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Caldarelli/Hirakawa take pole for Super GT opener

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Caldarelli/Hirakawa take pole for Super GT opener
Apr 4, 2015, 10:00 AM

The KeePer TOM’S entry of Andrea Caldarelli and Ryo Hirakawa have taken pole for the Super GT season opener at Okayama.

#37 Lexus Team KeePer Tom's Lexus RC F: Daisuke Ito, Andrea Caldarelli
#37 Lexus Team KeePer Tom's Lexus RC F: Daisuke Ito, Andrea Caldarelli
#37 Lexus Team KeePer Tom's Lexus RC F: Daisuke Ito, Andrea Caldarelli
#37 Lexus Team KeePer Tom's Lexus RC F: Daisuke Ito, Andrea Caldarelli

After making it through to the second round of qualifying, 21-year-old Hirakawa pulled out an impressive 1m19.008s to grab his first Super GT pole in the TOM’S Lexis RC F.

The #37 entry led a Lexus 1-2-3, with the Eneos Sustina RC F of Kazuya Oshima and Yuji Kunimoto grabbing second place with a best of 1m19.106s, followed by the Zent Cerumo entry of Yuji Tachikawa and Hiroaki Ishiura.

Briton Oliver Turvey will start sixth in the Drago Honda, while former Formula 1 race winner Heikki Kovalainen qualified seventh in the Denso Lexus.

The GT300 grid had more variety at the top end, with the Gainer Tanax Nissan GT-R GT3 of Andre Couto and Matsumasa Chiyo finding more than half a second between Q1 and Q2 to take pole.

The Mercedes SLS of Katsuyuki Hiranaka and Bjorn Wirdheim was second fastest, ahead of the Arta Honda CR-Z of Shinichi Takagi and Takashi Kobayashi.

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