Friday, July 24, 2015

Spa 24 Hours: Frank Stippler delighted with Spa 24 Hours pole position

By Tarek Ramchani

Frank Stippler took a sensational pole position in the Super Pole shootout at Spa-Francorchamps. The German Audi ace was the quickest behind the wheel of the brand new Audi R8 LMS against world class competitors.

Read our qualifying report: Pole position for the new Audi R8 LMS in the Belgian classic

"Stippi" was flying on Friday with the Audi Sport Team WRT run #2 Audi R8 LMS, he set the fastest time in the session with 2.18.130. He is sharing the car with Stéphane Ortelli and Nico Müller.

Frank Stippler was delighted with his performances and is looking forward to a strong and fought Spa 24 Hours.

“It’s great to be first. Achieving this result was difficult. In qualifying on Thursday, we were struggling with the balance of our car for a long time. At the last minute, we made the right decisions.” 

“This was the set-up we entered the top-20 qualifying session today with as well. On fresh tires, the new Audi R8 LMS was the best car I’ve ever had. The good balance on a single lap was the step in the right direction of being fast over the long run in the race too.”

Photo credit: Blancpain GT Series / Audi Media