WEC – Porsche dominates qualifying at the Nürburgring

Porsche monopolized the first row of the Nürburgring 6h grid. It was the No. 18 driven by Romain Dumas and Marc Lieb which took pole.

Published on 29/08/2015 à 15:11

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WEC – Porsche dominates qualifying at the Nürburgring

The new aero package for the 919 Hybrid seems more than successful. Porsche a dominé les qualifications des 6 Heures du Nürburgring by securing the first two places on the grid. Romain Dumas and Marc Lieb took pole on the No. 18 with an average time of 1’36”473, ahead of the No. 7 led by Mark Webber and Timo Bernhard by only 17 hundredths.

Audi blames the blow puisque ses deux R18 e-tron quattro pointent à plus d’une seconde de la référence. La n°8 de Lucas di Grassi et Oliver Jarvis précède de 3 dixièmes la n°7 de Benoît Tréluyer et André Lotterer. Quant aux Toyota, the two TS040s are more than 2 seconds behind, the n°1 of Sébastien Buemi and Anthony Davidson preceding No. 2 of Stéphane Sarrazin and Alexander Wurz.

KCMG took pole in LMP2 with the Oreca 05-Nissan of Matthew Howson and Nick Tandy credited with a time of 1'46"132 which is more than 3 tenths ahead of the Ligier JS P2-Nissan n°26 of G-Drive Racing of Sam Bird and Julien Channel. Signatech completes the top three in the category with theAlpine A450b piloted by Vincent Capillaire and Nelson Panciatici.

The Ferrari from AF Corse were the fastest in GTE Pro during qualifying for the 6 Hours of the Nürburgring (Germany). Gianmaria Bruni and Toni Vilander took the category pole in the #51 Ferrari with an average time of 1'54"275, ahead of their teammates James Calado and Davide Rigon in the #71 by half a tenth.

Aston Martin took 3rd place with the No. 95 of Christoffer Nygaard and Marco Sorensen which was 2 tenths off the benchmark, ahead of the two Porsche 911 RSRs from Team Manthey. SMP Racing took pole in the GTE Am with the #72 Ferrari of Shaytar-Bertolini-Basov credited with an average time of 1’56”528.

The start of the 6 Hours of the Nüburgring will be given tomorrow at 13 p.m.

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