Porsche has once again shown its superiority by signing a new two finish in the qualifying session of the 6 Hours of Austin. With a combined time of 1:44.471, Nick Tandy and Neel Jani have placed the Porsche #1 in head after passing by more than two tenths off the time of the pilots of the Porsche #2. Beyond this advantage, most painful thing for Toyota is that it has finished over 1.6 seconds off pole. For his part, in the class LMGTE-Pro, the pole has been for the Ferrari #71 of Davide Rigon and Sam Bird. The Ford #67 has fallen to two-tenths.
Porsche has put the directly to the title WEC, and in each session as well leave it patent. In the case of classification, Neel Jani and Nick Tandy have got a new pole for the Porsche #1, in this case with some intrigue as one of the fastest laps of Tandy was cancelled for exceeding the track limits. Despite this, the couple of Porsche #1 exceeded by two-tenths and half the combined time of Earl Bamber and TImo Bernhard with the Porsche #2. For his part, the Toyota TS050 #8 has closed the classification to 1.6 seconds of the head, while the Toyota #7 has been assigned 2.3 seconds.
Nico Lapierre and André Negrao will have earned the pole position for the Alpine #36 in the class LMP2 after signing a average time of 1:54.024. The couple of Signatech has passed by two-tenths and a half to the Rebellion #13. The third position has gone to the Oreca 07-Gibson #38 of the team Jackie Chan, thanks to the performance of Oliver Jarvis and Thomas Laurent at the wheel. With the #31 of Rebellion, Julien Canal and Bruno Senna have achieved the fourth position in a session really set in that these three prototypes have been moved in just a tenth of a difference.
Ferrari has taken the cat to water in LMGTE-Pro and the Ferrari #71 of Davide Rigon and Sam Bird will start in the first position of the category LMGTE-Pro. The partner of the team from Maranello has signed his third pole of the season after averaging a time of 2:03.057. Despite the good level shown in free practice, the Ford #67 of Tincknell and Priaulx has fallen to two-tenths the time of the pole. With two great laps from Nicki Thiim and Marco Sorensen, the Aston Martin #95 has achieved the third position after overtaking the Ferrari #51 and the Ford #66.
No surprises, the pole position in LMGTE-Am has been for the Aston Martin #98 of Pedro Lamy and Paul Dalla Lana. Again the time Lamy was the key to the GTE uk is listed in first position, because that has been the only rider able to lap in 2:04. All in all, the Ferrari #54 I could have gotten the pole, but the 2:05.184 marked by Miguel Molina has not been enough to compensate for the discrete-time Thomas Flohr. Despite this, the team of the Spanish will start second in its category ahead of the Ferrari #61 and of the two Porsche 911.