Ferrari in Pole Position at the 24 Hours of Le Mans

WEC – Ferrari in pole position and front row at the 24 Hours of Le Mans

The best of the Ferraris will start from the front row of their respective classes in the 24 Hours of Le Mans, which will set off on Saturday at 2:30 pm. Côme Ledogar took pole position in the LMGTE Am class for Luzich Racing while James Calado will start from the front row in the 488 GTE of AF Corse.

Hyperpole. The three Ferraris that qualified for the first Hyperpole in the history of the great French classic fought for pole position in the LMGTE Pro and LMGTE Am classes. In the first part of the session, Sam Bird set the second-best time of 3:51.515, but as the track got faster, he was passed by his rivals and finished fifth. James Calado, for his part, after seeing his best time deleted on his first attempt, stopped the clock at 3:51.115 with the second set of tyres. The British driver secured second place in the LMGTE Pro class behind the Porsche no. 91 qualified by Gianmaria Bruni. Côme Ledogar will start from pole in the LMGTE Am class in the 488 GTE of Luzich Racing, which improved its performance to an excellent 3:51.266 during the thirty-minute session.

WEC – Three Ferraris for the first Hyperpole at Le Mans

The qualifying session that led to access to the first Hyperpole in Le Mans history saw 59 cars compete against the time trial in the scheduled forty-five minutes. The high number of drivers on the track had as a side effect the traffic that prevented some of the Ferraris who had behaved well during free practice from qualifying among the top six and, therefore, from taking part in the Hyperpole tomorrow. .

LMGTE Pro . Thanks to a very fast lap in the last available attempt with the time now expired, Alessandro Pier Guidi conquers the third time with 3’51 ”244, 372 thousandths from Richard Westbrook, the fastest in the session. The 2017 world champion preceded Davide Rigon who had obtained a 3’51 ”988 in his eighth lap. The 488 GTE of WeatherTech Racing with Toni Vilander at the wheel during the session, at the end of the seventh, and that of Risi Competizione with Sebastien Bourdais eighth, out of the Hyperpole by 366 thousandths.

LMGTE Am. A single Ferrari qualified for the Hyperpole is not a satisfactory prize for the Maranello cars, although the session is not decisive for the outcome of the race and the very high level of competitiveness. The fastest of the 488 GTEs was confirmed by Luzich Racing with Côme Ledogar fourth with a time of 3’53 ”292, 514 thousandths from Augusto Farfus, at the top of the time list. Regret for the 23 thousandths that prevented Nicklas Nielsen from conquering the last valid place for access to tomorrow’s session. The AF Corse driver, seventh, was faster than Giancarlo Fisichella, tenth, struggling with tire pressure and traffic. MR Racing Ferraris qualified from twelfth to sixteenth place, with Kei Cozzolino at the wheel, HubAuto Racing, with Tom Blomqvist at the wheel, Spirit of Race, with Griffin busy in the session and the number 75 of Iron Lynx driven by Andrea Piccini, who preceded Jan Magnussen for the colors of JMW Motorsport. Tenth row all Iron Lynx with the number 85 of Michelle Gatting and the number 60 of Paolo Ruberti, while behind them the Red River Sport car will start, with Johnny Mowlem at the wheel and the number 52 of AF Corse with Alexander West twenty-second.

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