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Le Mans Q2: Toyota takes control of the front row

  • Published on 13 Jun 2019 21:12
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  • By: Fergal Walsh

Toyota looks set to start the 2019 24 Hours of Le Mans from pole position after both cars made improvements in the second qualifying session.

The #7 car stayed in front at the end of the two-hour outing, as Kamui Kobayashi stripped over half a second off the benchmark that was laid down on Wednesday.

While the #8 car seemed to have issues yesterday, it made up ground today as it set a 3:15.497, four-tenths off the pace of its sister car. On Wednesday, it was two and a half seconds down.

With Toyota stating earlier this week that it expected a challenge from SMP Racing for pole, the Russian squad ended the session 1.4 seconds down on the pace as preparations get underway for the final qualifying stage.

There was little to separate the #1 Rebellion and #17 SMP Racing Car, with Rebellion holding fourth place by just one-tenth.

However, trouble struck the other Rebellion car as it stopped exiting the Mulsanne corner with smoke coming from the rear. It was sixth in the LMP1 class, ahead of DragonSpeed and ByKolles Racing Team.

In the LMP2 category, DragonSpeed once again had an advantage over the rest, as Pastor Maldonado set 3:26.490 to go four-tenths quicker than the #38 Jackie Chan DC Racing.

The #36 Signatech Alpine Matmut entry that ended Wednesday's running in second slipped to third, ahead of TDS Racing and Racing Team Nederland. 

GTE saw a battle between Porsche and Corvette, as the #92 Porsche GT Team entry headed the Pro field. Less than two-tenths separated the top four in the Pro field.

 

Pos. Drivers Car Class Time Gap
1

Mike Conway 
Kamui Kobayashi 
Jose Maria Lopez

 

Toyota TS050 Hybrid LMP1 3:15.497  
2

Sébastien Buemi 
Kazuki Nakajima 
Fernando Alonso

 

Toyota TS050 Hybrid LMP1 3:15.908 0.411
3

Vitaly Petrov 
Mikhail Aleshin 
Stoffel Vandoorne

 

BR Engineering BR1 LMP1 3:16.953 1.456
4

Neel Jani 
Andre Lotterer 
Bruno Senna

 

Rebellion R13 LMP1 3:17.313 1.816
5

Stéphane Sarrazin 
Egor Orudzhev 
Sergey Sirotkin

 

BR Engineering BR1 LMP1 3:17.437 1.940
6

Thomas Laurent 
Nathanael Berthon 
Gustavo Menezes

 

Rebellion R13 LMP1 3:18.884 3.387
7

Henrik Hedman 
Ben Hanley 
Renger van der Zande

 

BR Engineering BR1 LMP1 3:20.200 4.703
8

Tom Dillmann 
Oliver Webb 
Paolo Ruberti

 

ENSO CLM P1/01 LMP1 3:23.726 8.229
9

Roberto Gonzalez 
Pastor Maldonado 
Anthony Davidson

 

Oreca 07 LMP2 3:26.490 10.993
10

Ho-Pin Tung 
Stéphane Richelmi 
Gabriel Aubry

 

Oreca 07 LMP2 3:26.821 11.324
11

Nicolas Lapierre 
Andre Negrao 
Pierre Thiriet

 

Alpine A470 LMP2 3:26.935 11.438
12

François Perrodo 
Matthieu Vaxiviere 
Loic Duval

 

Oreca 07 LMP2 3:27.096 11.599
13

Frits van Eerd 
Giedo van der Garde 
Nyck de Vries

 

Dallara P217 LMP2 3:27.107 11.610
14

Philip Hanson 
Filipe Albuquerque 
Paul di Resta

 

Ligier JSP 217 LMP2 3:27.338 11.841
15

Rene Binder 
Julien Canal 
Will Stevens

 

Ligier JSP 217 LMP2 3:27.790 12.293
16

Paul Lafargue 
Paul-Loup Chatin 
Memo Rojas

 

Oreca 07 LMP2 3:27.804 12.307
17

Tristan Gommendy 
Vincent Capillaire 
Jonathan Hirschi

 

Oreca 07 LMP2 3:28.426 12.929
18

David Zollinger 
Andrea Pizzitola 
John Falb

 

Oreca 07 LMP2 3:28.457 12.960
19

David Heinemeier Hansson 
Jordan King 
Ricky Taylor

 

Oreca 07 LMP2 3:28.569 13.072
20

Nico Jamin 
Pierre Ragues 
Romain Dumas

 

Oreca 07 LMP2 3:28.653 13.156
21

Roman Rusinov 
Job Van Uitert 
Jean-Eric Vergne

 

Aurus 01 LMP2 3:28.713 13.216
22

Ryan Cullen 
Alex Brundle

 

Ligier JSP 217 LMP2 3:28.779 13.282
23

Roberto Lacorte 
Giorgio Sernagiotto 
Andrea Belicchi

 

Dallara P217 LMP2 3:28.942 13.445
24

John Farano 
Arjun Maini 
Norman Nato

 

Oreca 07 LMP2 3:29.137 13.640
25

Anders Fjordbach 
Dennis Andersen 
Mathias Beche

 

Oreca 07 LMP2 3:29.633 14.136
26

Jakub Smiechowski 
James Winslow 
Nigel Moore

 

Ligier JSP 217 LMP2 3:30.744 15.247
27

Miro Konopka 
Henning Enqvist 
Konstantin Tereshchenko

 

Ligier JSP 217 LMP2 3:35.480 19.983
28

Erwin Creed 
Romano Ricci 
Nicholas Boulle

 

Ligier JSP 217 LMP2 3:36.144 20.647
29

Michael Christensen 
Kevin Estre 
Laurens Vanthoor

 

Porsche 911 RSR LMGTE PRO 3:49.388 33.891
30

Jan Magnussen 
Antonio Garcia 
Mike Rockenfeller

 

Chevrolet Corvette C7R LMGTE PRO 3:49.424 33.927
31

Andy Priaulx 
Harry Tincknell 
Jonathan Bomarito

 

Ford GT LMGTE PRO 3:49.530 34.033
32

Patrick Pilet 
Earl Bamber 
Nick Tandy

 

Porsche 911 RSR LMGTE PRO 3:49.558 34.061
33

Gianmaria Bruni 
Richard Lietz 
Frédéric Makowiecki

 

Porsche 911 RSR LMGTE PRO 3:49.921 34.424
34

Alex Lynn 
Maxime Martin 
Jonathan Adam

 

Aston Martin Vantage AMR LMGTE PRO 3:50.037 34.540
35

Sven Muller 
Mathieu Jaminet 
Dennis Olsen

 

Porsche 911 RSR LMGTE PRO 3:50.278 34.781
36

Ryan Briscoe 
Richard Westbrook 
Scott Dixon

 

Ford GT LMGTE PRO 3:50.339 34.842
37

Joey Hand 
Dirk Muller 
Sébastien Bourdais

 

Ford GT LMGTE PRO 3:50.486 34.989
38

Davide Rigon 
Sam Bird 
Miguel Molina

 

Ferrari 488 GTE EVO LMGTE PRO 3:50.623 35.126
39

Marco Sorensen 
Nicki Thiim 
Darren Turner

 

Aston Martin Vantage AMR LMGTE PRO 3:50.812 35.315
40

Oliver Gavin 
Tommy Milner 
Marcel Fassler

 

Chevrolet Corvette C7R LMGTE PRO 3'51.011 35.514
41

Alessandro Pier Guidi 
James Calado 
Daniel Serra

 

Ferrari 488 GTE EVO LMGTE PRO 3:51.019 35.522
42

Nick Catsburg 
Martin Tomczyk 
Philipp Eng

 

BMW M8 GTE LMGTE PRO 3:51.353 35.856
43

Stefan Mücke 
Olivier Pla 
Billy Johnson

 

Ford GT LMGTE PRO 3:51.601 36.104
44

Augusto Farfus 
Antonio Felix da Costa 
Jesse Krohn

 

BMW M8 GTE LMGTE PRO 3:51.818 36.321
45

Satoshi Hoshino 
Giorgio Roda 
Matteo Cairoli

 

Porsche 911 RSR LMGTE AM 3:52.454 36.957
46

Jörg Bergmeister 
Patrick Lindsey 
Egidio Perfetti

 

Porsche 911 RSR LMGTE AM 3:52.750 37.253
47

Thomas Flohr 
Francesco Castellacci 
Giancarlo Fisichella

 

Ferrari 488 GTE LMGTE AM 3:52.826 37.329
48

Pipo Derani 
Oliver Jarvis 
Jules Gounon

 

Ferrari 488 GTE EVO LMGTE PRO 3:52.997 37.500
49

Matt Campbell 
Christian Ried 
Julien Andlauer

 

Porsche 911 RSR LMGTE AM 3:53.408 37.911
50

Takeshi Kimura 
Kei Cozzolino 
Côme Ledogar

 

Ferrari 488 GTE LMGTE AM 3:53.474 37.977
51

Ben Keating 
Jeroen Bleekemolen 
Felipe Fraga

 

Ford GT LMGTE AM 3:53.492 37.995
52

Paul Dalla Lana 
Pedro Lamy 
Mathias Lauda

 

Aston Martin Vantage LMGTE AM 3:53.530 38.033
53

Michael Wainwright 
Benjamin Barker 
Thomas Preining

 

Porsche 911 RSR LMGTE AM 3:53.571 38.074
54

Salih Yoluc 
Euan Hankey 
Charles Eastwood

 

Aston Martin Vantage LMGTE AM 3:53.974 38.477
55

Claudio Schiavoni 
Andrea Piccini 
Sergio Pianezzola

 

Ferrari 488 GTE LMGTE AM 3:53.990 38.493
56

Louis Prette 
Philippe Prette 
Vincent Abril

 

Porsche 911 RSR LMGTE AM 3:54.324 38.827
57

Cooper MacNeil 
Toni Vilander 
Robert Smith

 

Ferrari 488 GTE LMGTE AM 3:54.350 38.853
58

Manuela Gostner 
Rahel Frey 
Michelle Gatting

 

Ferrari 488 GTE LMGTE AM 3:54.363 38.866
59

Jeff Segal 
Rodrigo Baptista 
Wei Lu

 

Ferrari 488 GTE LMGTE AM 3:54.513 39.016
60

Motoaki Ishikawa 
Olivier Beretta 
Eddie Cheever III

 

Ferrari 488 GTE LMGTE AM 3:54.737 39.240
61

Luis Perez Companc 
Matthew Griffin 
Matteo Cressoni

 

Ferrari 488 GTE LMGTE AM 3:56.072 40.575
62

Tracy Krohn 
Nic Jönsson 
Patrick Long

 

Porsche 911 RSR LMGTE AM    

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