Audi takes first 3 places in Le Mans qualifying

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Race event, Le Mans 24h, Circuit de la Sarthefr

The Audi e-tron R18 #2 has taken pole position for the 90th edition of the Le Mans 24 hours race. Loic Duval already set the pole time in Thursday qualifying and was not improved on Friday.

Last year's Le Mans winners in the Audi #1 will start from second place, followed by the third Audi #3 in third place. The German cars again proved faster than their main rivals at Toyota all through qualifying, albeit that red and yellow flags during the final half hour of qualifying somewhat hid the ultimate pace of the Toyota Hybrid TS030 cars. Fastest of the Toyota's is #8 that will start from 4th, ahead of Toyota #7 in 5th.

Pole positions per class LMP1 (1st overall):
Loïc Duval - Tom Kristensen - Allan McNish (Audi R18 e-tron quattro #2, Audi Sport Team Joest) 3’22’’349

LMP2 (9th overall):
Alex Brundle - David Heinemeier Hansson - Olivier Pla (Morgan-Nissan #24, OAK Racing) 3’38’’621

LMGTE Pro (29th overall):
Robert Bell - Frédéric Makowiecki - Bruno Senna (Aston Martin Vantage GTE #99, Aston Martin Racing) 3’53’’034

LMGTE Am (38th overall):
Christoffer Nygaard - Kristian Poulsen-Allan Simonsen (Aston Martin Vantage GTE #95, Aston Martin Racing) 3’57’’776

The full combined qualifying result is available on the Le Mans website.