Koehler grabs pole for season-opening race in Porsche Sprint Challenge ME

Thursday, Dec 12th 2019, 2:11 pm | Category: Porsche GT3 Cup Challenge ME

Leon Koehler continued his fine start to the opening round of the 2019/2020 Porsche Sprint Challenge Middle East after grabbing pole position for the season’s first race, happening in support of the FIA WEC Bapco 8 Hours of Bahrain.

After topping the practice times, Koehler took first place once again in the first 30-minute qualifying session with a best lap of two minutes 02.271 seconds.

He was 0.845 seconds ahead of fellow-German Julian Hanses, while Berkay Besler of Turley came third 0.878s back. Al three were competing in the Pro class.


Leading the ProAm was Dutchman Jesse Van Kuijk with a fastest lap of 2:03.827, while Bahrain’s Shaikh Jaber Al Khalifa was the leading Am class driver with a lap of 2:06.123.

The Porsche competitors get back on track Friday with the second qualifying at 1.15pm. The first of three races this weekend will be held the same day starting at 3.50pm

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