WEC – Toyota and Porsche Claim Pole for the 6 Hours of Fuji
The no8 Toyota Gazoo Racing TS050-Hybrid, with Kazuki Nakajima and Brendon Hartley, used to be the quickest automotive in qualifying and may perchance birth at the high of the grid for the next day’s 6 Hours of Fuji, Spherical 2 of the 2019/20 FIA World Patience Championship. The frequent lap time used to be 1m25.013, 0.790 seconds sooner than their teammates Jose Maria Lopez and Kamui Kobayashi within the no7 Toyota within the crimson flag interrupted session.
LMP qualifying used to be interrupted when the no6 Crew LNT Ginetta of Charlie Robertson spun and stopped on the observe at Flip 15 after the automotive misplaced the total electrics, giving the Trek Director no resolution but to conclude the session to preserve terminate away the automotive. The session resumed with 3 minutes and 35 seconds of the session final.
The no1 Riot Racing R13 will head the 2nd row, Gustavo Menezes and Norman Nato posting a time 1.150 seconds within the support of the lead Toyota and were 0.6 seconds sooner than the no5 Crew LNT Ginetta of Egor Orudzhev and Ben Hanley.
Within the LMGTE qualifying session the no91 Porsche GT Crew Porsche 911 RSR-19 of Gianmaria Bruni and Richard Lietz secured the German manufacturers top quality pole since Le Mans 2018 and the first for the designate fresh automotive. The Italian-Austrian teammates posted a median lap of 1m37.382, lawful 0.041 sooner than the no51 AF Corse Ferrari of James Calado and Alessandro Pier Guidi.
Aston Martin made it three rather a couple of manufacturers within the pause three when the no95 Vantage of Nicki Thiim and Marco Sorensen carried out the session on a 1m37.466, lawful 0.110 within the support of the lead automotive.
The no37 Jackie Chan DC Racing Oreca 07-Gibson secured the pause space in LMP2, Ho Pin Tung and Gabriel Aubry posting a 1m29.302 to fling the class and additionally preserve terminate the first WEC pole for tyre manufacturer Goodyear.
The no22 United Autosports Oreca of Phil Hanson and Filipe Albuquerque will birth in 2nd space on the LMP2 grid for the 6 Hours of Fuji after Albuquerque attach in his staunch lap at the chequered flag to present a median of 1m29.787 and push the no38 JOTA Oreca down to third.
At the tip of the qualifying session Porsche additionally secured the pole space within the LMGTE Am class when the no57 Crew Venture 1 911 RSR of Filipe Fraga and Ben Keating went quickest with a median lap of 1m38.733, 0.088 sooner than the no90 TF Sport Aston Martin Vantage of Salih Yoluc and Jonny Adam.
The no83 AF Corse Ferrari of Nicklas Nielsen and Francois Perrodo used to be third quickest with a 1m38.850, 0.029s within the support of the no90 Vantage and lawful 0.067 sooner than the no98 Aston Martin Racing Vantage of Ross Gunn and Paul Dalla Lana.
On the opposite hand the times for the no57 Crew Venture 1 Porsche were deleted when it used to be chanced on that the speedy door free up design used to be no longer in compliance with the homologation abolish (Stewards Resolution no30). The fixing screw of the door used to be lacking. The no57 Porsche will now birth within the support of the grid and the no90 TF Sport will birth at the high of the LMGTE Am discipline.
The 2019 6 Hours of Fuji is ensuing from birth at 11h00 on Sunday 6 October.
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