Pole LMP1 7 Toyota (Photo by Melissa Warren)Toyota Gazoo Racing claim 1-2 in qualifying session for the TOTAL 6 Hours of Spa-Francorchamps, the 7th round of the 2018-2019 FIA World Endurance Championship Super Season.


Kamui Kobayashi and Mike Conway set an average lap time of 1m53.747s to claim their third pole of Super Season. They will share the No.7 with José Maria Lopez. Conway set the outright best time of 1m53.683, 1.1 seconds faster than last season’s best qualifying lap and is the fastest ever WEC pole lap.

The No.8 Toyota Gazoo Racing car driven by Kazuki Nakajima and Sébastien Buemi is second and 0.4 seconds behind the sister Toyota TS050 HYBRID. Fernando Alonso will start his penultimate WEC race in this car.

SMP Racing finished qualifying in third and fifth as No.17 starts ahead of No.11 sister BR1 with Belgian Stoffel Vandoorne making his WEC debut.

Fourth and sixth start for Rebellion Racing as the No.1 car eclipses the No.3 entry in the session that saw a few light rain showers.

Ford takes LMGTE Pro top spot with Priaulx and Tincknell

The LMGTE Pro class grid is headed by the No.67 Ford Chip Ganassi car of Andy Priaulx and Harry Tincknell. Priaulx set a dramatic late lap to complete an average of 2m12.885s to take his second consecutive pole position at Spa for No.67 Ford GT

Aston Martin will start second as local hero Maxime Martin and Alex Lynn set an average of 2m12.952s in the No.97 Vantage just 0.067 behind.

The No.82 BMW Team MTEK of Augusto Farfus and Antonio Felix da Costa will start third with an average time of 2m12.977.

There are three different manufacturers placed in the top three and are separated by just 0.092s.

G-Drive and TF Sport lead in LMP2 and GTE Am

LMP2 witnesses pole for

The G-Drive Racing Aurus 01 Gibson with Job Van Uitert and Jean-Eric Vergne took the LMP2 pole position with an average time of 2m00.674s. Vergne set a best lap of 2m00.003s on track where G-Drive has won three times since 2014.

Second and third in LMP2 was the Jackie Chan DC Racing squad as No.38 ORECA 07-Gibson driven by Gabriel Aubry and Stéphane Richelmi just edged out No.37 car of Will Stevens and David Heinemeier-Hansson.

LMGTE Am sees TF Sport Aston Martin Vantage claim its first WEC pole as Salih Yoluc and Charlie Eastwood beat the opposition with an average time of 2m16.061s, with Eastwood setting the fastest individual lap of 2m15.016s.

2nd LMP1 8 Toyota (Photo by Melissa Warren) 3rd LMP2 37 Jackie Chan (Photo by Melissa Warren) 2nd GT Am 88 Porsche (Photo by Melissa Warren) 2nd GT Pro 97 Aston Martin (Photo by Melissa Warren) 3rd GT Pro 82 BMW (Photo by Melissa Warren) Pole GT Pro 67 Ford (Photo by Melissa Warren)

 

 

 

 

 

 

Second in LMGTE Pro is the No.88 Dempsey-Proton Racing Porsche of Gianluca Roda and Matteo Cairoli. The Points-leading Team Project 1 Porsche of Egidio Perfetti and Jörg Bergmeister took third.
1 7 M. CONWAY / K. KOBAYASHI / J. LOPEZ Toyota Gazoo Racing LMP1 H 1:53.747 1:53.747
2 8 S. BUEMI / K. NAKAJIMA / F. ALONSO Toyota Gazoo Racing LMP1 H 1:54.243 1:54.243 0.496 0.496
3 17 S. SARRAZIN / E. ORUDZHEV / S. SIROTKIN SMP Racing LMP1 1:54.711 1:54.711 0.964 0.468
4 3 N. BERTHON / T. LAURENT / G. MENEZES Rebellion Racing LMP1 1:55.640 1:55.640 1.893 0.929
5 11 M. ALESHIN / V. PETROV / S. VANDOORNE SMP Racing LMP1 1:56.018 1:56.018 2.271 0.378
6 1 N. JANI / A. LOTTERER / B. SENNA Rebellion Racing LMP1 1:56.021 1:56.021 2.274 0.003
7 26 R. RUSINOV / J. VAN UITERT / J. VERGNE G-Drive Racing LMP2 2:00.674 2:00.674 6.927 4.653
8 38 H. TUNG / G. AUBRY / S. RICHELMI Jackie Chan DC Racing LMP2 2:01.225 2:01.225 7.478 0.551
9 37 D. HEINEMEIER-HANSSON / J. KING / W. STEVENS Jackie Chan DC Racing LMP2 2:01.558 2:01.558 7.811 0.333
10 31 R. GONZALEZ / P. MALDONADO / A. DAVIDSON DragonSpeed LMP2 2:01.816 2:01.816 8.069 0.258
11 36 N. LAPIERRE / A. NEGRÃO / P. THIRIET Signatech Alpine Matmut LMP2 2:01.832 2:01.832 8.085 0.016
12 4 T. DILLMANN / O. WEBB / P. RUBERTI Bykolles Racing Team LMP1 2:02.246 2:02.246 8.499 0.414
13 29 F. VAN EERD / G. VAN DER GARDE / N. DE VRIES Racing Team Nederland LMP2 2:03.959 2:03.959 10.212 1.713
14 28 F. PERRODO / M. VAXIVIERE / N. NATO TDS Racing LMP2 2:04.967 2:04.967 11.220 1.008
15 50 E. CREED / R. RICCI / N. BOULLE Larbre Competition LMP2 2:06.234 2:06.234 12.487 1.267
16 67 A. PRIAULX / H. TINCKNELL Ford Chip Ganassi Team UK LMGTE Pro 2:12.885 2:12.885 19.138 6.651
17 97 A. LYNN / M. MARTIN Aston Martin Racing LMGTE Pro 2:12.952 2:12.952 19.205 0.067
18 82 A. FARFUS / A. DA COSTA BMW Team MTEK LMGTE Pro 2:12.977 2:12.977 19.230 0.025
19 81 M. TOMCZYK / N. CATSBURG BMW Team MTEK LMGTE Pro 2:13.313 2:13.313 19.566 0.336
20 95 M. SØRENSEN / N. THIIM Aston Martin Racing LMGTE Pro 2:13.341 2:13.341 19.594 0.028
21 66 S. MÜCKE / O. PLA Ford Chip Ganassi Team UK LMGTE Pro 2:13.392 2:13.392 19.645 0.051
22 92 M. CHRISTENSEN / K. ESTRE Porsche GT Team LMGTE Pro 2:13.683 2:13.683 19.936 0.291
23 91 R. LIETZ / G. BRUNI Porsche GT Team LMGTE Pro 2:13.836 2:13.836 20.089 0.153
24 51 A. PIER GUIDI / J. CALADO AF Corse LMGTE Pro 2:14.060 2:14.060 20.313 0.224
25 71 D. RIGON / S. BIRD AF Corse LMGTE Pro 2:14.182 2:14.182 20.435 0.122
26 90 S. YOLUC / E. ALERS-HANKEY / C. EASTWOOD TF Sport LMGTE Am 2:16.061 2:16.061 22.314 1.879
27 88 G. RODA / G. RODA JR / M. CAIROLI Dempsey - Proton Racing LMGTE Am 2:16.171 2:16.171 22.424 0.110
28 56 J. BERGMEISTER / P. LINDSEY / E. PERFETTI Team Project 1 LMGTE Am 2:16.390 2:16.390 22.643 0.219
29 77 C. RIED / R. PERA / M. CAMPBELL Dempsey - Proton Racing LMGTE Am 2:17.005 2:17.005 23.258 0.615
30 98 P. DALLA LANA / P. LAMY / M. LAUDA Aston Martin Racing LMGTE Am 2:17.093 2:17.093 23.346 0.088
31 54 T. FLOHR / F. CASTELLACCI / G. FISICHELLA Spirit of Race LMGTE Am 2:17.173 2:17.173 23.426 0.080
32 61 L. PEREZ-COMPANC / M. CRESSONI / M. GRIFFIN Clearwater Racing LMGTE Am 2:17.288 2:17.288 23.541 0.115
33 86 M. WAINWRIGHT / B. BARKER / T. PREINING Gulf Racing LMGTE Am 2:19.225 2:19.225 25.478 1.937
34 70 M. ISHIKAWA / O. BERETTA / E. CHEEVER MR Racing LMGTE Am By Melissa Warren 

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