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Featured WEC Finale: Title contending Porsche takes pole in Bahrain

Discussion in 'World Endurance Championship' started by Jack Hunsley, Nov 20, 2015.

  1. Jack Hunsley

    Jack Hunsley
    Staff Premium Member

    Pole.png The combined efforts of Brendon Hartley and Timo Bernhard have put the #17 Porsche in pole position for tomorrow's title deciding 6 Hours of Bahrain, where they will go head to head with the #7 Audi for the WEC title.

    After having topped every practice session so far this event, Hartley's 1:39.802 and Bernhard's 1:39.670 put them three tenths clear of their sister entry, whilst also ensuring that Porsche completed their season long monopoly on pole positions.

    Marcel Fässler and Andre Lotterer put the #7 Audi in third place on the grid, with their sister car again just behind, however they could do little to prevent Porsche extending their points advantage to 13 points.

    In LMP2 the Signatech Alpine team backed up their victory last time out in Shanghai with pole position in Bahrain, they just edged out the #47 KCMG title challenger before Tandy's best effort was deleted for infringing track limits. Their LMP2 title rivals in the #26 G-Drive Racing will start third in class.

    The GTE Pro lineup was also effected by post-qualifying penalties, as James Calado's lap time was deleted to deny the #71 second on the grid as they will now start at the back of the pack. Whilst finally in GTE Am it was the #98 Aston Martin that took the honours for the fifth time this season.

    6 Hours of Bahrain - Official Qualifying Results

    1. LMP1 - #17 Porsche Team (Bernhard, Webber, Hartley) - 1:39.736
    2. LMP1 - #18 Porsche Team (Dumas, Jani, Lieb) - +0.364
    3. LMP1 - #7 Audi sport Team Joest (Lotterer, Fässler, Tréluyer) - +1.567
    4. LMP1 - #8 Audi Sport Team Joest (Di Grassi, Duval, Jarvis) - +1.671
    5. LMP1 - #1 Toyota Racing (Davidson, Buemi, Nakajima) - +2.422
    6. LMP1 - #2 Toyota Racing (Wurz, Sarrazin, Conway) - +2.726
    7. LMP1 - #13 Rebellion Racing (Imperatori, Kraihamer, Abt) - +6.924
    8. LMP1 - #12 Rebellion Racing (Prost, Beche) - +7.182
    9. LMP1 - #4 Team ByKolles (Trummer, Kaffer) - +8.545
    10. LMP2 - #36 Signatech Alpine (Panciatici, Chatin, Capillaire) - +10.257
    11. LMP2 - #26 G-Drive Racing (Rusinov, Canal, Bird) - +10.366
    12. LMP2 - #47 KCMG (Howson, Bradley, Tandy) - +10.754
    13. LMP2 - #28 G-Drive Racing (Yacamán, Derani, González) - +10.984
    14. LMP2 - #43 Team SARD Morand (Webb, Ragues, Ragues) - +11.566
    15. LMP2 - #30 Extreme Speed Motorsport (Sharp, Dalziel, Hansson) - +11.874
    16. LMP2 - #44 AF Racing (Aleshin, Minassian, Markozov) - +12.284
    17. LMP2 - #42 Strakka Racing (Leventis, Kane, Watts) - +12.524
    18. LMP2 - #31 Extreme Speed Motorsport (Brown, Overbeek, Fogarty) - +15.736
    19. GTE Pro - #51 AF Corse (Bruni, Vilander) - +18.611
    20. GTE Pro - #95 Aston Martin Racing (Nygaard, Sørensen, Thiim) - +18.923
    21. GTE Pro - #99 Aston Martin Racing V8 (Rees, MacDowall, Stanaway) - +19.041
    22. GTE Pro - #92 Porsche Team Manthey (Pilet, Makowiecki) - +19.252
    23. GTE Pro - #97 Aston Martin Racing (Turner, Adam) - +19.375
    24. GTE Pro - #91 Porsche Team Manthey (Lietz, Christensen) - +20.071
    25. GTE Am - #98 Aston Martin Racing (Dalla Lana, Lamy, Lauda) - +20.786
    26. GTE Am - #50 Larbre Competition (Roda, Ruberti, Poulsen) - +21.208
    27. GTE Am - #72 SMP Racing (Shaytar, Basov, Bertolini) - +21.252
    28. GTE Am - #83 AF Corse (Perrodo, Collard, Águas) - +22.060
    29. GTE Am - #77 Dempsey Racing-Proton (Ried, Long, Seefried) - +22.612
    30. GTE Am - #96 Aston Martin Racing (Goethe, Hall, Castellacci) - +23.781
    31. GTE Pro - #71 AF Corse (Rigon, Calado) - +24.838
    32. GTE Am - #88 Abu Dhabi-Proton Racing (Ried, Bamber, Al Qubaisi) - No Time Set
     
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