we Knew that this edition of the 24 hours of Le Mans 2016 was going to be very special for a brand in particular. Ford returned to racing just when it was the 50th anniversary of his legendary victory in this test. And it seems that has come back with the right foot, as the Ford GT has got pole in the category GTE Pro. The charge of doing so has been Dirk Muller with the car number 68, making a time of 3 minutes and 51,18 seconds.
But is not there the thing, since the team Ford Chip Ganassi Racing has four cars on the track and all have obtained good results. Will four of the first five positions in The Sarthe, as the Ford GT number 69 got a time of 3 minutes and 51,497 so seconds thanks to Ryan Briscoe, and the Ford GT number 67 and 66 are placed in fourth and fifth position, respectively. The only one able to sneak into the feast of the mark of the oval has been the Ferrari 488 GTE number 51.
After seeing Ford and Ferrari to dominate GTE Pro, we can see more differences in LMP1, the category queen. Here, the pole has been to the Porsche 919 Hybrid number 2 driven by Neel Jani, Romain Dumas and Marc Lieb, thanks to a time of 3 minutes and 19,733 seconds. In second position is the other Porsche driven by Mark Webber, Brendon Hartley and Timo Bernhard. The third and fourth places have been occupied by the Toyota TS050 Hybrid, which remained at 1 and 2 seconds, respectively. The fifth and the sixth position going to the Audi R18, which remained a little over 3 seconds from pole.
In the category LMP2 takes the pole position for the team G-Drive Racing aboard the Oreca 05-Nissan number 26. With him, René Rast managed to do a time of 3 minutes 36,605 seconds. Closing the podium of the category are the two Alpine A460 with the numbers 35 and 36. In fourth position returns an Oreca 05-Nissan driven by Roberto Merhi.