Tandy, von Moltke Take VIR Poles

by Jake Kilshaw

Pole positions in both classes for Sunday’s Oak Tree Grand Prix at Virginia International Raceway were taken by slim margins, with the #911 Porsche and #48 Audi out front in their respective classes.

GT Le Mans saw Nick Tandy take pole position by 0.097 seconds for Porsche North America ahead of #912 team-mate Jorg Bergmeister. Behind them were Pierre Kaffer, Lucas Luhr and Bill Auberlen.

Dion von Moltke took GT Daytona pole for Paul Miller Racing by an equally small margin ahead of Bill Sweedler and Road America winner Ben Keating.

Christina Nielsen, who will start fifth alongside co-driver Kuno Wittmer, set the early pace but spun her TRG-AMR Aston Martin, forcing the team to retire from the session.

Sunday’s race starts at 13:05 local (18:05 UK).

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