Toyota On Pole At Le Mans

The Japanese manufacturer has already hit it big at the 85th edition of the 24 hours of Le Mans, fastest at qualifying with a time of 3’14.791 clocked by Kamui Kobayashi in the #7 Toyota TS050-Hybrid.

Toyota confirmed its status as the one to watch by also placing the #8 on the first row. One row back, the #1 Porsche 919 Hybrid will start from third position ahead of the #2 inflicted with a few problems. The #9 Toyota will take the start from fifth position.

#26 G-DRIVE RACING / RUS / Oreca 07 – Gibson / Roman Rusinov (RUS) / Pierre Thiriet (FRA) / Alex Lynn (GBR) – Le Mans 24 Hour – Circuit des 24H du Mans – Le Mans – France © Marcel Langer/WEC

In LMP2, from the outset of the day’s second session, Alex Lynn in G-Drive Racing’s #26 Oreca took the lead with a time of 3’25.352 and didn’t let go. Behind, the battle was on between CEFC Manor TRS Racing’s #25 car and Jackie Chan DC Racing’s #38.

Courtesy of Aston Martin © Nick Dungan / Drew Gibson Photography

In LMGTE Pro, Aston Martin Racing still dominates as the #97 Vantage took pole position in the class with a time of 3’50.837. It is followed by AF Corse’s #51 Ferrari 488 GTE and the other Aston Martin, the #95.

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Lastly, in LMGTE Am, Fernando Rees at the wheel of Larbre Competition’s #50 Chevrolet Corvette C7 R clocked an excellent time in 3’52.843, securing the pole in the class ahead of the #92 Aston Martin Vantage and Scuderia Corsa’s #62 Ferrari.

The start of the 85th edition of the 24 Hours of Le Mans will be on Saturday the 17th of June at 3:00 p.m.