Qualifying is at its end for the 2019 24 Hours of Le Mans. Toyota Gazoo Racing took a one-two for the overall grid, with Aston Martin Racing claiming pole position in GTE Pro.
The first qualifying session of the 2019 24 Hours of Le Mans is complete, giving us a provisional grid and benchmark times to be beaten tomorrow.
Both GT classes see lap record pace as Nick Tandy secures pole position in GTLM in the Brumos Racing-inspired Porsche 911 RSR.
Mazda led two of the three sessions on Saturday in the DPi class, with PR1/Mathiasen Motorsports doing likewise in LMP2. Wayne Taylor Racing and Dragonspeed interjected themselves during the afternoon session.
Garcia’s ‘most embarrassing moment’ of his career did not prevent him and Jan Magnussen claiming the GT Le Mans title at Road Atlanta, thanks mainly to the concerted efforts from the #4 Corvette to deny the #67 Ford the result they needed.
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Tequila Patron ESM, BMW Team RLL and Scuderia Corsa Ferrari took pole positions across the three classes at Petit Le Mans on Friday.
Extreme Speed Motorsports and Mazda Team Joest were fastest in practices three and four at Road Atlanta, Corvette finished 1-2 in GT Le Mans in both sessions, while Mercedes and Audi customers topped GT Daytona.
Championship contenders showed good pace in all three classes in the opening two practice sessions at Road Atlanta on Thursday.
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Jan Magnussen and Antonio Garcia need a podium to clinch the GT Le Mans title for a second year in a row, but both are focused on taking the win at Petit Le Mans.
Richard Westbrook and Ryan Briscoe won a hard-fought GT Le Mans victory in their Chip Ganassi Racing Ford GT, having clashed with a GTD Ferrari and Nick Tandy’s Porsche 911 to grab the win in the closing moments.
Ford GT took victory in Lime Rock Park following a late-race error by Jan Magnussen while lapping traffic
Antonio Garcia delivered a stunning lap to take pole position for the Northeast Grand Prix at Lime Rock