Rebellion Racing took their second consecutive overall pole position to take top spot in LMP1 Qualifying in Bahrain this evening as Bruno Senna and Norman Nato set a combined time of 1m42.979s (with Senna setting the overall fastest time of 1m42.396 in opening stages).
Charlie Robertson and Ben Hanley set an average just 0.144s off the pole to put their #5 Ginetta-AER second and Toyota Gazoo Racing will start third and fourth as the #8 TS050 HYBRID just heads sister #7 car. Closing out the LMP1 class is the #6 Ginetta of Mike Simpson and Guy Smith.
In the LMP2 class United Autosports claimed their first ever LMP2 WEC pole position as Paul Di Resta and Phil Hanson averaged 1m45.357s with Di Resta claiming overall quickest LMP2 lap of 1m44.869s. The Jackie Chan DC Racing duo of Will Stevens and Gabriel Aubry brought their #37 Oreca 07 in just 0.3s off class pole sitters to claim second spot on Saturday’s grid whilst the #26 G-Drive Racing car will start from third position.
The LMGTE Pro class sees pole position go to #91 Porsche 911 RSR of Richard Lietz and Gimmi Bruni giving the Austrian/Italian duo their second pole of the season with an average time of 1m55.485s. The sister #92 car of Michael Christensen and Kevin Estre claimed second position just 0.060s off their stablemates. AF Corse place third and fourth as #51 heads #71 Ferrari 488 GTE Evo. It was a day to forget for the Aston Martin Pro cars who will start at the back of the pack, the #95 Dane Train Vantage qualifying just ahead of the #97.
Finally, LMGTE Am sees a pole for the #57 Team Project 1 Porsche of Larry Ten Voorde and Ben Keating combining to set an average lap of 1m57.602s. Ten Voorde claims fastest overall lap with a 1m57.089s effort. The silver #54 AF Corse Ferrari takes second for Giancarlo Fisichella and airline boss Thomas Flohr while the top three is rounded out by the #88 Dempsey Proton Porsche qualified by Khaled Al Qubaisi and Thomas Preining.