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IMSA Point Standings
2018 Final (Top-10)
Prototype Drivers
Pos Drivers Total
1 Eric Curran 277
1 Felipe Nasr 277
2 Jonathan Bennett 274
2 Colin Braun 274
3 Jordan Taylor 270
3 Renger Van Der Zande 270
4 Misha Goikhberg 252
4 Stephen Simpson 252
5 Dane Cameron 251
5 Juan Pablo Montoya 251
6 Filipe Albuquerque 249
7 Ricky Taylor 243
7 Helio Castroneves 243
8 Oliver Jarvis 234
8 Tristan Nunez 234
9 Pipo Derani 232
10 Jonathan Bomarito 218

GTLM
1 Jan Magnussen 322
1 Antonio Garcia 322
2 Richard Westbrook 316
2 Ryan Briscoe 316
3 Oliver Gavin 310
3 Tommy Milner 310
4 Dirk Mueller 308
4 Joey Hand 308
5 Earl Bamber 308
5 Laurens Vanthoor 308
6 Alexander Sims 304
6 Connor De Phillippi 304
7 Nick Tandy 299
7 Patrick Pilet 299
8 John Edwards 278
8 Jesse Krohn 278
9 Bill Auberlen 106
10 Frederic Makowiecki 93

GTD
1 Bryan Sellers 333
1 Madison Snow 333
2 Katherine Legge 329
3 Jeroen Bleekemolen 299
3 Ben Keating 299
4 Cooper Macneil 295
5 Kyle Marcelli 268
5 Dominik Baumann 268
6 Alvaro Parente 264
7 Patrick Long 263
7 Christina Nielsen 263
8 John Potter 255
8 Andy Lally 255
9 Justin Marks 249
9 Lawson Aschenbach 249
10 Jack Hawksworth 239

Manufacturers
Rank Make Total
1 Cadillac 332
2 Acura 316
3 Nissan 302
4 Mazda 300

GTLM
1 Ford 351
2 Chevrolet 345
3 Porsche 341
4 BMW 332
5 Ferrari 84

GTD
1 Lamborghini 340
2 Acura 330
3 Ferrari 310
4 Mercedes-AMG 307
5 Lexus 306
6 Porsche 298
7 Audi 284
8 BMW 278
Conway/Lopez and Alonso/Nakajima Toyota front row

At Silverstone
Saturday, August 18, 2018

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Pole winning #7 Toyota
Pole winning #7 Toyota

Toyota Gazoo Racing continued its strong start to the 2018-19 FIA World Endurance Championship (WEC) season by taking pole position for round three, the 6 Hours of Silverstone.

Following two consecutive victories from pole position, including the Le Mans 24 Hours in June, TOYOTA leads both teams’ and drivers’ World Championship and the positive run continued in qualifying today with a front row lock-out in Great Britain.

The #7 TS050 HYBRID of Mike Conway, Kamui Kobayashi and Jose María Lopez set the fastest time of the session to earn the top spot by 0.411secs from the #8 TS050 HYBRID of World Championship leaders Sébastien Buemi, Kazuki Nakajima and Fernando Alonso.

The battle was a close one from the beginning, with Fernando setting the standard in the #8 with his first flying lap, which already improved on last year’s pole position time. Mike had abandoned his first flying lap in the #7 after losing time in the first corners but kept his focus to beat Fernando’s time by just 0.020secs.

That left Jose and Kazuki to battle it out for pole position on their flying laps. Kazuki’s first lap put the #8 car in the hunt but his time was deleted due to a track limits infringement, giving him a difficult task to overhaul Jose’s quick lap.

With an additional lap of tyre wear to contend with, Kazuki’s second effort was inevitably marginally slower than his first and he therefore earned second place.

Pole sitters Conway, Nakajima and Lopez
Pole sitters Conway, Nakajima and Lopez

Pole position secured a World Championship point for the #7 drivers and the team but the main target is to take maximum points for TOYOTA from Sunday’s race by earning a third consecutive one-two victory to maintain the team’s perfect start to the season.

The #66 Ford GT of Stefan Mücke (GER) and Olivier Pla (FRA) will start the ‘6 Hours of Silverstone’ from pole position after a dominant showing in today’s Qualifying session. Mücke and Pla are currently in second position in the fight for the world title so every point counts at this stage of the season.

The #67 Ford GT of Andy Priaulx (GB) and Harry Tincknell (GB) will start tomorrow’s race from the second row of the grid after qualifying in fourth place.

“Great job by Stefan, Oli and all of the crew on #66,” said team principal George Howard-Chappell.“I’m really pleased to see them take first place and it’s nice to get that extra point for qualifying on pole. It was a bit of a shame for the #67 as we’d hoped to get the whole front row but we just missed that. Those guys have been fast in all the sessions so far but it wasn’t to be for them today. We have two strong and fast cars so now we’re looking forward to the race and we will do the best we can.”

The GTE Am pole was taken the Project 1 Porsche 911 RSR shared by Jorg Bergmeister and Egidio Perfetti.

Front Row Quotes

Mike Conway (TS050 HYBRID #7): “It wasn’t the best start; I had a couple of moments and lost a few tenths so I knew I had to abort and save the tyres. My second lap was pretty good, although I was being extra careful due to track limits. Jose jumped in and did a quick lap which was really impressive considering he didn’t get new tyres. The car has been solid from the start of the weekend so it looks positive for tomorrow.”

Jose María Lopez (TS050 HYBRID #7): “I am very happy to be on pole even if of course the main objective is to be P1 tomorrow. We’ve been on pole a few times and not got the win so our target is clear. Qualifying went well. I was a bit nervous when Mike aborted his first effort but he did a great job and earned a small advantage. I knew I had to keep that gap and I was happy with my time. It’s good to start in front but it’s a long race so we will see tomorrow.”

Kazuki Nakajima (TS050 HYBRID #8): “Getting a one-two obviously means that it was a good day for the team; congratulations to car #7. For myself I was a little bit disappointed with the track limits mistake because I thought I was within the limits. But I think that car #7 would have been ahead of us anyway even without that mistake. Still we are happy with the day and look forward to the race tomorrow where we will try to reverse the order.”

Fernando Alonso (TS050 HYBRID #8): “We had a good day. In third practice we tested a couple of different options and we prepared very well for the race, which is the main target for us. Qualifying is always tricky because you use the hybrid system differently for just one lap and we have focused more on race pace. I am happy for the team with the one-two and we will try to take another win tomorrow.”

Lineup

POSCLASSDRIVERTEAMCARTIMEGAP
1LMP1M.Conway, K.Kobayashi, J.M.LopezToyota Gazoo RacingToyota1m36.895s-
2LMP1S.Buemi, K.Nakajima, F.AlonsoToyota Gazoo RacingToyota1m37.306s0.411s
3LMP1M.Aleshin, V.Petrov, J.ButtonSMP RacingBR Engineering/AER1m38.932s2.037s
4LMP1S.Sarrazin, E.OrudzhevSMP RacingBR Engineering/AER1m39.070s2.175s
5LMP1M.Beche, T.Laurent, G.MenezesRebellion RacingRebellion/Gibson1m39.247s2.352s
6LMP1N.Jani, A.Lotterer, B.SennaRebellion RacingRebellion/Gibson1m39.613s2.718s
7LMP1H.Hedman, B.Hanley, R.van der ZandeDragonSpeedBR Engineering/Gibson1m41.412s4.517s
8LMP1O.Webb, R.BinderByKOLLES Racing TeamENSO CLM/NISMO1m41.839s4.944s
9LMP2J.Jaafar, W.Tan, N.JeffriJackie Chan DC RacingORECA/Gibson1m44.896s8.001s
10LMP2H-Pin Tung, G.Aubry, S.RichelmiJackie Chan DC RacingORECA/Gibson1m45.083s8.188s
11LMP2N.Lapierre, A.Negrao, P.ThirietSignatech Alpine MatmutAlpine/Gibson1m46.370s9.475s
12LMP2F.Perrodo, M.Vaxiviere, L.DuvalTDS RacingORECA/Gibson1m47.048s10.153s
13LMP2F.van Eerd, G.van der Garde, N.de VriesRacing Team NederlandDallara/Gibson1m47.107s10.212s
14LMP2R.Gonzalez, P.Maldonado, A.DavidsonDragonSpeedORECA/Gibson1m47.270s10.375s
15LMP2E.Creed, R.Ricci, Y.MoriLarbre CompetitionAlpine/Gibson1m49.489s12.594s
16GTE ProS.Mucke, O.PlaFord Chip Ganassi Team UKFord1m55.727s-
17GTE ProA.Lynn, M.MartinAston Martin RacingAston Martin1m55.805s-
18GTE ProM.Sorensen, N.ThiimAston Martin RacingAston Martin1m56.103s-
19GTE ProA.Priaulx, H.TincknellFord Chip Ganassi Team UKFord1m56.204s-
20GTE ProM.Christensen, K.EstrePorsche GT TeamPorsche1m56.446s-
21GTE ProD.Rigon, S.BirdAF CorseFerrari1m56.510s-
22GTE ProA.Farfus, A.F.da CostaBMW Team MTEKBMW1m56.731s-
23GTE ProM.Tomczyk, N.CatsburgBMW Team MTEKBMW1m56.992s-
24GTE ProA.P.Guidi, J.CaladoAF CorseFerrari1m57.105s-
25GTE ProR.Lietz, G.BruniPorsche GT TeamPorsche1m57.151s-
26GTE AmJ.Bergmeister, P.Lindsey, E.PerfettiTeam Project 1Porsche1m59.001s-
27GTE AmC.Ried, J.Andlauer, M.CampbellDempsey-Proton RacingPorsche1m59.203s-
28GTE AmS.Yoluc, J.Adam, C.EastwoodTF SportAston Martin1m59.275s-
29GTE AmP.D.Lana, P.Lamy, M.LaudaAston Martin RacingAston Martin1m59.338s-
30GTE AmG.Roda, G.Roda, M.CairoliDempsey-Proton RacingPorsche1m59.757s-
31GTE AmT.Flohr, F.Castellacci, G.FisichellaSpirit of RaceFerrari1m59.809s-
32GTE AmM.Ishikawa, O.Beretta, E.CheeverMR RacingFerrari2m00.003s-
33GTE AmMok W.S., K.Sawa, M.GriffinClearwater RacingFerrari2m00.118s-
34GTE AmM.Wainwright, B.Barker, A.DavisonGulf RacingPorsche2m00.221s-

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