The factory Audi team broke the dominance of Porsche, which showed the best time in all sessions of the free races, qualification unexpectedly won the “6 hours of Bahrain,” his last stage of the world championship on races on endurance.
In the final minutes of the session, Lucas di Grassi demonstrated the fastest for the whole session, 1.38,828, who, along with his teammate Loic Duval 1.39,207 brought the group from Ingolstadt pole with a margin of 0,264 seconds from the nearest competitor – Timo Bernhard and Brendon Hartley over time, 1.39,and 1.39 339,604, respectively.
Championship leader Marc Lieb and Neil Jani took third place, having conceded to owners of the pole 0,462 seconds, while their rivals in the fight for the title Kamui Kobayashi and Mike Conway acting behind Toyota, after the cancellation of the lap time in connection with travel outside of the track became the fifth.
The fourth was the second crew Audi, composed of Andrea Lotterer and Marcel Fassler. Last sixth place among the works team took the LMP1 Anthony Davidson and Kazuki Nakajima on the second prototype of the Toyota.
In LMP2 your high-paced training, has confirmed the team G-Drive Racing – the combined time of the Russian Roman Rusinov and rené Rasta brought them victory in qualifying with a minimal advantage in 0.018 seconds over Champions Signatech Alpine.
Third place in class went to the Manor drivers Alex Lynn and Matt RAO, losing 0,362 seconds time pole position.
The SMP Racing crew took the last two places in the category, becoming the ninth and tenth.
In GTE Pro pole position was won by the Aston Martin drivers Darren Turner and Jonathan Adam, which showed an absolutely identical time 1.56,953. Second behind 0,128 seconds became their teammates and championship leader Nicky Tim and Marco Sorensen.
In the GTE Am class the fastest were also the representatives of the Aston Martin of Pedro Lamy and Paul dalla Lana.
The race “6 hours of Bahrain” starts on Saturday at 16:00 Moscow time.
|1.||LMP1|| Lucas di Grassi
|Audi Sport Team Joest||1.39,207|
|2.||LMP1|| Timo Bernhard
|3.||LMP1|| Romain Dumas
|4.||LMP1|| Marcel Fässler
|Audi Sport Team Joest||1.39,698||+0,491|
|5.||LMP1|| Stephane Sarrazin
|Toyota Gazoo Racing||1.40,222||+1,015|
|6.||LMP1|| Anthony Davidson
|Toyota Gazoo Racing||1.40,776||+1,569|
|7.||LMP1|| MATEO Tusher
|8.||LMP2|| Gustavo Meneses
|9.||LMP2|| Matt RAO
|10.||LMP2|| Ricardo Gonzalez
|RGR Sport by Morand||1.50,410||+11,203|
|11.||LMP2|| Tom Dilman
Guido van der garde
|Extreme Speed Motorsports||1.50,685||+11,478|
|12.||LMP2|| Gulben Canal
|13.||LMP2|| Ryan Diehl
|Extreme Speed Motorsports||1.51,071||+11,864|
|14.||LMP2|| David Chan
|Baxi DC Racing Alpine||1.51,185||+11,978|
|15.||LMP2|| Nicolas Minassian
|16.||LMP2|| Vitaly Petrov
|17.||GTE Pro|| Jonathan Adam
|Aston Martin Racing||1.56,953||+17,746|
|18.||GTE Pro|| Niki Tim
|Aston Martin Racing||1.57,081||+17,874|
|19.||GTE Pro|| Gianmaria Bruni
|20.||GTE Pro|| Andy Priaulx
|Ford Chip Ganassi Team UK||1.57,891||+18,684|
|21.||GTE Pro|| Davide Rigon
|22.||GTE Pro|| Stefan Mücke
|Ford Chip Ganassi Team UK||1.58,504||+19,297|
|23.||GTE Pro|| Persons Richard
|Dempsey Racing – Proton||1.58,882||+19,675|
|24.||GTE Am|| Paul Dalla Lana
|Aston Martin Racing||1.59,879||+20,672|
|25.||GTE Am|| François Perrodo
|26.||GTE Am|| Pierre Rag
Romaine Of Brendella
|27.||GTE Am|| Michael Wainwright
|Gulf Racing UK||2.02,112||+22,905|
|28.||GTE Am|| Christian Reid
|29.||LMP1|| Simon Trummer
|ByKOLLES Racing Team|
|30.||GTE Am|| Khalid Al -, Kubaisi
|Abu Dhabi-Proton Racing|
|31.||LMP2|| Roman Rusinov
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