Kirkaldy's Ferrari-Pirelli claims pole position at Le Mans


Pirelli's PZero Racing tyres got off to an excellent start in this year's Le Mans 24 Hours, when Andrew Kirkaldy claimed fastest GT2 time in qualifying with the Scuderia Ecosse Ferrari 430 GTC. The Aston Martin-BMS that carries a logo celebrating 100 years of Pirelli in motor sport is eighth on the grid in the GT1 class.

Milan, 15 June 2007- The Ferrari 430 GTC run by Scuderia Ecosse on Pirelli PZero Racing tyres was quickest of the GT2 entrants in qualifying for the 75th Le Mans 24 Hours. The Kirkaldy-Mullen-Niarchos crew alreadt headed the GT2 time sheets (in 39th place overall) after first qualifying on Wednesday night, underlining their supremacy in final qualifying on Thursday.

The Porsche-Pirelli run by Autorlando Sport was fifth in GT2 with Nielsen, while the LNT Panoz cars (which won the class at Le Mans in 2006) were eighth and tenth in the category The second Ferrari 430 GTC running on Pirelli PZero Racing tyres, entered by the GPC Corse team, was 11th with Joe Macari at the wheel.

In the GT1 class, the Aston Martin Racing-BMS DBR9 - competition number 100 - that carries a special livery to celebrate Pirelli's centenary in competition was eighth in class (and 32nd overall) with Babini-Davies-Malucelli. The Corvette C6R-Pirelli run by Belgian team PSI Experience was three places behind - 11th .

The world-famous Le Mans 24 Hours will get away at 1500 (CET) on Saturday 16 June.

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