It was at this race last year, where a Nissan GT-R its first victory, although there it was due to an infringement (ride height too low), causing the Aston Martin of Enge/Turner to be disqualified.

So with the number 23 JRM GT-R of Krumm / Luhr lining up on on the front row, it was expected that they'd go well again.

Unfortunately first lap disaster struck, with the #21 GT-R of Brabham/Campbell-Walter colliding with the #22 GT-R of Westbrook/Dumbreck, and the #8 DB9 of Mücke/Turner, which thinned the field out somewhat, and halved the numbers of GT-Rs on the grid.

#23 kept up the GT-R charge up front, until the pit stops, where a delay here, gifted the lead to the #7 Young Driver Racing DB9 of Enge/Müller, which it was able to hold on until the end.

Third place was taken by the #11 Exim Bank Team China Corvette z06 of Hezemans/Zuber, which held that place more or less since dropping back from  pole at the start, with the only big mover through the field being the #3 Aston DB9 of Dusseldorp/Piccione, which got up from 11th to 5th by the end, albeit mostly through the pit stops.

Hopefully the Championship race tomorrow will bring up some tighter racing - I strongly suspect the first lap carnage destroyed the chances of that happening in the Qualifying Race.

Full results below.

Qualifying Race
Pos.CarTeam / DriversNatCarTimeLapsGap
17Tomas Enge / Alex MüllerAston Martin DB91:01:48.05630
223Michael Krumm / Lucas LuhrNissan GT-R1:01:49.896301.840
311Mike Hezemans / Andreas ZuberCorvette Z061:02:06.9793018.923
420Warren Hughes / Enrique BernoldiNissan GT-R1:02:14.7373026.681
53Stef Dusseldorp / Clivio PiccioneAston Martin DB91:02:20.8143032.758
637Nicky Pastorelli / Dominik SchwagerLamborghini Murcielago 670 R-S1:02:43.9923055.936
79Vanina Ickx / Christoffer NygaardFord GT Matech1:03:09.899301:21.843
810Antoine Leclerc / Markus PalttalaFord GT Matech1:03:29.618301:41.562
947Dimitri Enjalbert / Michael RossiCorvette Z061:03:38.233301:50.177
104Christian Hohenadel / Andrea PicciniAston Martin DB91:03:18.068291:30.012
1140Bas Leinders / Marc HennericiFord GT Matech48:54.5892312:53.467
1241Frederic Makowiecki / Maxime MartinFord GT Matech1:03:30.086121:42.030
1338Marc Basseng / Markus WinkelhockLamborghini Murcielago 670 R-S16:49.499844:58.557
1421Jamie Campbell-Walter / David BrabhamNissan GT-R2:16.932159:31.124
158Stefan Mücke / Darren TurnerAston Martin DB92:43.123159:04.933
022Richard Westbrook / Peter DumbreckNissan GT-R0