Thunderhead Carlin on Pole for the 4 Hours of Buriram!

Jack Manchester, Ben Barnicoat and Harry Tincknell
Jack Manchester, Ben Barnicoat and Harry Tincknell

Ben Barnicoat has claimed pole position in the #45 Thunderhead Carlin for the 4 Hours of Buriram, the fourth and final round of the 2019/2020 Asian Le Mans Series.

The pole position is the second of the season for Barnicoat in the #45 Dallara P217, with a 1:22.758. Only 0.146 separated the Brit from Eurasia Motorsport’s Nick Cassidy. Nick Foster placed the sister Eurasia Motorsport Ligier P217 in third with a 1:23.460.

In LMP2 Am, Guy Cosmo scored pole position for the #25 Rick Ware Racing Ligier JS P2 with a 1:27.035.

In a qualifying session dominated by the Norma M30, Colin Noble also scored his second pole position of the season in the #2 Nielsen Racing with a 1:29.001. Second in class with a 1:29.399 was Garett Grist in the sister #3 Nielsen Racing entry. Starting third will be #9 Graff Norma M30, after David Droux set a time of 1:29.543.

In GT3 Rio Haryanto put the #75 T2 Motorsports Ferrari 488 GT3 on pole with a 1:32.776. The pole position was the first for the team in the Asian Le Mans Series. Second fastest was #27 HubAuto Corsa with Australian Tim Slade behind the wheel, only 0.149 ahead of Daniel Serra in the #51 Spirit of Race Ferrari 488 GT3. With the top five of the class separated by just 0.173 the stage is set for a thrilling battle for Championship glory.

Thunderhead Carlin now sit on 57 points, 8 behind LMP2 leader G-drive by Algarve Pro Racing Team. If they win, and the latter finishes third or lower, the Championship will go to the pole sitters.

The LMP3 pole position puts Nielsen Racing only two points behind the leading #13 Inter Europol Competition Ligier JS P3 in the Class Championship. For T2 Motorsports in the GT Class, the extra point puts them onto 31 points, 18 behind class leader JLOC, who will start the race from last.

Lineup

Pos No. Cls PIC Drivers Car Time Behind
1 45 LMP2 1 Jack Manchester-Harry Tincknell-Ben Barnicoat Dallara P217 1:22.758 0.000
2 1 LMP2 2 Nobuya Yamanaka-Daniel Gaunt-Nick Cassidy Ligier JS P217 1:22.904 0.146
3 36 LMP2 3 Aidan Read-Nicholas Foster-Roberto Merhi Ligier JS P217 1:23.460 0.702
4 26 LMP2 4 Roman Rusinov-James French-Leonard Hoogenboom Aurus 01 1:23.511 0.753
5 96 LMP2 5 Haruki Kurosawa-Shaun Thong Oreca 07 1:23.555 0.797
6 34 LMP2 6 Jakub Smiechowski-Jamie Winslow-Mathias Beche Ligier JS P217 1:23.627 0.869
7 33 LMP2 7 John Corbett-Nathan Kumar-Danial Frost Ligier JS P217 1:26.038 3.280
8 25 LMP2 AM 1 Guy Cosmo-Anthony Lazzaro-Phillippe Mulacek Ligier JS P2 1:27.035 4.277
9 52 LMP2 AM 2 Cody Ware-Gustas Grinbergas Ligier JS P2 1:28.709 5.951
10 2 LMP3 1 Tony Wells-Colin Noble Norma M30 1:29.001 6.243
11 3 LMP3 2 Garett Grist-Rob Hodes-Charles Crews Norma M30 1:29.399 6.641
12 9 LMP3 3 Eric Trouilllet-Sébastian Page- David Droux Norma M30 1:29.543 6.785
13 8 LMP3 4 Matthias Kaiser-Neale Muston Norma M30 1:30.125 7.367
14 13 LMP3 5 Nigel Moore-Martin Hippe Ligier JS P3 1:30.234 7.476
15 12 LMP3 6 D. Fumanelli-Alessandro Bressan-Andreas Laskaratos Ligier JS P3 1:30.387 7.629
16 65 LMP3 7 Douglas Khoo -Dominic Ang Ligier JS P3 1:30.862 8.104
17 18 LMP3 8 Dan Wells-Philip Kadoorie Ligier JS P3 1:31.621 8.863
18 75 GT 1 David Tjiptobiantoro-Rio Haryanto-Christian Colombo Ferrari 488 GT3 1:32.776 10.018
19 27 GT 2 Tim Slade-Marcos Gomes-Liam Talbot Ferrari 488 GT3 1:32.836 10.078
20 51 GT 3 Francesco Piovanetti-Oswa ldo Negri Jr-Daniel Serra Ferrari 488 GT3 1:32.925 10.167
21 77 GT 4 Satoshi Hoshino-Tomonobu Fujii-Tom Gamble Aston Martin 1:32.929 10.171
22 7 GT 5 Takeshi Kimura-Mikkel Jensen-Côme Ledogar Ferrari 488 GT3 1:32.949 10.191
23 88 GT 6 Takashi Kogure-Yuya Motojima-Yusaku Shibata Lamborghini 1:33.794 11.036

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