Audi took the overall pole position for tomorrow’s 6 Hours of Nürburgring when Andre Lotterer and Marcel Fässler put in a 1:39.444 average in the #7 R18 TDI.
With the track rapidly drying following the GTE qualifying session times quickly tumbled with the top spots changing places between the #1 and #2 sister Porsche 919 Hybrids early on. By halfway through the session Andre Lotterer had leapfrogged the two Porsches in the #7 Audi R18 before handing over to Marcel Fässler.
With seven minutes of the session remaining, Brazilian Lucas de Grassi took the sister #8 R18 to second spot with an average of 1:39.710 before handing over the Oliver Jarvis.
Mark Webber put the #1 Porsche 919 Hybrid into third on the grid with the sister car taking fourth. The Toyotas were 5th and 6th.
In LMP2 the Signatech Alpines held court at the top of the table for the beginning of the session until Fillipe Alberquerquie dropped in a 1:49.529 to slot his Oreca into top spot. Jonny Kane set a 1:49.600 in Strakka’s ageing Gibson-Nissan for an early-on third place then handed over to Lewis Williamson.
With 2:40 of the session left to run the yellow flag was shown at Turn 1 when the #44 Manor car spun but re-joined.
By the end of the session the #26 Oreca 05 Nissan of G-Drive had regained it’s ‘usual’ spot and secured a class pole with an average of 1:49.727. The #36 Baxi/DC Racing Alpine was second with 1:49.762 and Strakka’s ‘wonderboy’ Lewis Williamson gave the British team a fantastic 1:50.105 average to secure third position in class.
Full results here.