Second consecutive LMP3 pole for Bailey/Schulz at Donington


Andy Schultz took pole for the second time in two days at the first meeting for the new LMP3 Cup Championship. Credit: Nick Smith/TheImageTeam.com

Andy Schulz claimed G-Cat Racing’s second straight pole position on the opening weekend of the LMP3 Cup Championship at Donington.

Driving the #28 Ligier JSP3-Nissan he shares with team-mate Paul Bailey, Schulz clocked a time of 1:03.354s to top Sunday afternoon’s 10 minute session.

Schulz waited until his final flying lap to set the crucial number, edging ahead of Christian England who held provisional pole for much of the session in the #2 United Autosports Ligier.

England’s 1:02.720s figure (+0.366 seconds) was enough to book a place on the front row, with the European LMP3 champion set to share the car with Andrew Evans during this afternoon’s 60-minute contest.

Tony Wells qualified third in the #3 United Autosports Ligier (+0.577), whilst Jamie Spence set the fourth quickest time behind the wheel of the #23 Nielsen Racing Ligier (+0.920).

Rounding out the top five was United Autosports team manager Richard Dean in the Tockwith Motorsports-entered Ligier (+0.928).

Yesterday’s race winners Alasdair McCaig and Colin Noble will start from sixth on the grid in their Ecurie Ecosse Ligier run by Nielsen Racing.

Ex-Formula One driver Karun Chandhok and team-mate Steve Tandy qualified eighth in the ten-car field.

Round two of the British LMP3 Cup Championship is set to get underway at 15:25 UK time.