24 Hours of Le Mans : Kobayashi takes Hyperpole for Toyota
Kamui Kobayashi driving No 7 Toyota Gazoo Racing takes pole position for this weekend’s 24 Hours of Le Mans. Outright track record holder Kobayashi seals pole with sensational 3m23.900s lap. Hub Auto Porsche take surprise pole in LMGTE Pro. Session red flagged after accident for Kevin Estre’s Porsche at Indianapolis Corner. Antonio Felix da Costa on top for JOTA in LMP2, while No.88 Dempsey Proton Porsche takes pole in the LMGTE Am category.
Kamui Kobayashi sets pole for the 89th running of the 24 Hours of Le Mans by setting rapid a 3m23.900s lap in the No.7 Toyota GR010-Hybrid Hypercar
No.8 Toyota GR010-Hybrid Hypercar takes second best time as Brendon Hartley posts 3m24.195s lap just 0.295s off pole
Alpine ELF Matmut with Nicolas Lapierre will start third on grid after 3m25.574s lap effort
No.708 Glickenhaus Racing entry driven by Olivier Pla places fourth with a 3m25.639s lap set by Pla who gets to within 0.065s of Alpine
No.709 Glickenhaus of Roman Dumas will start in fifth place for Glickenhaus Racing’s first Le Mans start
Toyota GR010 - Hybrid # 7 Toyota Gazoo Racing / Mike Conway - Kamui Kobayashi - Jose Maria Lopez - 3'23''900
Toyota GR010 - Hybrid # 8 Toyota Gazoo Racing / Sébastien Buemi - Kazuki Nakajima - Brendon Hartley - 3'24''195
Alpine A480 - Gibson # 36 Alpine Elf Matmut / André Negrão - Nicolas Lapierre - Matthieu Vaxiviere - 3'25''574
Glickenhaus 007 LMH # 708 Glickenhaus Racing Usa / Luis Felipe Derani - Franck Mailleux - Olivier Pla - 3'25''639
Glickenhaus 007 LMH # 709 Glickenhaus Racing / Ryan Briscoe - Richard Westbrook - Romain Dumas - 3'26'931
Arnaud CORNILLEAU (ACO)
Antonio Felix da Costa takes No.38 JOTA car to LMP2 pole position with a 3m27.950s lap
Portuguese ace laps 0.5s quicker than Louis Deletraz in No.41 Team WRT machine
Panis Racing’s Will Stevens peaks on a 3m28.586s lap to claim third place start on Saturday afternoon
G-Drive with No.26 car qualified by Nyck de Vries starts fourth ahead of United Autosports USA pair as No.32 car just beats No.23 machine
Oreca 07 - Gibson # 38 Jota / Roberto Gonzalez - Antonio Felix Da Costa - Anthony Davidson - 3'27'950
Oreca 07 - Gibson # 41 Team WRT / Robert Kubica - Louis Delétraz - Yifei Ye - 3'28''470
Oreca 07 - Gibson # 65 Panis Racing / Julien Canal - Will Stevens - James Allen - 3'28''586
Laurent CARTALADE (ACO)
Dries Vanthoor stars for Hub Auto Porsche as he takes surprise pole position with sensational lap of 3m46.882
Belgian young-gun beats No.52 AF Corse Ferrari 488 GTE driven by Daniel Serra who sets a lap just 0.171s off polesitter
No.63 Corvette places third as Nick Tandy makes it three different manufacturers in top three positions
Accident for points leading No.92 Porsche tops the times as Kevin Estre endures off at Indianapolis
Porsche 911 RSR - 19 # 72 Hub Auto Racing / Dries Vanthoor - Alvaro Parente - Maxime Martin - 3'46''882
Ferrari 488 GTE EVO # 52 AF Corse / Daniel Serra - Miguel Molina - Sam Bird - 3'47''063
Chevrolet Corvette C8.R # 64 Corvette Racing / Tommy Milner - Nicholas Tandy - Alexander Sims - 3'47''093
Arnaud CORNILLEAU (ACO)
No.88 Dempsey Proton Racing Porsche’s 3m47.987s set by Julien Andlauer good enough for pole as French ace continues excellent form
GR Racing take second as Tom Gamble brings joy to British team with fine 3m48.560s lap
Team Project 1 Porsche driven by Matteo Cairoli in third position ahead of No.47 Cetilar Racing Porsche
Porsche 911 RSR - 19 # 88 Dempsey-Proton Racing / Julien Andlauer - Dominique Bastien - Lance Arnold - 3'47''987
Porsche 911 RSR - 19 # 86 Gr Racing / Michael Wainwright - Benjamin Barker - Tom Gamble - 3'48''560
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The latest information to help you prepare your trip to the 24 Hours of Le Mans
Spectators will be back in their thousands for the 90th 24 Hours of Le Mans and to make their experience as enjoyable as possible, the Automobile Club de l’Ouest has introduced a series of new measures.