Pilot team Jota Filipe Albuquerque showed the best time on the basis of qualifications in the sixth and final stage of the ELMS season in Estoril.
On the drying track after the rain the hometown favorite was able to drive around for 1.43,510, which was 0.8 seconds faster than the nearest competitor of Greaves John Lancaster.
It is worth noting that at the end of the session of Lancaster was to improve results of the Portuguese, but his lap was spoiled by yellow flags at the final corner, triggered by the fact that the gravel stuck Latvian Konstantin Tsalko.
This gave the opportunity to Abq. to keep the pole position and earn a crucial bonus point, which gives Jota advantage in scoring two points on Greaves before the start of the race.
Third place at the end of qualifying took Olivier PLA from Krohn Racing Ligier, showing nearly identical to Lancaster the result.
The fourth position was won by Nicolas Lapierre of Thiriet by TDS, and the fifth was Russian Mikhail Aleshin. Racer of the Russian team SMP Racing lost the best time of the qualification 1,697 seconds.
Also in the LMP2 category is another Russian team AF. The crew of three “M” – Mediani/Markozov/Minassian – will start the race from ninth place. Their gap from Albuquerque amounted to 2,963 seconds.
The LMP3 class pole-position was subjected to Michael Simpson Nissan of team LNT. He showed 1.50,395.
The Russian pilot of the Italian AF Corse Ilya Melnikov Cioci together with Marco and Giorgio Roda became the second in the GTC category with a time of 1.52,950.
|5.||P2||Aleshin/K. Ladygin/Shaitar||AF BR-Nissan||1.45,207||+1,697|
|7.||P2||Joon Jin/de Bruin||Eurasia ORECA-Nissan||1.45,997||+2,487|
|11.||P3||Simpson/Pallet||The LNT Ginetta-Nissan||1.50,395||+6,885|
|12.||P3||Hoi/Robertson||The LNT Ginetta-Nissan||1.50,469||+6,959|
|14.||GTC||Perera/Lunardi/German||TDS Racing BMW||1.52,723||+9,213|
|16.||GTC||Sort Of/Melnikov/Cioci||AF Ferrari||1.52,950||+9,440|
|20.||GTC||Joluk/Henkei/Staneva||TF Aston Martin||1.53,180||+9,670|
|21.||GTE||Talkanitsa-article/Talkanitsa Jr./Pierre Guidi||AT Racing Ferrari||1.53,498||+9,988|
|25.||GTE||Wainwright/Carroll/Keane||Gulf Porsche UK||1.54,721||+11,211|
|27.||P3||The Lakort/Sernagiotto||Cetilar Villorba Ginetta-Nissan||1.56,188||+12,678|
|29.||GTC||El’gaard/Poulsen/Moller||Massive Aston Martin||1.59,856||+16,346|
|30.||GTE||The Priaulx/Hassid/CZK||Marc VDS BMW||2.06,423||+22,913|
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