Porsche pilots Andre Lotterer and Neal Jani won the qualification for the second stage of the world championship on races on endurance, which takes place this weekend at the legendary Spa-Francorchamps track.
During the training sessions the pace was set by the Toyota crews, but in the qualification of the competition from the German team managed to take a step forward and in the end, be the first.
On the basis of its attempts Jani lost less than a tenth of a second split time of the pole stéphane Sarrazin on the prototype #9 Toyota TS050. Lotterer, in turn, drove slower partner, but his result was enough for the Porsche took the lead in the battle for pole position with an average time of 1.54,097.
Despite all efforts, Kamui Kobayashi and Mike Conway from the Toyota crew at number 7 were forced to settle for second result with a delay of half a second. Sarrazin and Nicolas Lapierre finished third, while the third crew of the Japanese team, led by Sebastien Buemi were sitting in fourth place.
The second Porsche crew after departure from the road at the beginning of the session was only the fifth.
In LMP2 pole position was won by the Russian team G-Drive Racing. Teammates Roman Rusinov Alex Lynn and Pierre Tire showed an average lap time of 2.02,601, ahead of only 0,023 seconds of the representatives of the Manor of Jean-Eric Vergne and Matt RAO.
The crew of Vitaly Petrov after the accident in turn Pouhon showed time and took the last place.
In the class GTE Pro the first pole of the season won the Ferrari. Davide Rigon and Sam bird from the team AF Corse, the result showed 2.15,017, ahead of the 0.4 seconds, the crew Ford in the face of Andy Priaulx, Harry Tincknell and Luis Derani.
In GTE Am qualifying win was celebrated by representatives of Aston Martin, headed by Pedro Lamy.
The race “6 hours of Spa” kicks off on Saturday at 15:30 Moscow time.
|1.|| Neal Jani
|Porsche LMP Team||1.54,097|
|2.|| Mike Conway
|Toyota Gazoo Racing||1.54,693||+0,596|
|3.|| Stephane Sarrazin
|Toyota Gazoo Racing||1.54,701||+0,604|
|4.|| Sebastien Buemi
|Toyota Gazoo Racing||1.54,907||+0,810|
|5.|| Timo Bernhard
|Porsche LMP Team||1.55,440||+1,343|
|6.|| Roman Rusinov
|7.|| Romain Dumas
|Matmut Signatech Alpine||2.02,624||+8,527|
|8.|| Pierre Rag
|Matmut Signatech Alpine||2.02,629||+8,532|
|9.|| Tor Graves
|CEFC Manor TRS Racing||2.02,632||+8,535|
Nelson Piquet Jr.
|11.|| Oliver Webb
|ByKOLLES Racing Team||2.03,827||+9,730|
|12.|| Nigel Moore
Karun Of Chandok
|13.|| François Perrodo
|14.|| David Chan
|Jackie Chan DC Racing||2.05,421||+11,324|
|15.|| Gulben Canal
|16.|| Ho-Pin Tung
|Jackie Chan DC Racing||2.14,220||+20,123|
|17.|| Davide Rigon
|18.|| Stefan Mücke
|Ford Chip Ganassi Team UK||2.15,418||+21,321|
|19.|| Andy Priaulx
|Ford Chip Ganassi Team UK||2.15,565||+21,468|
|20.|| James Calado
|21.|| Persons Richard
|Porsche GT Team||2.16,862||+22,765|
|22.|| Michael Christensen
|Porsche GT Team||2.17,010||+22,913|
|23.|| Niki Tim
|Aston Martin Racing||2.17,156||+23,059|
|24.|| Darren Turner
|Aston Martin Racing||2.17,640||+23,543|
|25.|| Paul Dalla Lana
|Aston Martin Racing||2.18,659||+24,562|
|26.|| Christian Reid
|27.|| Thomas Flor
|Spirit of Race||2.19,658||+25,561|
|28.|| IOC Veins Sun
|29.|| Michael Wainwright
|30.|| Roberto Gonzalez
|CEFC Manor TRS Racing|
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