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Toyota on provisional pole for Le Mans 24-hour

15 June 2017 - 12:39 By Thomas Falkiner
Le Mans 24 Hours Race
Le Mans 24 Hours Race
The 60 cars entered for the Le Mans 24 Hours took part in free practice and the first qualifying session today Wednesday 14th June. There was one change on the entry list as Lucas di Grassi down to drive the no. 51 AF Corse Ferrari 488 had to withdraw for medical reasons and was replaced by Michele Rugolo.

The first day’s practice was marked by the domination of the Toyota TS050 Hybrids in the first qualifying session, which took place between 22:00 and midnight. No. 7 in the hands of Conway-Kobayashi-Sarrazin set the quickest time in 3m18.793sec from their sister car no. 8 and the no.2 Porsche 919 Hybrid.

n LMP2 the no. 28 Oreca 07–Gibson of TDS Racing came out on top while the Aston Martin Racing Aston Martin V8 Vantages topped the time sheets in LM GTE Pro and LM GTE Am with nos 95 and 98 respectively. – ACO (Pic: Toyota Gazoo Racing)