Corvette ruled the roost in qualifying, with Phoenix/Carsport's sole car growling its way to pole position. There was much celebrating by the team after the fact -I guess with the frustration of being excluded from the championship points due to their only being able to field a a single car, this provided a welcome relief!




Marc VDS showed their pace in free practice was no fluke, with the number 40 Ford GT piloted by Bas Leinders and Maxime Martin qualifying second.



Michael Krumm and Peter Dumbreck also had a good showing in qualifying, putting the Sumo Power Nissan GTR 3rd on the grid.



After their strong showing in practice, hopes had been high for the Matech Ford GT of Richard Westbrook and Thomas Mutsch, unfortunately problems struck resulting in them starting from near the back of the grid.


Portimao Qualifying Results
Pos Car Class Drivers Car Time Laps Gap Avgspeed
1 13 GT1 Hennerici / Margaritis Corvette Z06 01:42.394 3 0 269
2 40 GT1 Martin / Leinders Ford GT 01:42.424 2 0.03 263
3 23 GT1 Dumbreck / Krumm Nissan GT - R 01:42.724 3 0.33 264
4 2 GT1 Bernoldi / Ramos Maserati MC12 01:42.827 3 0.433 263
5 1 GT1 Bertolini / Bartels Maserati MC12 01:42.843 4 0.449 262
6 38 GT1 Pastorelli / Schwager Lamborghini Murcielago 670 R-S 01:43.537 3 1.143 259
7 34 GT1 Mayr-Melnhof / Pier Guidi Maserati MC12 01:44.605 2 2.211 263
8 33 GT1 Heger / Müller Maserati MC12 00:00.000 01:42.4 0
9 37 GT1 Bouchut / Basseng Lamborghini Murcielago 670 R-S 00:00.000 01:42.4 0
10 25 GT1 Kechele / Menten Lamborghini Murcielago 670 R-S 00:00.000 01:42.4 0
11 7 GT1 Turner / Enge Aston Martin DB9 00:00.000 01:42.4 0
12 11 GT1 Jousse / Maassen Corvette Z06 00:00.000 01:42.4 0
13 8 GT1 Mücke / Lamy Aston Martin DB9 00:00.000 01:42.4 0
14 9 GT1 Makowiecki / Clairay Aston Martin DB9 00:00.000 01:42.4 0
15 4 GT1 Ara / Nilsson Nissan GT - R 00:00.000 01:42.4 0
16 12 GT1 Cazenave / Kuismanen Corvette Z06 00:00.000 01:42.4 0
17 6 GT1 Prost / Jani Ford GT Matech 00:00.000 01:42.4 0
18 41 GT1 Palttala / Kuppens Ford GT 00:00.000 01:42.4 0
19 3 GT1 Wendlinger / Moser Nissan GT - R 00:00.000 01:42.4 0
20 10 GT1 Hirschi / Piccione Aston Martin DB9 00:00.000 01:42.4 0
21 24 GT1 Kox / Haase Lamborghini Murcielago 670 R-S 00:00.000 01:42.4 0
22 5 GT1 Mutsch / Westbrook Ford GT Matech 00:00.000 01:42.4 0
23 22 GT1 Campbell-Walter / Hughes Nissan GT - R 00:00.000 01:42.4 0