The Oreca 07s #31 and #13 will be respectively positioned third and eighth in the LMP2 category on the starting grid of the Bahrain International Circuit.
After free practice sessions shortened due to numerous red flags, both crews recorded interesting performances to prepare well the last qualifying session of the year 2017.
At 5.30 pm, the prototypes started on the track for the twenty minutes of qualifying session.
Current leader in the LMP2 category, the car #31 still composed of Bruno Senna, Nicolas Prost and Julien Canal ended up in third position behind the two other teams still in the race for the title of World Endurance Champion, Signatech Alpine Matmut #36 and Jackie Chan DC Racing #38.
#13 with Mathias Beche, Nelson Piquet Jr and David Heinemeier Hansson at the wheel finished P8. Despite this delicate position on the starting grid, the three drivers will make every effort to end their season in the best way.
See you tomorrow at 04:00 pm (local time) for the last race of the FIA WEC season!
Bruno Senna, #31 driver:
“Very tight qualifying and a decent 3rd place to start tomorrow. Shame about car #37 impeding Julien’s flying lap, which cost us 2nd place. We go to the race with full push to win!”
David Heinemeier Hansson, #13 driver:
“Shame to have the worst qualifying session of the year given we had a very well-balanced car. But we made the choice not to change tires, when that seemed like the way to go, and this is where we end. Tomorrow I’ll hope to do a run like Mexico and get a strong start.”
Free practice and qualifying session results
Free practice 1
#13 – P1 (1:48.707 – Nelson Piquet Jr)
#31 – P9 (1:50.467 – Nicolas Prost)
Free practice 2
#13 – P2 (1:48.238 – Nelson Piquet Jr)
#31 – P1 (1:47.664 – Bruno Senna)
Free practice 3
#13 – P4 (1:50.053 – David Heinemeier Hansson)
#31 – P8 (1:51.276 – Nicolas Prost)
#13 – P8 (1:48.387)
#31 – P3 (1:47.721)