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IMSA Point Standings
After Austin
Prototype Drivers
Pos Drivers Total
1 Jordan Taylor 226
1 Ricky Taylor 226
2 Christian Fittipaldi 207
2 Joao Barbosa 207
3 Misha Goikhberg 200
3 Stephen Simpson 200
4 Dane Cameron 199
4 Eric Curran 199
5 Ryan Dalziel 183
5 Scott Sharp 183
6 Tristan Nunez 181
6 Jonathan Bomarito 181
7 Tom Long 168
7 Joel Miller 168
8 Johannes Van Overbeek 162
9 Renger Van Der Zande 148
9 Marc Goossens 148
10 Ed Brown 117

PC
1 Patricio O'ward 216
1 James French 216
2 Don Yount 182
3 Buddy Rice 120
4 Kyle Masson 108
5 Gustavo Yacaman 89
6 Nicholas Boulle 68
7 Garett Grist 62
8 Ryan Lewis 62
9 Sean Rayhall 60
10 Daniel Burkett 60

GTLM
1 Jan Magnussen 182
1 Antonio Garcia 182
2 Alexander Sims 179
2 Bill Auberlen 179
3 Joey Hand 172
3 Dirk Mueller 172
4 Richard Westbrook 169
4 Ryan Briscoe 169
5 Dirk Werner 159
5 Patrick Pilet 159
6 Oliver Gavin 151
6 Tommy Milner 151
7 John Edwards 151
7 Martin Tomczyk 151
8 Laurens Vanthoor 151
9 Giancarlo Fisichella 104
9 Toni Vilander 104
10 Kevin Estre 78

GTD
1 Christina Nielsen 203
1 Alessandro Balzan 203
2 Jeroen Bleekemolen 195
2 Ben Keating 195
3 Andy Lally 179
3 Katherine Legge 179
4 Jens Klingmann 168
5 Lawson Aschenbach 166
5 Andrew Davis 166
6 Madison Snow 165
6 Bryan Sellers 165
7 Daniel Morad 162
8 Oswaldo Negri Jr. 152
8 Jeff Segal 152
9 Patrick Lindsey 150
10 Cooper Macneil 147

Prototype Teams
Rank Teams Total
1 #10 Konica Minolta Cadillac 226
2 #5 Mustang Sampling Racing 207
3 #85 Jdc-Miller Motorsports 200
4 #31 Whelen Engineering 199
5 #2 Tequila Patron Esm 183

PC
1 #38 Performance Tech 216
2 #26 Bar1 Motorsports 185
3 #20 Bar1 Motorsports 182
4 #8 Starworks Motorsports 58
5 #88 Starworks Motorsport 28

GTLM
1 #3 Corvette Racing 182
2 #25 BMW Team Rll 179
3 #66 Ford Chip Ganassi 172
4 #67 Ford Chip Ganassi 169
5 #911 Porsche Gt Team 159
6 #4 Corvette Racing 151
7 #24 BMW Team Rll 151
8 #912 Porsche Gt Team 151
9 #62 Risi Competizione 104
10 #68 Ford Chip Ganassi Uk 50

GTD
1 #63 Scuderia Corsa 203
2 #33 Riley Motorsports - AMG 195
3 #93 M. Shank W/ Curb-Aga 179
4 #96 Turner Motorsport 168
5 #57 Stevenson Motorsports 166
The Porsche 919 Hybrids lock out front row in Fuji

Toyotas close on row 2
Saturday, October 14, 2017

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#2 Porsche drivers on pole
#2 Porsche on pole - Bamber, Hartley and Bernhard

The two Porsche 919 Hybrids will start from the front row for the six-hour race at the Fuji International Speedway. Championship leaders Earl Bamber (NZ), Timo Bernhard (DE) and Brendon Hartley (NZ) took pole position in front of the sister car in the hands of reigning world champion Neel Jani (CH), Andre Lotterer (DE) and Nick Tandy (GB). It is the 19th pole position for the 919 Hybrid since its race debut in 2014 and the fourth in 2017.

The weather situation in Japan remains the main topic of the seventh of nine rounds of the FIA World Endurance Championship (WEC). With the track being wet at varying levels in all practice sessions, it was difficult to get the cars’ set-up right. To avoid an approaching downpour, qualifying was advanced by half an hour but it still rained. For the race on Sunday, 11:00-17:00 hrs local time, more rain is forecast.

Qualifying drivers this time were Bamber and Hartley for car number 2. The average of their best lap times was 1:35.160 minutes. Lotterer and Tandy at the wheel of car number 1 came second with an average lap time of 1:35.231 minutes.

TOYOTA GAZOO Racing frustratingly missed a home pole position during an unfortunate qualifying for the 6 Hours of Fuji, the seventh round of the 2017 FIA World Endurance Championship (WEC).

The #8 TS050 HYBRID of Sebastien Buemi, Anthony Davidson and Kazuki Nakajima showed the speed to earn pole but were twice delayed by traffic and finished third fastest, 0.195secs away from the leading Porsche #2.

Mike Conway, Kamui Kobayashi and Jose María Lopez in the #7 TS050 HYBRID suffered a difficult session on the wet track and will start fourth.

It was another wet day at Fuji
It was another wet day at Fuji
Nelson Piquet Jr and David Heinemeier Hansson led an LMP2 one-two for the Rebellion team.

Piquet Jr. beat teammate Bruno Senna by three tenths after the first runs and then Heinemeier Hansson had more than a second in hand over Julien Canal in the sister ORECA-Gibson 07.

That gave the #13 car a two-lap average of 1m44.196s, seven tenths clear of their teammates.

Ho-Ping Tung and Thomas Laurent were less than a tenth back in third aboard the lead Jackie Chan DC Racing ORECA

Porsche took the pole in GTE Pro, Richard Lietz and Frederic Makowiecki taking the top spot with a 1m47.533s lap average.

That time was four tenths up on the Ganassi Ford GT driven by Andy Priaulx and Harry Tincknell.

The Clearwater Ferrari team took its first GTE Am pole with Matt Griffin and Weng Sun Mok driving.

Quotes

Earl Bamber
It is fantastic to get another one-two for the team and to get my first ever pole position in the WEC. To share with BH, a fellow Kiwi as well, is very special for me. It was a hard fight with car number 1. They really threw everything out of their window and we both were backed up as well. It was a great effort from the team and from Porsche.”

Brendon Hartley
It could be any conditions for the race tomorrow, perhaps even with monsoon conditions coming. This one point we got for pole position today could prove to be very crucial in the fight for the championship title. Lap times in qualifying were pretty close and we are obviously very happy with the result.

Neel Jani
Today I only did a few laps in free practice three. There was a lot less water on the track than yesterday, but somehow it was very greasy. We have to analyse why it was so slippery. The rest we will see. Regarding the weather, tomorrow will be a kind of survival training.

Andre Lotterer
Andre Lotterer
Andre Lotterer
It was very slippery on the wet track. Unfortunately we just missed out on pole position. I tried a second attempt but got stuck in traffic. It didn’t work out. But, of course, another 1-2 in qualifying for Porsche is good.

Nick Tandy
Qualifying was really difficult in the wet conditions because you obviously don’t want to make a mistake as you need to put a lap time in but you still need to push. In the end we got the fastest lap times with both our cars. I’m especially pleased for Earl as it is his first pole position in WEC and it is good the number 2 car got the one point for the championship as well.

Sebastien Buemi
It’s really a pity because we had the pace to go for pole. Unfortunately I had traffic with the Porsche on the first lap when the tires were at their best and because of that we couldn’t challenge for pole. I think we had the fastest car today but couldn’t show it, so I’m disappointed. But I’m looking forward to tomorrow because I’m sure we’ll be in the fight.

Kazuki Nakajima

The #8 Toyota will start 3rd
The #8 Toyota will start 3rd
It was a close session. Like Sebastien, I had traffic on my lap which cost me time and at the end of the day it kept us off the front row. It’s a pity because I think we could have got pole position but that’s life. We will try our best tomorrow to give our home fans the win we are all fighting for.

Kamui Kobayashi
It wasn’t a great qualifying for us; we expected a lot better. Since the morning we have been struggling with the car so we need to find the issue and improve it for the race. It’s a bit strange; we need to work out what happened.

Jose Maria Lopez
I thought I did a good lap but we were off the pace. We changed the tire spec for Kamui but he only improved a bit so we need to find the problem and solve it for tomorrow. I’m not worried about starting fourth as long as the car is strong for the race but it’s disappointing to see the gap to the sister car.

Qualifying Results

PosNo.DriversTeamClassTimeBehindGap
12T. Bernhard / E. Bamber / B. HartleyPorsche LMP TeamLMP11:35.1600.0000.000
21N. Jani / A. Lotterer / N. TandyPorsche LMP TeamLMP11:35.2310.0710.071
38S. Buemi / A. Davidson / K. NakajimaToyota Gazoo RacingLMP11:35.3550.1950.124
47M. Conway / K. Kobayashi / J. LopezToyota Gazoo RacingLMP11:36.6301.4701.275
513M. Beche / D.H. Hansson / N. Piquet JrVaillante RebellionLMP21:44.1969.0367.566
631J. Canal / N. Prost / B. SennaVaillante RebellionLMP21:44.9259.7650.729
738H. Tung / O. Jarvis / T. LaurentJackie Chan DC RacingLMP21:45.0789.9180.153
836N. Lapierre / G. Menezes / A. NegraoSignatech Alpine MatmutLMP21:45.92710.7670.849
937D. Cheng / A. Brundle / T. GommendyJackie Chan DC RacingLMP21:46.10910.9490.182
1026R. Rusinov / P. Thiriet / J. RossiterG-Drive RacingLMP21:46.20511.0450.096
1125R. Gonzalez / S. Trummer / V. PetrovCEFC Manor TRS RacingLMP21:47.35412.1941.149
1224M. Rao / B. Hanley / J. VergneCEFC Manor TRS RacingLMP21:47.41112.2510.057
1391R. Lietz / F. MakowieckiPorsche GT TeamLMGTE Pro1:47.57712.4170.166
1428F. Perrodo / M. Vaxiviere / E. CollardTDS RacingLMP21:47.98912.8290.412
1567A. Priaulx / H. TincknellFord Chip Ganassi Team UKLMGTE Pro1:48.01812.8580.029
1666S. Mücke / O. PlaFord Chip Ganassi Team UKLMGTE Pro1:48.13912.9790.121
1771D. Rigon / S. BirdAF CorseLMGTE Pro1:48.19513.0350.056
1892M. Christensen / K. EstrePorsche GT TeamLMGTE Pro1:48.26513.1050.070
1995N. Thiim / M. SørensenAston Martin RacingLMGTE Pro1:48.57813.4180.313
2051J. Calado / A. Pier GuidiAF CorseLMGTE Pro1:48.70213.5420.124
2197D. Turner / J. AdamAston Martin RacingLMGTE Pro1:49.12513.9650.423
2261W. Mok / K. Sawa / M. GriffinClearwater RacingLMGTE Am1:49.40814.2480.283
2377C. Ried / M. Cairoli / M. DienstDempsey - Proton RacingLMGTE Am1:49.73414.5740.326
2498P. Dalla Lana / P. Lamy / M. LaudaAston Martin RacingLMGTE Am1:49.78414.6240.050
2586M. Hedlund / B. Barker / N. FosterGulf Racing UKLMGTE Am1:49.86614.7060.082
2654T. Flohr / F. Castellacci / M. MolinaSpirit of RaceLMGTE Am1:50.79715.6370.931

 

 

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