mini Cooper T3 2:55.450 2:56.753
51 78 ADS Racing PESTIAUX DominiqueBOULANGER Jean-LucTHELEN Marc Renault Clio T3 2:56.013 2:57.681
52 98 ADS BRUGMA ThierryMORLET JacquesDOMS SergeGRISAR Filip Renault Clio T3 2:56.523 2:57.361
53 42 Speed Action Team VOET ChristianVAN DEN BROECK BartBOVY SarahSEGHERS Tom Renault Clio T3 3:00.978 2:57.112
54 12 Duwo Racing PACKEISEN UlliKOSSMEHL MarioSCHMIT Nicolas BMW 130 i T5 2:57.185 2:58.536
55 67 Red 5 Racing VAN OBBERGEN ThomasUBEDA SébastienSCHMOOK Jan Renault Clio Cup T3 2:59.277 2:57.648
56 73 Spork Racing DE LANNOY RonnyADRIAENSSENS HermanVAN RIEL PhilippeADRIAENSSENS Jimmy VW Golf IV T3 2:58.042 2:57.922
57 93 Brother Racing Team DE HOEN RobertSCHAEDE RolfHOUBBEN DidierMATOT Robert Renault Clio T3 3:04.703 2:58.142
58 86 Team 86 WINTER BobVAN HOOF MarcVAN HOOF Frédéric VW Polo 16V T3 2:58.399 4:14.226
59 79 Hamron HRT RONCHAIL AlainDUTHOIT EricRONCHAIL Gilles Ford Escort T4 3:01.849 2:59.464
60 30 www.24HDubai.com WILLEMS GerrieBREUKERS Ivo Seat Leon T3 3:00.136 3:00.016
61 206 LCM CULOT LaurentWILIQUET PatrickDESTRUMENT Jean-Pier Peugeot 206 RC T3 3:06.351 3:01.962
62 111 Ice Pol VAN DAMME PatrickMISSAULT LaurentEYCKEN EdmondWEINBERG Jacques Honda Civic T2 3:37.829 3:03.517
63 18 Team Eighteen RONVEAUX Jean-DidierCLERMONT DidierDEJARDIN Eric BMW M3 T5 3:07.368 3:04.714
64 40 Surinx Racing MANIET StéphaneVAN ROMPAY MarcPHILIPPAERTS RudiMEYS Rigo Honda Civic T2 3:08.232 3:05.903
65 47 A+ Projects VAN DE PLAS TomVANBENEDEN Dimitri Toyota Yaris T2 3:09.549 3:06.073
66 207 LCM DERSIN LucMELOTTE FrançoisJAMAR RonaldBEAUMONT Thierry Peugeot 206 RC T3 3:09.936 3:06.732
67 82 JDR MARIN RenéDELVAUX JacquyGRIGNARD Vincent Renault Clio RS T3 3:07.857 3:07.315
68 11 No Limits Racing VANKEIRSBILCK RudiRYHEUL ChristopheBOUILLON François Renault Clio T3 3:11.000 3:08.693
69 50 Campus Automobile Spa-Fra DELCOUR SylvieVERHEES Cédric Toyota Yaris T1 3:10.007 3:10.797
70 306 Koyotte Racing MOULIN GaëlPAPEIANS OlivierVAN BILLOEN PatrickCOLIN Olivier Peugeot 306 T3 3:40.746 3:11.331
71 95 Migas Racing Team DELGADO MIGUEL BrunoGABRIELS GeertKREMER NorbertTAKAHASHI Ikuma Toyota Yaris T1 3:12.224 3:12.854
72 25 Bruixola Racing BRUIXOLA OlivierCLOSE JoséBRASSEUR Michel Toyota Yaris 1300 T1 3:25.239 3:13.171
73 38 Bruixola II BUFFET DenysBUFFET JulienBERBION David Toyota Yaris T1 3:33.486 3:23.341
74 49 Gemex JORDENS JosCONINX ChrisWEYENS Marcel Ford Mondeo T4 3:23.538
75 36 ELR HEIN MarkALLAN Dave Honda Civic T3 3:52.015 3:45.901
76 46 Sorex QUARTIER JoDE BARGIGLI Roland BMW M3 T5

 

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