Bahrain Qualifying: Rebellion takes pole while Porsche tops LMGTE Pro
Below are the main headlines from FIA WEC Qualifying at the Bahrain International Circuit this afternoon.
• Rebellion Racing take second consecutive overall pole position to take top spot in LMP1 Qualifying
• Bruno Senna and Norman Nato take the best average of 1m42.979s
• Senna sets overall fastest time of 1m42.396 in opening stages
• No.5 Team LNT Ginetta-AER places second as Charlie Robertson and Ben Hanley set an average just 0.144s off the pole
• Toyota Gazoo Racing will start third and fourth as No.8 TS050 HYBRID just heads sister No.7 car
• No.6 Team Ginetta places fifth as Mike Simpson and Guy Smith qualify AER engine LMP1 car
No. 1 @RebellionRacing take second consecutive overall pole position to take top spot for tomorrow's Bapco #8HBahrain, @BSenna and @NatoNorman take the best average of 1m42.979s! Good job, rebels 🦓#WEC pic.twitter.com/lSidyY0rQL— WEC (@FIAWEC) December 13, 2019
• LMGTE Pro sees pole position go to No.91 Porsche 911 RSR as Richard Lietz and Gimmi Bruni claim their second pole of the season
• Austrian/Italian duo average 1m55.485s; Lietz sets fastest overall lap time of 1m55.342s
• Porsche 1-2 as No.92 car of Michael Christensen and Kevin Estre take second position just 0.060s off their stablemates
• AF Corse place third and fourth as No.51 heads No.71 Ferrari 488 GTE Evo
• United Autosports claim their first ever LMP2 WEC pole position
• Paul Di Resta and Phil Hanson average 1m45.357s with Di Resta claiming overall quickest LMP2 lap of 1m44.869s
• Jackie Chan DC Racing duo of Will Stevens and Gabriel Aubry qualify just 0.3s off class pole sitters
• G-Drive Racing will start their first WEC race of the season from third position
• No.57 Team Project 1 Porsche takes its first pole of the season with Larry Ten Voorde and Ben Keating combining to set an average lap of 1m57.602s
• Ten Voorde claims fastest overall lap with a 1m57.089s effort
• No.54 AF Corse Ferrari second as Giancarlo Fisichella and Thomas Flohr combine
• No.88 Dempsey Proton Porsche place third as Khaled Al Qubaisi and Thomas Preining qualify
For results and times from qualifying, click HERE.
Tomorrow’s Bapco 8 Hours of Bahrain race will commence at 15h00 local time. Follow the action live via the official FIA WEC app HERE.