Michelin Le Mans Cup – Team Virage on pole in Portimão

On a wet track, championship leader Julien Gerbi, at the wheel of the No. 16 Team Virage Ligier, dominated the times during final qualifying for the 2023 Michelin Le Mans Cup.

Published on 21/10/2023 à 18:36

Valentin GLO

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Michelin Le Mans Cup – Team Virage on pole in Portimão

#16 TEAM VIRAGE - Ligier JS P320 - Nissan - Michelin Le Mans Cup - Portimao Round - Autodromo International do Algarve - Portimao - Portugal - Photo: Michelin Le Mans Cup

Julien Gerbi's lap of 1'56"685 was six tenths ahead of the second car, the #11 CD Sport Ligier of Lebanese driver Shahan Haig Sarkissian and the #77 Team Thor Ligier of championship contender Audunn Gudmundsson.

The #59 Ligier of Oscar Bittar's Team Virage occupied first place at the start of the session, but fell back to 4th as the checkered flag passes.

La Porsche 911 n°64 from Team Parker Racing took pole position in the GT3 category with Alex Martin in 1'54"614, 0"204 ahead of the Lamborghini Iron Lynx of Hiroshi Hamaguchi and more than two seconds ahead of Championship leader Arnold Robin in theAston Martin Vantage Racing Spirit of Léman.

 

Valentin GLO

Journalist. Endurance reporter (WEC, IMSA, ELMS, ALMS) and sometimes F1 or IndyCar.

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