Joey Alliot would claim pole position and help secure a front row lockout for Carson Speedworks in the Qualifying Session for the 2018 RAC Tourist Trophy.
Alliot and teammate Li Qi were three tenths clear of the rest of the field in the first front row lockout by a team in the short history of the GT Super Series. Alliot was a further tenth ahead of the former F1 driver for his first career pole position in the series. This continues the strong form this weekend from the 63 Corvette, after topping the first practice session Friday afternoon.
Qualifying third would be Anton Robishaud putting in Pagani’s best performance so far since Pagani took back operating rights for the Zonda GRs from Rosenforth Engineering. Behind the Canadian would be Evgeny Restov and Yas Marina winner Chris Winter putting in Identical times during the twenty minute session; Restov will start on the second row of the grid alongside Robishaud since he put in the time earlier in the session.
Qualifying first in the Independents Class and the only one in the top ten would be James Douglas in the Tom Douglas Racing Saleen. He would one-up his class qualifying position from the opening round in Brazil and be three tenths quicker than the driver who out-qualified him in Brazil in Gia Van Dycke. Behind Van Dycke and well down the field would be Matteo Rossi in the Gulf Aston Martin after being held up by Traffic on his fastest lap, he will start fifteenth on Sunday with fellow Aston Runner John Magnus starting twentieth for their brand’s home race.