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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
Porsche locks out the front row at Spa

World Endurance Championship Round 2
Friday, May 6, 2016

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L to R: Webber, Hartley and Bernhard celebrate their pole
L to R: Webber, Hartley and Bernhard celebrate their pole

Unusually warm and sunny weather set the scene at Spa for the weekend's WEC 6 hours of Spa-Francorchamps. The race marks the second round of the FIA's World Endurance Championship.

The two Porsche 919 Hybrids will start from the front row for the second round of the FIA World Endurance Championship (WEC). The reigning world champions Timo Bernhard (DE), Brendon Hartley (NZ) and Mark Webber (AU) claimed pole position with their number 1 car for Saturday's six-hour race. Next to them on the grid in Spa-Francorchamps (BE) is the sister-car number 2 of Romain Dumas (FR), Neel Jani (CH) and Marc Lieb (DE).

In the WEC the average of the respective best laps of two drivers counts for the grid position. In Spa Bernhard/Hartley (car number 1 / 1:55.793 minutes) and Jani/Lieb (car number 2 / 1:56.590 minutes) were the qualifying drivers. It is the first pole position in 2016 for the 919 and its 13th pole since the prototypes' debut in 2014. For the Bernhard/Hartley/Webber trio it is the 7th pole position in total. Due to higher track temperatures the pole time of Bernhard/Hartley was one second slower than their pole time from last year (1:54.767 minutes).

In the morning, during the third free practice session, the Porsche prototypes were the fastest cars on track – the number 1 car (1:56.465 min) ahead of the number 2 car (1:58.163 min).

Toyota Racing will start the second round of the 2016 FIA World Endurance Championship from third and fifth on the grid after a positive qualifying at Spa-Francorchamps in Belgium today.

The all-new TS050 hybrid, which features a 2.4 liter turbo-charged engine and powerful 8MJ hybrid system, showed some of its potential with an improved performance in qualifying for the WEC 6 Hours of Spa-Francorchamps.

On a sunny afternoon, with air temperatures reaching 22°C, Stephane Sarrazin and Kamui Kobayashi took the #6 TS050 HYBRID, which they share with Mike Conway, to third on the grid, behind the two Porsches.

Anthony Davidson and Kazuki Nakajima, who drive the #5 alongside Sebastien Buemi, clocked an average lap time just 0.052secs slower than their sister car but will start from fifth place after a closely-fought session.

However, the team's focus all weekend has been on race pace rather than qualifying performance and, following encouraging practice results, it expects to fight for another podium finish to preserve its lead in the manufacturers' World Championship.

Audi did not find an optimum set-up for the conditions. The two R18 cars had to admit defeat to their competitors on the 7.004 kilometer circuit at Spa-Francorchamps in Belgium.

The second qualifying session of the season went anything but perfectly for Audi. A rival slowed Andre Lotterer (D) on his first lap. "It happened at the beginning of my first outing, which I stopped as a result," the German said. "My second lap was better even though I was somewhat slowed by understeer." He managed setting the third-best single time in the field and the best lap of an Audi driver.

Following a red flag, Marcel Fassler (CH) took over the number "7" Audi R18. "I stopped my first lap after the rear got too light for me at one stage," the Swiss said. "Later, in the fast Blanchimont corner, I lost some downforce behind two rivals and, to top it off, made a braking mistake in front of the chicane." Consequently, the trio had to settle for grid position six.

In the number "8" sister car, Oliver Jarvis (GB) started qualifying. "My lap was okay, but certainly not anything special," the Briton said afterwards. "Considering the fact that we didn't drive a lot of kilometers in the free practice sessions, the time was okay." Loic Duval (F) subsequently took over the Audi R18 and reduced the gap to the third-placed car in front to 18 thousands of a second.

"Obviously, the potential on used tires at the end was limited. However, it wouldn't have taken a lot more for Audi to have been the second-strongest force in the field trailing Porsche," said the Frenchman. In the end, number "8" achieved position four on the grid.

"We're not particularly happy after this qualifying session," said Head of Audi Motorsport Dr. Wolfgang Ullrich. "Our drivers repeatedly encountered slower rivals and we were generally unable to make optimum use of the track conditions. The warm track with temperatures of 35 degrees did not produce the grip we'd been expecting. We're going to leave no stone unturned to improve our cars before the race."

The six-hour race starts on Saturday at 14:30 hrs local time. Eurosport will broadcast live from 19:00 to 20:45 hrs. Live feed, timing and more is available at the FIA WEC App.

The Headlines from Qualifying…….

  • No.1 Porsche 919 Hybrid driven by Timo Bernhard and Brendon Hartley takes pole position with 1m55.793s average.
  • Marc Lieb and Neel Jani combine to claim second place in No.2 Porsche 919 Hybrid
  • Toyota take third after close battle with Audi. The No.6 TS 050 of Kobayashi and Sarrazin combine to pip No.8 Audi by just 0.018s
  • LMP1 Privateer class sees No.13 Rebellion Racing car top times
  • ByKolles collision with No.44 Manor ORECA sees brief red flag for bodywork on track.
  • LMP2 pole taken by G-Drive Racing ORECA 05 as Rusinov and Rast set 2m07.363s average

  • Signatech Alpine start second after Menezes and Lapierre qualify No.36 A460-Nissan
  • Bird and Rigon take second consecutive LMGTE Pro class pole in No.71 AF Corse Ferrari 488GTE with combined average of 2m17.644s
  • Bruni and Calado make it an AF Corse 1-2 in No.51 Ferrari 488GTE

  • Aston Martin grab LMGTE am pole as Dalla Lana and Lamy take dominant pole in No.98 V8 Vantage
  • No.83 AF Corse Ferrari 458 Italia start second after Perrodo and Aguas qualify

QUOTES

The Porsches lineup on pit road ready to qualify
The Porsches lineup on pit road ready to qualify

Drivers Porsche 919 Hybrid number 1

Timo Bernhard (35, Germany): "In free practice we did a good job for the race but also found some improvements for qualifying. Brendon did a mega lap and so I knew what I had to deliver. We are now in the best position for tomorrow and are happy to have scored our first point."

Brendon Hartley (26, New Zealand): "I managed to put a pretty good lap together and Timo did almost the same lap time. But we didn't expect such a gap. In the first practice session we were not happy with the balance of the car and the improvement since is a great team effort. We have now scored our first championship point for pole and want full points tomorrow. That's the goal. After my accident in Silverstone our championship title defense starts here in Spa."

Drivers Porsche 919 Hybrid number 2
Romain Dumas (38, France): "Because we had issues with the FIA telemetry on Thursday, we missed some time in free practice and therefore haven't finished our set-up work. Even so we have managed to improve the car for qualifying. La Source, the first corner, is very tight and therefore it is good to start from the front row. In the race tire wear will be crucial. It will be exciting to see who manages it best to keep the tires in the operating window."

Neel Jani (32, Switzerland): "We had some difficulties in practice and are not as well prepared as the sister car. They are really fast, congratulations. We knew that for us a realistic target for today was P2 and that's what we've got. Before qualifying we also fitted new brakes which was a significant improvement."

Marc Lieb (35, Germany): "This is a super qualifying result for Porsche. Personally I'm not at all happy with my lap. I didn't get the right feeling for the car, was braking too early and didn't find a good rhythm."

TS050 HYBRID #5 (Anthony Davidson, Sebastien Buemi, Kazuki Nakajima)

Anthony Davidson: "I didn't extract the best out of the tires on my qualifying lap. It was my first flying lap on new tires this week and the grip surprised me. It was good to be fighting with the Audis, but Porsche were out of reach in qualifying trim. I think tomorrow we can be closer and I hope we will be in the fight."

Kazuki Nakajima: "The car was strong and the lap time was very close to third position. We have made a real improvement in terms of car set-up and I am happy with that; it was very nice to drive. We need to look at the little details where we can find more lap time for tomorrow. I hope to have a clean race so we can show what we can do."

TS050 HYBRID #6 (Stephane Sarrazin, Mike Conway, Kamui Kobayashi)

Stephane Sarrazin: "I am really happy with our qualifying performance. We showed the TS050 is a big step forward compared to last year and we expect to be challenging tomorrow. This team does not give up and we have found some positive improvements. We have good tire management which is a positive point so I'm looking forward to the race."

Kamui Kobayashi: "That was my first qualifying session in LMP1 and it went well. I think we have made a strong start to our Spa race weekend but race day is the important one. Actually, I feel more confident of our race pace than our qualifying performance. I have been happy throughout the week with the car balance; I think we will have an interesting race."

Results

PosNo.CatDriverCarTTimeGap
11LMP1Timo Bernhard, Mark Webber, Brendon HartleyPorsche 919 HybridM1'55.793+0.000
22LMP1Romain Dumas, Neel Jani, Marc LiebPorsche 919 HybridM1'56.590+0.797
36LMP1Stephane Sarrazin, Mike Conway, Kamui KobayashiToyota TS050 - HybridM1'57.698+1.905
48LMP1Lucas Di Grassi, Loic Duval, Oliver JarvisAudi R18M1'57.716+1.923
55LMP1Anthony Davidson, Sebastien Buemi, Kazuki NakajimaToyota TS050 - HybridM1'57.750+1.957
67LMP1Marcel Fassler, Andre LOTTERER, Benoît TreluyerAudi R18M1'57.915+2.122
713LMP1Matheo Tuscher, Dominik Kraihamer, Alexandre ImperatoriRebellion R-One - AERD2'01.547+5.754
812LMP1Nicolas Prost, Nelson Piquet Jr, Nick HeidfeldRebellion R-One - AERD2'02.126+6.333
94LMP1Simon Trummer, Oliver Webb, James RossiterCLM P1/01 - AERD2'03.571+7.778
1026LMP2Roman Rusinov, Nathanael Berthon, Rene RastOreca 05 - NissanD2'07.363+11.570
1136LMP2Gustavo Menezes, Nicolas Lapierre, Stephane RichelmiAlpine A460 - NissanD2'07.822+12.029
1245LMP2Matthew Rao, Richard Bradley, Roberto MerhiOreca 05 - NissanD2'08.036+12.243
1338LMP2Simon Dolan, Giedo Van Der Garde, Jake DennisGibson 015S - NissanD2'08.557+12.764
1444LMP2Tor Graves, Will Stevens, James JakesOreca 05 - NissanD2'08.893+13.100
1543LMP2Ricardo Gonzalez, Filipe Albuquerque, Bruno SennaLIGIER JS P2 - NissanD2'09.125+13.332
1637LMP2Vitaly Petrov, Kirill Ladygin, Victor ShaytarBR01 - NissanD2'09.445+13.652
1731LMP2Ryan Dalziel, Luis Felipe Derani, Christopher CummingLIGIER JS P2 - NissanD2'09.601+13.808
1827LMP2Nicolas Minassian, Maurizio Mediani, Devi MarkozovBR01 - NissanD2'09.625+13.832
1935LMP2David Cheng, Ho-Pin Tung, Nelson PanciaticiAlpine A460 - NissanD2'10.230+14.437
2042LMP2Nick Leventis, Danny Watts, Jonny KaneGibson 015S - NissanD2'11.160+15.367
2130LMP2Scott Sharp, Ed Brown, Johannes Van OverbeekLIGIER JS P2 - NissanD2'13.708+17.915
171LMGTE ProDavide Rigon, Sam Bird,Ferrari 488 GTEM2'17.644+0.000
251LMGTE ProGianmaria Bruni, James Calado,Ferrari 488 GTEM2'17.961+0.317
397LMGTE ProRichie Stanaway, Fernando Rees, Jonathan AdamAston Martin Vantage V8D2'17.987+0.343
466LMGTE ProBilly Johnson, Stefan Mucke, Olivier PlaFord GTM2'18.380+0.736
567LMGTE ProMarino Franchitti, Andy Priaulx, Harry TincknellFord GTM2'18.418+0.774
695LMGTE ProNicki Thiim, Marco Sorensen, Darren TurnerAston Martin Vantage V8D2'18.739+1.095
777LMGTE ProRichard Lietz, Michael Christensen,Porsche 911 RSR (2016)M2'20.036+2.392
898LMGTE AmPaul Dalla Lana, Pedro Lamy, Mathias LaudaAston Martin Vantage V8D2'20.351+2.707
983LMGTE AmFrançois Perrodo, Emmanuel Collard, Rui AguasFerrari F458 ItaliaM2'22.202+4.558
1088LMGTE AmKhaled Al Qubaisi, David Heinemeier Hansson, Patrick LongPorsche 911 RSRM2'22.457+4.813
1186LMGTE AmMichael Wainwright, Adam Carroll, Ben BarkerPorsche 911 RSRM2'22.928+5.284
1278LMGTE AmChristian Ried, Wolf Henzler, Joel CamathiasPorsche 911 RSRM2'23.316+5.672
1350LMGTE AmYutaka Yamagishi, Pierre Ragues, Paolo RubertiChevrolet Corvette C7-Z06M2'23.590+5.946

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