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    Pla secures maiden pole for Glickenhaus

    The Frenchman posted a 2m02.771s aboard the solo Glickenhaus-Pipo 007 LMH to assert the highest spot by a few tenths from fellow countryman Matthieu Vaxiviere within the Alpine-Gibson A480.

    The Glickenhaus and the Alpine, through which Vaxiviere recorded a 2m02.999s, outpaced the 2 Toyota GR010 HYBRIDs within the 10-minute qualifying session within the night.

    Kamui Kobayashi’s greatest time of 2m03.087s simply shaded Brendon Hartley’s 2m03.137s within the sister automotive as the 2 Toyotas took third and fourth positions.

    The Glickenhaus and the Alpine each set their instances on their first flying laps, whereas the 2 Toyota drivers have been unable to publish consultant instances when the Michelin tyres have been at their greatest on the primary lap.

    Pla mentioned: “I made a mistake at Flip 1 on the primary flier: I braked a little bit bit late, missed the apex and had a little bit of a second on the exit, however the remainder of the lap was fairly good.

    “Pole is nice for the staff: they’ve put plenty of effort into the programme with a low price range, individuals shouldn’t neglect that.”

    #83 AF Corse Oreca 07 - Gibson LMP2 : François Perrodo, Nicklas Nielsen, Alessio Rovera

    #83 AF Corse Oreca 07 – Gibson LMP2 : François Perrodo, Nicklas Nielsen, Alessio Rovera

    Photograph by: Eric Le Galliot

    Alessio Rovera snatched LMP2 pole within the AF Corse staff’s ORECA-Gibson 07 proper on the finish of the of the qualifying.

    The Italian made an enormous enchancment on his second set of Goodyear tyres to get all the way down to a 2m04.246s, which was ok to knock Robin Frijns within the quickest of the 2 WRT entries off the highest spot.

    A 2m04.290s from Frijns on his solely flying lap was nonetheless ok for the Dutchman to hold onto second place.

    Filipe Albuquerque improved to 3rd with a 2m04.451s in one of the best of the United Autosports ORECAs on his second run. The late runs from Rovera and Albuquerque pushed Louis Deletraz within the Prema ORECA and Norman Nato within the second WRT ORECA all the way down to fourth and fifth respectively.

    #91 Porsche GT Team Porsche 911 RSR 19 LMGTE Pro of Gianmaria Bruni, Richard Lietz

    #91 Porsche GT Crew Porsche 911 RSR 19 LMGTE Professional of Gianmaria Bruni, Richard Lietz

    Photograph by: JEP / Motorsport Photos

    Gianmaria Bruni snatched pole place in GTE Professional, his first within the WEC because the 2020 Le Mans 24 Hours, from Porsche team-mate Michael Christensen on his last lap of qualifying.

    The Italian obtained all the way down to a 2m14.301s on his third flying lap to raised the 2m14.481s Christensen set on his second lap.

    Bruni’s last lap vaulted him from third place behind Nick Tandy’s Chevrolet Corvette C8.R onto the pole.

    Tandy misplaced his first time lap to a observe limits infraction after which posted a 2m14.606s on his third try.

    Ferrari was nearer to the tempo than on the championship opener at Sebring in March, as Alessandro Pier Guidi took fourth place in one of the best of the AF Corse run 488 GTE Evos with a 2m15.102s, which was eight tenths off the final word tempo.

    Miguel Molina introduced up the rear of the category with a time that was over a second shy of Bruni’s pole lap.

    Ben Keating was on pole by a second and a half in GTE Am aboard his TF Sport Aston Martin Vantage GTE.

    His 2m17.408s was set on his third lap, whereas Paul Dalla Lana obtained all the way down to a 2m18.912s within the NorthWest AMR Vantage.

    The Spa 6 Hours, spherical two of the 2022 WEC, begins at 13:00 native time in Belgium on Saturday.

    WEC Spa 6 Hours – Qualifying outcomes



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