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Official release: In the Top-30 qualifying for the endurance classic, teams and drivers competed for the best grid positions in tricky weather conditions. At the wheel of the number 18 BMW M6 GT3, Augusto Farfus (BR) was the quickest BMW driver in the single-lap competition, setting a personal best time of 8:16.146 minutes. Farfus, Jesse Krohn (FI), Jörg Müller (DE) and Marco Wittmann (DE) will start from second on the grid for the Schubert Motorsport team on Saturday. Farfus just missed pole position by a gap of 1.631 seconds to the first-placed Mercedes.
Walkenhorst Motorsport’s number 999 BMW M6 GT3 clocked the second-fastest lap time for BMW: Victor Bouveng (SE), Tom Blomqvist (GB), Michele di Martino (DE) and Christian Krognes (NO), who was at the wheel during the session, finished sixth. ROWE Racing also brought one BMW M6 GT3, the number 22 car, into the top-ten. Nick Catsburg (NL) clocked the seventh-fastest time, before having to stop following an accident on his second timed lap. The BMW M6 GT3 cars number 100 and number 23 came 13th and 15th respectively.