The pole position for the Audi #8 in Bahrain alters the fight for the title


Audi is living her last weekend in the WEC and
although their farewell is overshadowed by the title fight between Porsche and
Toyota, the brand from Ingolstadt has managed to claim their dose of prominence.
Thanks to the work of Lucas di Grassi and Oliver Jarvis, the Audi R18 e-tron #2
will start from the pole at the 6 Hours of Bahrain
. With a combined time of
1:39.207, the duo of the brand from Ingolstadt has defeated the two prototypes
of Porsche. For his part, the two Aston Martin Vantage have signed a doublet
in the category GTE-Pro

A pole emotional. So you can define the best time
achieved by Lucas di Grassi and Oliver in Bahrain in the last qualifying session of the year. Two tenths behind the Audi #8 is located
Porsche #1 driven by Timo Bernhard and Brendon Hartley. For his part, third party has completed the Porsche 919 Hybrid #2, although that should not
be a problem for the leaders of the WEC, every time that the Toyota TS050 #6
Sarrazin, Conway and Kobayashi has not been able to move from the fifth position, by
behind the other Audi. For his part, the LMP1-L ByKolles has suffered problems
and will come out from the bottom of the grill.

G-Drive Racing has scored his sixth pole of the season
in LMP2
thanks to the time they have reached Roman Rusinov and René Rast. The Russian ensemble has proved intractable throughout the season to a single
back and in Bahrain has not been an exception. All in all, on this occasion the pole
it has been decided by a margin of just 18 thousandths, distance to which you have
been the Signatech Alpine #36. For his part, the Manor #44 has signed the
third-best combined time of the session, while the other prototype
Manor, which competes Roberto Merhi, has finished sixth

within the category.


The fight for the title of GTE-Pro to four bands can be
finish any way, but the only tangible reality is the first blow at the table has given Aston Martin. The firm has joined a valuable doublet
on the grill with the Aston Martin #97 by signing the pole
of the category with a
combined time of 1:56.953. A little more than a tenth has located the Aston
Martin #95 of the leaders Nicky Thiim and Marco Sorensen. For his part,
Ferrari 488 GTE #51 of Gianmaria Bruni and James Feather has been placed in the
third position
of the category.

The pole position in GTE-Am has also been to Aston Martin, in this
case thanks to the remarkable round marked by Pedro Lamy. The fourth pole
consecutive of the Aston Martin #98 keeps alive the category, even though the trio
formed by Lamy, Dalla Lana and Lauda should get the victory in the 6 Hours
Bahrain and expect Ferrodo, Collard, and Water is removed with the Ferrari 458
Italy, located in the second position of the grid in the
category. Third, for its part, has been the Chevrolet Corvette C7-Z06 Larbre
of the hand of Taylor and Brandela despite the incident
suffered by the latter.