6H COTA: Pole for Rebellion Racing; Aston Martin qualifies top in LMGTE Pro
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6H COTA: Pole for Rebellion Racing; Aston Martin qualifies top in LMGTE Pro

Below are the main headlines from Qualifying at round 5 of FIA WEC Season 8, the 6 Hours of COTA.

-    Rebellion Racing take third pole of WEC Season 8 as No.1 Rebellion R13 Gibson car driven by Gustavo Menezes and Norman Nato combine to set average time of 1:47.530
-    Frenchman Nato sets fastest lap of weekend so far on a 1:47.387
-    No.7 Toyota of Jose Maria Lopez and Mike Conway start second with combined best lap time of 1:49.161
-    Sister No.8 Toyota TS050 HYBRID entry driven by Kazuki Nakajima and Brendon Hartley place third with average time of 1:49.431

-    In LMGTE Pro, the No. 95 Aston Martin Racing Vantage of Marco Sørensen and Nicki Thiim take pole position with the “Dane Train” taking best average lap time of 2:00.733 
-    Thiim posts best lap out of the LMGTE Pro drivers with a time of 2:00.725
-    No. 92 Porsche 911 RSR joins Aston Martin on front row as pairing Michael Christensen and Kevin Estre post a combined time of 2:00.952 – just 0.219s adrift of pole-sitters Aston Martin
-    Third in class was the No.97 Aston Martin of Alex Lynn and Maxime Martin, followed by the No. 91 Porsche 911 RSR belonging to Richard Lietz and and Gianmaria Bruni
-    AF Corse finished fifth and sixth in the Ferrari 488 GTE Evo, with newcomers Corvette Racing seventh in the brand new Chevrolet Corvette CR.8

-    LMP2 sees Cool Racing on pole for the second time this season as Nicolas Lapierre and Antonin Borga set an average time of 1:49.910 in the ORECA 07 Gibson car 
-    Swiss team ahead of rivals United Autosports No. 22 ORECA 07 qualified by Phil Hanson and Filipe Albuquerque
-    No.36 Signatech Alpine Elf will start third as Thomas Laurent and Pierre Ragues post a combined time of 1:50.984 at the wheel of an Alpine A470 Gibson 

-    The No. 56 Team Project 1 car qualifies on pole as Matteo Cairoli and Egidio Perfetti take the best average time of 2:02.784 in the Porsche 911 RSR
-    Aston Martin Racing second in COTA Qualifying as Ross Gunn and Paul Dalla Lana post a combined time of 2:02.830 in the Aston Martin Vantage 
-    Britain’s Ross Gunn clocks the fastest lap of the entire LMGTE Am grid with a time of 2:01.281
-    Third is the No. 90 TF Sport entry making it two Aston Martin cars in the top three

Tomorrow’s 6-hour race will commence at 12h00 local time.

Provisional results can be found HERE