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