Porsche on pole for the 2019 Kyalami 9-Hour

22 November 2019 - 17:35 By Motoring Reporter
The No.31 Frikadelli Racing Team Porsche 911 GT3 R will start the 2019 Kyalami 9-Hour in pole position.
The No.31 Frikadelli Racing Team Porsche 911 GT3 R will start the 2019 Kyalami 9-Hour in pole position.
Image: Intercontinental GT Challenge

The No. 31 Frikadelli Racing Team Porsche 911 GT3 R will start the 2019 Kyalami 9-Hour in pole position after British driver Nick Tandy topped the timing charts in a rain-sodden Top 10 pole shoot-out held on Friday afternoon.

Despite the treacherous track conditions Tandy put the hammer down and clocked a 1:52.825 in the dying minutes of the session.

Although initially struggling with pace in sessions prior, the No. 29 Audi Sport Team Land Audi R8 LMS GT3 will start Saturday's race second on the grid after German driver Christopher Haase set a time of 1:52.870.

The results of the Top 10 pole shootout.
The results of the Top 10 pole shootout.
Image: Supplied

The No. 999 Mercedes-AMG Team GruppeM Racing Mercedes-AMG GT3 rounds off the top three, Italian driver Raffaele Marciello managing to cross the timing beams with a time of 1:53.086.

Sheldon van der Linde proved to be the quickest of the South African drivers after he put the No. 42 BMW Team Schnitzer BMW M6 GT3 sixth on the grid with a 1:53.833. 

The 2019 Kyalami 9-Hour will start at 1pm on Saturday November 23.


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