Kamui Kobayashi lived as much as the predictions and clinched pole position at the 89th version of the 24 Hours of Le Mans at the controls of the Toyota GR010 Hybrid with quantity # 7. The Japanese rider, extraordinary on a lap at the Sarthe circuit, signed a time of 3: 23.900 to beat Brendon Hartley by nearly three tenths, driver of Toyota # 8. Relating to the relaxation of the classes, António Félix Da Costa has been the quickest in LMP2 with the Oreca # 38 of Jota Sport, whereas the HubAuto Corsa Porsche # 79 has given the shock in LMGTE-Professional by the hand of Dries Vanthoor.
If the 50,000 followers gathered at Le Mans anticipated to see some type of shock in the battle for pole position of the queen of the WEC, the Japanese Kamui Kobayashi has been in cost of ending any type of hope. Kobayashi, with the # 7 Toyota, has signed an unattainable 3: 23.900 for Brendon Hartley with the # 8. The efficiency of the Toyota prototypes has additionally been far superior to that of the relaxation of the hypercars. In truth, Nico Lapierre completed 1.6 seconds behind poleman in the Alpine # 36, whereas the two Glickenhaus closed the session two and three seconds behind the first labeled.
Dries Vanthoor has given the shock in LMGTE-Professional by signing the pole with the HubAuto Corsa Porsche # 72.
Kobayashi’s superiority in the queen class has had its reflection in LMP2. In truth, Portuguese António Félix Da Costa has signed a time of 3: 27.950 with Jota’s Oreca # 38He was one second behind the worst hypercar and half a second forward of his closest rival. Rapid pursuer who has been the Oreca # 41 of Crew WRT in the fingers of Louis Deletraz. For its half, the third position in the silver class has been for the Oreca # 65 of Panis Racing due to the good work of Will Stevens, whereas fourth place went to the Aurus # 26 of G-Drive due to the finest lap of Nyck de Vries, champion of System E.
The LMGTE-Professional class has left the stunning pole of the HubAuto Corsa Porsche # 72 with Dries Vanthoor. Nonetheless, not all the pieces has been excellent news for the automobiles of the German agency, since the # 92 Porsche was out of the recreation in the first moments of the session resulting from the accident of Kévin Estre. The heavy blow broken the rear of the Frenchman’s 911, even inflicting a quick pink flag. This mishap has given strategy to Daniel Serra’s Ferrari # 52 -and Miguel Molina- to position second, whereas the # 64 Corvette was fourth forward of the # 51 Ferrari and the # 91 Porsche.
Lastly, In the LMGTE-Am class the protagonist was Julien Andlauer, driver of the Dempsey-Proton Porsche # 88. After his good apply in free apply, the lap in 3: 47.987 of the French driver was sufficient to beat by nearly six tenths the Porsche # 86 of the GR Racing crew. The triplet of the German agency in the novice class has been accomplished by the Porsche # 56 of Crew Venture 1 in the fingers of Matteo Cairoli, outcome that has displaced the Ferrari # 47 of Cetilar Racing, pushed in the hyperpole by Antonio Fuoco, to fourth position inside the class.