WEC – Come up Racing on Pole for 4 Hours of Shanghai 


Come up Racing will open Spherical 3 of the 2019/20 FIA World Patience Championship at the head of the 31-vehicle field, the main time a non hybrid LMP1 vehicle has began from pole within the WEC since Sebring in 2012 and breaking the dominance of the Toyota TS050 for the previous two years.

Gustavo Menezes and Bruno Senna secured the pole with an average lap of 1m45.892, with Senna surroundings the quickest total time of 1m45.778.  The no1 Come up R13-Gibson used to be 1.2 seconds faster than the 2 Group LNT Ginettas, with the no6 G60-AER starting up the next day’s 4 Hours of Shanghai on the front row, while the no5 Ginetta will head row two, swish 0.017s slower than the sister vehicle.  The two Toyota Gazoo Racing TS050s will open 4th and 5th with the no7 Toyota before the no8 vehicle, Kamui Kobayashi and Mike Conway posting an average time of 1m47.235, 1.343s within the support of the Come up.

The no92 Porsche 911 RSR-19 of reigning champions Kevin Estre and Michael Christensen headed the LMGTE Real class with an average lap of 1m59.579, swish 0.018s before the no95 Aston Martin Racing Vantage of Marco Sorensen and Nicki Thiim.  Estre field the quickest lap of the session with a 1m59.024.  

The no97 Aston Martin of Maxime Martin and Alex Lynn will open on the 2d row of the LMGTE Real grid with the no51 Ferrari F488 GTE EVO of James Calado and Alessandro Pier Guidi.  The no97 Aston used to be swish 0.028s within the support of the main Porsche and swish a centesimal of a 2d within the support of their teammates.   The discontinuance four cars had been slit up by swish 0.108s.

The LMP2 pole plight used to be claimed by the no42 Frosty Racing Oreca-Gibson of Nicolas Lapierre and Antoine Borga.  The average lap time of 1m48.649 used to be swish ample to shield Chinese language team Jackie Chan DC Racing off the discontinuance assign of living by 0.126s, with the no22 United Autosports Oreca in third assign of living with a 1m48.972.

Reigning LMGTE Am Champions Group Venture 1 took the class pole for this reason of a 2m00.824 average lap field by Matteo Cairoli and 2018/19 drivers’ champion Egidio Perfetti.  The no98 Aston Martin Racing Vantage of Paul Dalla Lana and Ross Gunn used to be 2d quickest, Dalla Lana lacking out on his fifth consecutive class pole in China by seven tenths of a 2d.  The no77 Dempsey Proton Racing Porsche used to be third quickest with Christian Ried and Matt Campbell posting a 2m01.655 average lap to enact before the no90 TF Sport Aston Martin by half a 2d.

The 4 Hours of Shanghai is due to this of open at 12h00 (Local) / 05h00 CET the next day.

CLICK HERE for the end result from qualifying for Spherical 3 of the 2018/19 FIA WEC

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