Audi take Le Mans pole, top 6 within 0.6 seconds

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The new Audi R18 proved to be on the pace at Le Mans as André Lotterer put the #2 car on pole position for this weekend's Le Mans. Audi #1 is in second place, followed by two Peugeots, another Audi and the final official Peugeot 908 in 6th place.

In the final stages of qualifying, neither of the top 2 Audis were really threatened as Peugeot declared 15 minutes earlier that they had closed off qualifying and would just test a few more settings for the race.

Tom Kristensen however, the slowest of the Audi R18s was unsatisfied and went out for an attempt for pole position, or at least to get ahead of the 2 Peugeots ahead of him. The 8 times winner however overcooked it and ended up in the gravel trap in the Porsche Esses.

In LMP2, car #26 of Signatech Nissan topped the rankings with a 14th best time overall.

In 29th position is the first GTEpro, the BMW M3 GT #55. The fastest GTEam is #61 Ferrari F430 by AF Corse SRL.