Kuno Wittmer gives AWA Racing second Pole position at Daytona with a stunning lap


It looks as if we were to have a Canadian team and McLaren front row start in Michelin Pilot Challenge GS class early on during qualifying as AWA Racing and Motorsports in Action stood 1-2 at the top of the timesheet.

That was until two Audi R8 GT4 squeezed in between the two McLaren teams to relegate Motorsports In Action to a fourth place starting grid in the second half of the session.

But for the second year in a row, Kuno Wittmer and AWA Racing took Pole Position.

Kuno Wittmer was in charge of qualifying the the #13 McLaren 570S GT4 for AWA Racing where as Spencer Pigot was at the wheel of the #3 McLaren 570S GT4.

On his third lap, Wittmer registered a time of 1:52.773 that was 0.629 second quicker than second place Andrew Davis (1:53.402) driving the #8 McCann Racing Audi R8 GT4 and 1.091 seconds faster than third place finisher James Vance’s teammate Alex Papadopulos (1:53.864) driving the #83 FASTMD Racing Audi R8 GT4. Spencer Pigot (1:53.890) missing third place by only 0.026 second.

#59 KohR Motorsports with which Kyle Marcelli competes will start in 22nd place with their Ford Mustang GT4.

#33 Bryan Herta Autosport w/ Curb Agajanian Hyundai Elantra N TCR

In the TCR class, Robert Noaker scored a pole position for Atlanta Speedwerks setting a time of 1:58.530 at the wheel of his Honda Cvic FK7 TCR. Second place went to Tim Lewis in the Alfa Romeo Giulietta Veloce TCR only 0.025 second behind with a time of 1:58.716. Third place on the grid will be #19 VAN DER STEUR RACING Hyundai Veloster N TCR of R. van der Steur / D. Dupont as Rory van der Steur’s best time was 1:59.428.

Mark Wilkins’s teammate, Harry Gottsacker, qualified the Hyundai Elantra with a time of 2:01.093 which gives them 10th place on the starting grid.

Michelin Pilot Challenge qualifying results

The 4-hour BMW Endurance Challenge at Daytona will be held tomorrow afternoon with a scheduled start at 1:25pm.

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