2017 24 Hours of Le Mans: Qualifying One Gallery

by Alice Holloway

Kamui Kobayashi dictated the pace in the first two hours of qualifying, with a 3:18.793. This time in the Toyota Gazoo Racing #7 was a comfortable 0.638 seconds faster than the rest of the field. After a close battle in LMP2, the #28 TDS Racing made a last minute dash that saw it take provisional pole. The GTE classes were dominated by Aston Martin, with no other team looking like it was going to get close to the pace.

Relive the excitement of the first evening session with the gallery below.

24 Hours of Le Mans Le Mans Circuit de la Sarthe France © Craig Robertson
Dragonspeed-10 Star, Oreca 07-Gibson, LMP2, #21, Henrik Hedman, Ben Hanley, Felix Rosenqvist, 24 Hours of Le Mans Le Mans Circuit de la Sarthe France © Craig Robertson
24 Hours of Le Mans Le Mans Circuit de la Sarthe France © Craig Robertson
Beechdean AMR, Aston Martin Vantage, LMGTE Am, #99, Andrew Howard, Ross Gunn, Oliver Bryant, 24 Hours of Le Mans Le Mans Circuit de la Sarthe France © Craig Robertson
Corvette Racing - GM, Chevrolet Corvette C7.R, LMGTE Pro, #63, Jan Magnussen, Antonio Garcia, Jordan Taylor, 24 Hours of Le Mans Le Mans Circuit de la Sarthe France © Craig Robertson
Clearwater Racing, Ferrari 488 GTE, LMGTE Am, #60, Richard Wee, Hiroki Katoh, Alvaro Parente, 24 Hours of Le Mans Le Mans Circuit de la Sarthe France © Craig Robertson
24 Hours of Le Mans Le Mans Circuit de la Sarthe France © Craig Robertson
CEFC Manor TRS Racing, Oreca 07-Gibson, LMP2, #24, Tor Graves, Jonathan Hirschi, Jean Eric Vergne, 24 Hours of Le Mans Le Mans Circuit de la Sarthe France © Craig Robertson
Porsche LMP Team, Porsche 919 Hybrid, LMP1, #1, Neel Jani, Andre Lotterer, Nick Tandy, 24 Hours of Le Mans Le Mans Circuit de la Sarthe France © Craig Robertson
Toyota Gazoo Racing, Toyota TSO50-Hybrid, LMP1, #7, Mike Conway, Kamui Kobayashi, Stephane Sarrazin, 24 Hours of Le Mans Le Mans Circuit de la Sarthe France © Craig Robertson
Keating Motorsports, Riley MK30-Gibson, LMP2,#43, Ben Keating, Jeroen Bleekemolen, Ricky Taylor, 24 Hours of Le Mans Le Mans Circuit de la Sarthe France © Craig Robertson
AF Corse, Ferrari 488 GTE, LMGTE Pro, #51, James Calado, Allesandro Pier Guidi, Michele Rugello, 24 Hours of Le Mans Le Mans Circuit de la Sarthe France © Craig Robertson
Ford Chip Ganassi Team USA, Ford GT, LMGTE Pro, #69, Ryan Briscoe, Richard Westbrook, Scott Dixon, 24 Hours of Le Mans Le Mans Circuit de la Sarthe France © Craig Robertson
Porsche GT Team, Porsche 911 RSR, LMGTE Pro, #92, Michael Christensen, Kevin Estre, Dirk Werner, 24 Hours of Le Mans Le Mans Circuit de la Sarthe France © Craig Robertson
TDS Racing, Oreca 07-Gibson, LMP2, #28, Francois Perodo, Matthieu Vaxiviere, Emanuel Collard, 24 Hours of Le Mans Le Mans Circuit de la Sarthe France © Craig Robertson
Beechdean AMR, Aston Martin Vantage, LMGTE Am, #99, Andrew Howard, Ross Gunn, Oliver Bryant, 24 Hours of Le Mans Le Mans Circuit de la Sarthe France © Craig Robertson
24 Hours of Le Mans Le Mans Circuit de la Sarthe France © Craig Robertson
Larbre Competition, Chevrolet Corvette C7-Z06, LMGTE Am, #50, Fernando Rees, Romain Brandela, Christian Philippon, 24 Hours of Le Mans Le Mans Circuit de la Sarthe France © Craig Robertson
Aston Martin Racing, Aston Martin Vantage, LMGTE Am, #98, Paul Dalla Lana, Pedro Lamy, Mathias Lauda, 24 Hours of Le Mans Le Mans Circuit de la Sarthe France © Craig Robertson
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24 Hours of Le Mans Le Mans Circuit de la Sarthe France © Craig Robertson
24 Hours of Le Mans Le Mans Circuit de la Sarthe France © Craig Robertson
24 Hours of Le Mans Le Mans Circuit de la Sarthe France © Craig Robertson
Idec Sport Racing, Ligier JSP217-Gibson, LMP2, #17, Patrice LAfargue, Paul Lafargue, David Zollinger, 24 Hours of Le Mans Le Mans Circuit de la Sarthe France © Craig Robertson
Ford Chip Ganassi Team USA, Ford GT, LMGTE Pro, #68, Joey Hand, Dirk Muller, Tony Kanaan, 24 Hours of Le Mans Le Mans Circuit de la Sarthe France © Craig Robertson
Proton Competition Porsche 911 RSR (991), LMGTE Am, #88, Klaus Bachelor, Stephane Lemeret, Khaled Al Qubaisi, 24 Hours of Le Mans Le Mans Circuit de la Sarthe France © Craig Robertson
G-Drive Racing, Oreca 07-Gibson, LMP2, #22, Memo Rojas, Ryo Hirakawa, Jose Gutierrez, 24 Hours of Le Mans Le Mans Circuit de la Sarthe France © Craig Robertson
Corvette Racing - GM, Chevrolet Corvette C7.R, LMGTE Pro, #64, Oliver Gavin, Tommy Milner, Marcel Fassler, 24 Hours of Le Mans Le Mans Circuit de la Sarthe France © Craig Robertson
Jean-Eric Vergne will start from sixth in the LMP2 field - Credit: Craig Robertson / Speed Chills
Ford Chip Ganassi Team USA, Ford GT, LMGTE Pro, #69, Ryan Briscoe, Richard Westbrook, Scott Dixon, 24 Hours of Le Mans Le Mans Circuit de la Sarthe France © Craig Robertson
Clearwater Racing, Ferrari 488 GTE, LMGTE Am, #60, Richard Wee, Hiroki Katoh, Alvaro Parente, 24 Hours of Le Mans Le Mans Circuit de la Sarthe France © Craig Robertson
Panis Barhez Competition, Ligier JSP217-Gibson, #23, Fabien Barthez, Timothe Buret, Nathanael Berthon, 24 Hours of Le Mans Le Mans Circuit de la Sarthe France © Craig Robertson
TF Sport, Aston Martin Vantage, LMGTE Am, #90, Salih Yoluc, Euan Hankey, Rob Bell, 24 Hours of Le Mans Le Mans Circuit de la Sarthe France © Craig Robertson
Scuderia Corsa, Ferrari 488 GTE, LMGTE Am, #65, Christina Nielsen, Alessandro Balzan, Bret Curtis, 24 Hours of Le Mans Le Mans Circuit de la Sarthe France © Craig Robertson
Graff, Oreca 07-Gibson, LMP2, #40, James Allen, Franck Matelli, Richard Bradley, 24 Hours of Le Mans Le Mans Circuit de la Sarthe France © Craig Robertson
CEFC Manor TRS Racing, Oreca 07-Gibson, LMP2, #25, Roberto Gonzalez, Vitaly Petrov, Simon Trummer, 24 Hours of Le Mans Le Mans Circuit de la Sarthe France © Craig Robertson

 

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