Mikaël Grenier qualified 1st in Pro/Am(4th overall) for SunEnergy1 Racing at Kyalami
SUPER POLE CANCELED DUE TO BAD WEATHER STARTING GRID SET FROM PRE-QUALIFYING
Thursday, Mikaël Grenier had set the second quickest time overall and first in class during a test session. There were supposed to be qualifying sessions today and the Super Pole session and only pre-qualifying happened as the weather deteriorated to the point that the Kyalami circuit was not practical.
Official then referred to the pre-qualyifing time to determine Saturday’ starting grid for the 9 hours of Kyalami.
No. 89 Mercedes-AMG Team AKKA ASP (FRA) and driven by Raffaele Marciello (CHE) / Timur Boguslavskiy (RUS) / Jules Gounon(FRA) who also prepares the no. 75 SunEnergy1 Racing Mercedes AMG GT3 inherited the Pole Position ahead of two Ferrari Ferrari 488 GT3. Gounon having had the best time.
Mikaël Grenier came in fourth place overall ahead of the four Audi. Grenier came in first place in the Pro/Am class about eight tenths quicker than no. 33 High Class Racing Audi R8 LMS GT3.
The 9-Hour race gets underway Saturday at 5am Eastern time and can be seen on the Series YouTube channel.
Qualifying results here.
Image : Intercontinental GT Challenge