Silverstone Pole for Toyota

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Toy­ota will start tomorrow’s 6 Hours of Sil­ver­stone from pole posi­tion ahead of Porsche. G-Dri­ve will lead away the LMP1 field. 

Kamui Kobayashi and Mike Con­way set the fastest com­bined time of LMP qual­i­fy­ing to put them­selfs at the front of tomorrow’s grid, with a fastest indi­vu­dal lap time of 1:36.793. Antho­ny David­son and Kazu­ki Naka­ji­ma were just 0.289 of a sec­ond behind, which was enough for a Toy­ota front row lock out. Porsche’s Nick Tandy and Neel Jani were 1.2 sec­onds off of the near­est Toy­ota with the #1 919 Hybrid, which was in turn half a sec­ond quick­er than the #2 Porsche dri­ven by Timo Bern­hard and Bren­don Hart­ley.

G-Dri­ve Rac­ing will lead away LMP2. Their avarage lap time was half a tenth quick­er than Alpine could man­age in the #36 Ore­ca. Jack­ie Chan DC Racing’s #38 Ore­ca was third fastest with Bruno Sen­na and Julien Canal set for fourth on the LMP2 grid. James Rossiter and Oli Webb were 9th over­all for the ByKolles rac­ing team.

Images: WEC-Mag­a­zin — Ton Kerdijk