The qualifying session for the sixth race of the season were completed under a sunny sky.
After three free practice sessions to test the cars and tires, the two Oreca 07s started for twenty minutes of qualifying.
Mathias Beche and David Heinemeier Hansson at the wheel of the #13 ended up second in the LMP2 category with an average time of 1:54.275 behind the #36 Signatech Alpine Matmut.
The car #31 with Julien Canal and Bruno Senna on board are in fourth position with an average time of 1:54.394.
See you tomorrow at noon (local time) for the start of the 6 Hours of COTA!
Nicolas Prost, #31 driver:
“This is going to be a very tough race physically and for the tires. We have a very good car for tomorrow. If we run a clean race we should be able to play the outposts.”
Bruno Senna, #31 driver:
“I was happy to get fastest lap overall in qualy today, especially as the conditions were so difficult. Unfortunately Juju was held by another car on his best lap and we missed out on P2. Now the battle is on for tomorrow.”
David Heinemeier Hansson, #13 driver:
“Taking P2 in qualifying feels like a pole to me. We only used a single set of tires and still managed to be just 2/10 off the pole of a car with an all pro line-up. Even better, the car was ace in the heat, so eagerly looking forward to the race tomorrow!”
Mathias Beche, #13 driver:
“First of all, I would like to thank our mechanics who put a lot of energy into preparing a reliable and fast car. David did a great job, he really worked well on his driving and the team provided us with a good car. Finishing P2 in qualifying is the best result of the team since the beginning of the year, so for us it sounds like a victory. We are in a good position to approach the race tomorrow, which will certainly be the most difficult of the year with more than 40 degrees expected in the cockpit!”
Source. Vaillante Rebellion