Audi gets pressure from the pole position of the 6 Hours of Fuji


The Audi R18 e-tron quattro #8 has signed the pole position of the 6 Hours of
in the session of classification more adjusted to the season, with the three
manufacturers of the category queen separated by just two tenths of a second.
In this way, the trio of Lucas di Grassi, Loïc Duval and Oliver Jarvis
will start in first position
, exerting a hard pressure on the leaders
of the contest, the whole time the Porsche 919 Hybrid #2 has not been able to spend the
the sixth position. Doublet of the Ford GT in the qualifying session aimed
the categories GTE-Pro and GTE-Am

Lucas di Grassi and Loïc Duval have been the pilots in charge
bring the Audi #8 to the pole
after signing a combined time of 1:23.570,
record that has exceeded by just 25 thousandths the marked by Mark Webber and
Brendon Hartley in Porsche #1. Behind both have been located the two
prototype of Toyota with the TS050 Hybrid #5 finishing in third position.
Much more discreet, has been the qualifying session for the Porsche 919
Hybrid #2, leader of the contest and sixth on the grid. Without any trouble, Rebellion
Racing he has won the game ByKolles between the LMP1 private

G-Drive has joined in LMP2 his fifth pole of the season with
Roman Rusinov and Will Stevens
being the drivers nominated by the team to
fight in the qualifying session. The merged record of 1:31.698 marked
by the drivers of the Oreca 05-Nissan #26 has been second to none for the guys
Signatech Alpine, finishing two tenths behind. While Giovinazzi, Gelael and
Van der Garde have signed a good premiere with the Ligier JS P2-Nissan #30 ESP
after finishing third, the Manor #44 Roberto Merhi has not been able to spend the
sixth position of the category
, just ahead of another prototype of the british team.


The Ford GT have been the two fastest cars in GTE-Pro
in a qualifying session in which the new ‘Balance of Performance’ has
left a grill in the professional category, very organized. In fact, the
Ford GT #66 has broken the streak of three pole positions back-to-back Aston Martin
leading a doublet has left the two Ferrari 488 GT3 of AF Corse in
fourth and fifth position
. In the same way, the two Aston Martin Vantage V8
have been fifth and sixth, while the Porsche 911 RSR has finished last,
despite having a better performance fit.

Finally, in the category GTE-Am, the faster time has
been to the Aston Martin #98
of Dalla Lana, Lamy and Lauda, adding its
fifth pole position so far this season. The time marked by Dalla Lana and
Lamy has been three tenths better than that achieved by the pilots of the Ferrari
458 Italia #83 AF Corse. Third party for its part has located the Chevrolet
Corvette C7-Z06 Larbre Competition
, while the three Porsche 911 are
in charge of closing the grill of the 6 Hours of Fuji with the three
latest positions harvested between the GT of the amateur category.