The #7 Toyota dominates qualifying for the 24 Hours of Le Mans

A red flag following Michael Fassbender’s exit from the track in the No. 93 Proton Competition Porsche, and especially a downpour 20 minutes from the end of the session disrupted qualifying for the 24 Hours of Le Mans on Wednesday.

Of course, the best lap times were set before the raindrops, and it was the #7 Toyota, driven by Kamui Kobayashi, that went fastest, clocking 3’27.247. In Hypercar, the five cars were guaranteed to qualify for the Hyperpole, which will host Thursday (8 p.m. to 8:30 p.m.) the six best cars in each category.

In LMP2, the first six in seven tenths

Behind the GR010 n°7, we find the two Glickenhaus n°708 and 709, respectively at one and seven tenths, then the Alpine n°36, which still points at 2.4. As for the second Toyota, it was only able to ride on a wet track at the end of the session due to a rear-right problem, and finished 13 seconds behind.

In LMP2, it was logically more contested with 27 prototypes entered and the first six are held in seven tenths. The qualifiers for the Hyperpole are the WRT n°31, the JOTA n°38, the Realteam by WRT n°41, the two United Autosports n°23 and 22 and the Prema n°9. The Richard Mille Racing of the Wadoux – Milesi – Ogier trio, driven by the reigning LMP2 champion, finished seventh.

Only one GTE Pro was eliminated, the #74 Riley Motorsports Ferrari. The official Corvettes, Porsches and Ferraris, which are held in six tenths, will meet on Thursday. Finally, in GTE Am, the qualified cars are the n°98 of Northwest AMR, the n°57 of Kessel Racing, the n°54 of AF Corse, the n°85 of Iron Dames, the n°77 of Dempsey – Proton Racing and the 61 from AF Corse.


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