Toyota Gazoo Racing didn’t put a foot wrong in qualifying for the 2019 6 Hours of Spa-Francorchamps, as the Japanese manufacturer locked out the front row with its pair of TS050 Hybrids. In GTE Pro, Ford will begin its final six-hour race as a full works team from pole.
Pole position went to the #7 TS050 Hybrid of Mike Conway, Kamui Kobayashi and José Maria López, with championship-leaders Buemi, Alonso and Nakajima starting the six-hour race from second on the grid. Starting third is the #17 SMP Racing machine of Stéphane Sarrazin, Egor Orudzhev and Sergey Sirotkin followed by the #3 Rebellion Racing car of Berthon, Laurent and Menezes.
Pole position in LMP2 went to the guest starters G-Drive Racing (Rusinov/van Uitert/Vergne). Current championship leaders Jackie Chan DC Racing secured second and third positions on the grid, with the #38 machine (Tung/Aubry/Richelmi) set to start ahead of the #37 car of Heinemeier-Hansson, King and Stevens.
Ford takes GTE Pro pole
Ford Chip Ganassi Team UK was the team to beat in GTE Pro qualifying. The #67 Ford GT of Harry Tincknell and Andy Priaulx recorded the fastest average time in qualifying, six tenths ahead of the #97 Aston Martin of Alex Lynn and Maxime Martin. The pair of BMW M8 GTEs will start the final six-hour race of the 2018/19 Super Season from third and fourth on the grid.
Porsche’s domination in GTE Am over the course of the weekend was brought to an abrupt end by the #90 TF Sport Aston Martin, which secured its maiden pole position in the FIA WEC at the death. The Yoluc/Hankey/Eastwood car will start the race ahead of the #88 Dempsey-Proton Porsche (Roda/Roda Jr/Cairoli) and the #56 Project 1 Porsche (Bergmeister/Lindsey/Perfetti)
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