Aston Martin managed to claim pole in the LM GTE-Pro and LM GTE-Am class after excellent drives from the team. This puts them in the best position for the start of the Le Mans 24 Hours.
Richie Stanaway starts as the highest placed Aston Martin. The #99 was quick in qualifying managing to qualify on pole for the GT’s. He will share the car with Alex MacDowell and Fernando Rees. After his performance, the New Zealanders commented, saying;
“That was the start we were looking for, but there’s still a lot of work to do to win the race, the car feels great and we’re all on top form so we just need to bring it all together on Saturday.”
In the GTE-Am class, Pedro Lamy set the fastest time in the #98 Vantage GTE and will start from third place overall in the GT race. This ensured the Portuguese driver pole in the LM GTE-Am class, he’s partnered by Paul Dalla Lana and Mathias Lauda.
Behind the #99 Vantage GTE in fourth place will start the other LM GTE-Pro Aston Martin of the #97 piloted by German Stefan Mucke and British drivers; Darren Turner and Robert Bell. They will line up alongside the LM GTE-Am #98. While the third GT-Pro car, the #91 for Aston Martin managed sixth overall.
However; it was a poor day for #96 Gulf Racing Car who could only manage twenty-first on the GT grid. The race will start at 15:00 local time.