Gulf Racing driver Matteo Rossi comfortably took pole position for the GT Super Series Round of The United States at the Indianapolis Motor Speedway.
This is Rossi’s third pole position of the season, and the only driver to have more than one in the 2018 season so far. The Italian put in his pole lap early in the session and would go uncontested at the front of the field. Without draft assistance, the Aston Martin driver’s time was three and a half tenths clear of pole sitter from Italy Evgeny Restov.
Behind Rossi, it would be a tight battle for the other starting position on the front row of the grid. The Russian would be able to eek out his best time late in the session to secure his second place on the grid for Sunday’s race. Restov lead be the quickest in a group of four cars that would be separated by half a tenth, with his teammate Denis Van Walwijk being the last car of this group, and will start fifth for the race. Between the Scuderia Italia teammates on Row 2 were Li Qi and Chris Winter, the quickest qualifiers for Carson Speedworks and Racing Team Solvalou respectively.
The top ten would be a complete lockout for the Manufacture Trophy teams, the other two cars in the class will start thirteenth and eighteenth. The top starting Independents are Gia Van Dycke and Markus Jacobson, each continuing their strong form as they reach the half way point of the season. Starting third in class for the Independents is Kjeld Axelesen, putting in the best performance for RMR Motorsport since joining the series full time at the start of the year.