24 Hours of Le Mans : Kobayashi takes Hyperpole for Toyota
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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.

Hypercar

  • 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 
  1. Toyota GR010 - Hybrid # 7 Toyota Gazoo Racing / Mike Conway - Kamui Kobayashi - Jose Maria Lopez - 3'23''900
  2. Toyota GR010 - Hybrid # 8 Toyota Gazoo Racing / Sébastien Buemi - Kazuki Nakajima - Brendon Hartley - 3'24''195
  3. Alpine A480 - Gibson  # 36 Alpine Elf Matmut / André Negrão - Nicolas Lapierre - Matthieu Vaxiviere - 3'25''574
  4. Glickenhaus 007 LMH  # 708 Glickenhaus Racing Usa / Luis Felipe Derani - Franck Mailleux - Olivier Pla - 3'25''639
  5. Glickenhaus 007 LMH # 709 Glickenhaus Racing / Ryan Briscoe - Richard Westbrook - Romain Dumas - 3'26'931
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LMP2

  • 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 
  1. Oreca 07 - Gibson  # 38 Jota / Roberto Gonzalez - Antonio Felix Da Costa - Anthony Davidson - 3'27'950
  2. Oreca 07 - Gibson  # 41 Team WRT / Robert Kubica - Louis Delétraz - Yifei Ye - 3'28''470
  3. Oreca 07 - Gibson # 65 Panis Racing / Julien Canal - Will Stevens - James Allen - 3'28''586
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LMGTE Pro

  • 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 
  1. Porsche 911 RSR - 19  # 72 Hub Auto Racing / Dries Vanthoor - Alvaro Parente - Maxime Martin - 3'46''882
  2. Ferrari 488 GTE EVO  # 52 AF Corse / Daniel Serra - Miguel Molina - Sam Bird - 3'47''063
  3. Chevrolet Corvette C8.R  # 64 Corvette Racing / Tommy Milner - Nicholas Tandy - Alexander Sims - 3'47''093
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LMGTE Am

  • 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 
  1. Porsche 911 RSR - 19  # 88 Dempsey-Proton Racing / Julien Andlauer - Dominique Bastien - Lance Arnold - 3'47''987
  2. Porsche 911 RSR - 19  # 86 Gr Racing / Michael Wainwright - Benjamin Barker - Tom Gamble - 3'48''560
  3. Porsche 911 RSR - 19  # 56 Team Project 1 / Egidio Perfetti - Matteo Cairoli - Riccardo Pera - 3'48''876
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