Ferrari lead thrilling GT qualifying for pole in Mexico
A tense and extremely close GT qualifying session at Autodromo Hermanos Rodriguez saw Ferrari’s Sam Bird and Davide Rigon take pole position in LMGTE Pro for tomorrow’s 6 Hours of Mexico Presented by AT&T.
A tense and extremely close GT qualifying session at Autodromo Hermanos Rodriguez saw Ferrari’s Sam Bird and Davide Rigon take pole position in LMGTE Pro for tomorrow’s 6 Hours of Mexico Presented by AT&T. The British/Italian duo combined in the No.71 AF Corse Ferrari 488 GTE to set a fastest average time of 1:39.425.
Taking the top spot in LMGTE Am was the No.77 Dempsey-Proton Racing Porsche 911 RSR driven by Christian Ried and Matteo Cairoli. The experienced German and young Porsche Junior factory driver just had the edge over their nearest rivals in a session which was completed in full, dry conditions.
- Sam Bird sets outright fastest lap of 1m39.162s in No.71 AF Corse Ferrari 488 GTE.
- Bird and teammate Davide Rigon set an average lap time of 1m39.425s to take second pole position of the season
- No.95 Aston Martin join Ferrari on front row as Marco Sorensen and Nicki Thiim place second just 0.109s behind
- Andy Priaulx and Harry Tincknell claim third in LMGTE Pro as they combine to set a 1m39.640s time to make it three different manufacturers in leading positions
- Just 0.8s cover the whole LMGTE Pro field
- Dempsey Proton Porsche 911 RSR grabs pole position as Matteo Cairoli and Christian Ried set average of 1m42.056s
- Late challenge by Aston Martin Racing’s Pedro Lamy just falls short by 0.042s
For all the times from qualifying CLICK HERE. Tomorrow’s 6 Hours of Mexico, the fifth round of the 2017 FIA World Endurance Championship, will start at 12 noon (local time). To follow all the action go to the FIAWEC App, or check your local TV coverage via our guide HERE