Qualifying at Monza delivered somewhat of an upset as Romain Dumas in the #708 Glickenhaus 007 LMH secured pole, while Peugeot ran into some teething problems.
The ten-minute qualifying session took place in sweltering heat at the Autodromo Nazionale di Monza. Glickenhaus had shown good pace all weekend and Dumas managed to convert his pace into pole position with a 1:35.416.
“We got some good tows from the United Autosports cars on both straights, and I am very happy with the time and the performance,” said Dumas after qualifying.
Brendon Hartley put the #8 Toyota GR010 Hybrid on the front row, but was nine tenths down on the pole-setting Glickenhaus. Third fastest in Hypercar was the #36 Alpine with a fastest time of 1:36.489.
Technical issues halt Peugeot run
Peugeot’s first qualifying session as a works manufacturer in the FIA World Endurance Championship came to a disappointing end. Danish driver Mikkel Jensen appeared to have a problem with the car and subsequently stopped on track, bringing out the red flag with a minute and a half remaining.
The second Peugeot driven by Gustavo Menezes qualified for Sunday’s race in fifth with a fastest time of 1:36.919.
AF Corse pips Corvette to pole in home race
The #51 AF Corse Ferrari 488 GTE EVO of Alessandro Pier Guidi and James Calado will start the 2022 6 Hours of Monza from pole in GTE Pro. Pier Guidi’s fastest time of 1:45.270 was just 0.054 seconds faster than the second-fastest car, the #64 Corvette of Nick Tandy and Tommy Milner.
United ahead in LMP2
LMP2 pole went the way of United Autosports USA for their first pole position of the season. Driver Felipe Albuquerque posted the fastest time of 1:38.408. ARC Bratislava secured a surprise front-row spot on the grid thanks in no small part of the performance of Matthias Beche, who was three tenths down on Albuquerque.
Bovy makes history in GTE Am
Sarah Bovy gave Iron Dames their maiden pole position in the GTE Am after a fantastic lap of 1:47.431 as the session came to a close. The #85 Ferrari becomes the first all-female crewed car to start a WEC race from pole.
Second-fastest was Ben Keating in the #33 TF Sport Aston Martin, followed by Christian Ried in the #77 Dempsey-Proton Racing Porsche.
The race starts at midday local time on Sunday, for further details check out our race page.
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