AUSTIN, Texas - Qualifying 1 started under misty skies, but Nicolai Elghanayan and the #71 Marco Polo Motorsports KTM Xbow GT4 fought the slick conditions to claim pole for Pirelli GT4 America SprintX Race 1 with a best lap time of 2:17.227 in the Silver class.
Colin Mullan and the #36 Andretti Autosport McLaren 570S GT4 will start second in the Silver class, third overall with Tim Barber and the #25 CCR Team TFB BMW M4 GT4 third in class, eighth overall.
Defending champion Matt Travis put the #47 NOLASPORT Porsche 718 Cayman GT4 on the Pro-Am pole with a flying lap of 2:17.373, and will start second overall. Jeff Burton and the #91 Rearden Racing Aston Martin Vantage GT4 will start second in class, fifth overall with Michael Dinan and the #21 Flying Lizard Aston Martin Vantage GT4 third in class, sixth overall.
Alex Welch put the #14 GMG Racing Audi R8 LMS GT4 on the Am-class pole, fourth overall, with a 2:17.963 fastest lap. Sean Gibbons and the #7 NOLASPORT Porsche 718 Cayman GT4 will start second in class, tenth overall, with Michael McAleenan and the #3 Motorsport USA McLaren 570S GT4 third in class, fourteenth overall.
Andrew Davis Puts GMG Racing On Pole For Race 2
Andrew Davis put the #2 GMG Racing Porsche 718 Cayman GT4 on the Overall and Pro-Am pole with a 2:14.612 fastest lap, the quickest of the weekend.
Kenton Koch will start the #15 Bsport Racing Aston Martin Vantage GT4 second overall with Jason Hart and the #47 NOLASPORT Porsche 718 Cayman GT4 third.
Mads Siljehaug will start the #71 Marco Polo Motorsports KTM Xbow GT4 on the Silver class pole, sixth overall after a posting a 2:15.366 fastest lap time. Jarrett Andretti and the #36 Andretti Autosport McLaren 570S GT4 will start second in class, sixteenth overall with Harry Gottsacker and the #28 ST Racing BMW M4 GT4 third in class, eighteenth overall.
The Am class pole went to the #7 NOLASPORT Porsche 718 Cayman GT4 of Sean Gibbons, who will start thirteenth overall, with the #14 GMG Racing Audi R8 LMS of Michael McGrath second in class, nineteenth overall. Derek DeBoer will start the #17 TRG Porsche 718 Cayman GT4 third in class, twentieth overall.
Pirelli GT4 America SprintX Race 1 goes green today at 12:15pm local time with Race 2 on Sunday, March 8th at 9:25am local time. Follow the action live here: https://www.gt4-america.com/watch-live