Pista – 24 Hours of Le Mans – Pole position for Porsche Penske at Le Mans

Porsche Penske Motorsport took a sensational last gasp pole position with an incredible 3m24.634s lap in the Porsche 963 during Hyperpole at the 24 Hours of Le Mans, round four of the FIA World Endurance Championship.
The Frenchman finished ahead of Alex Lynn driven No.2 Cadillac Racing entry by just 0.148s after Lynn had himself just beaten the sister No.3 Cadillac of Sebastien Bourdais which looked to have been the pole lap before Estre blasted over the line.
Bourdais had previously looked to have taken pole after setting an initial fastest lap of 3m24.816s in the yellow Caddy.
The local ace beat his own early benchmark of 3m25.294s to head the two Ferrari AF Corse 499 Hypercars but had to sit out the final seven minutes after a red flag was waved when Dries Vanthoor spun his BMW M Hybrid V8.
Alessandro Pier Guidi in the No.51 Ferrari 499P Hypercar took fourth place to ensure that the Prancing Horse is in good position to defend its Le Mans crown this weekend.
The sister No.50 Ferrari 499P of Antonio Fuoco places fifth meaning that Fuoco loses out on back-to-back poles after being unable to challenge on an out and push last gasp challenge
No.35 Alpine A424 driven by Paul-Loup Chatin rounds out top six after a fine effort in the new Alpine A424 Hypercar.

Brendan Iribe in the Inception Racing McLaren LMGT3 takes the first ever pole position for McLaren at Le Mans and the first in the LMGT3 category.
Iribe sets a best of 3m58.120s to beat his pursuers by 0.8s but spins at final corner while on potential faster lap.
Those challengers are led by the No.92 Manthey PureRxcing Porsche 911 RSR driven by Alex Malykhin.
JMW Automotive Ferrari driven by Giacomo Petrobelli grabs third place for the ELMS regular entry and former Le Mans class winner.
Ryan Hardwick driven No.77 Proton Ford Mustang places fourth ahead of Ian James Heart in the Heart of Racing Aston Martin making it five different manufacturers in the first five positions.

Louis Deletraz in the AO by TF Sport ‘Spike’ Oreca Gibson takes thrilling last gasp pole in LMP2 with a bets lap of 3m33.217s.
That laps is 0.6s faster than the IDEC Sport Oreca-Gibson driven by Job van Uitert.
Third is the Panis Racing entry qualified by Matthias Beche, while the No.23 United Autosports in hands of Ben Hanley also starts on the second row of the grid in fourth.
The 24 Hours of Le Mans will get underway at 16h00 local time on Saturday (15 June).