Hartley gets 6th successive pole for Toyota at Le Mans

Hartley gets 6th successive pole for Toyota at Le Mans

Hartley gets 6th successive pole for Toyota at Le Mans
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  • New Zealander Brendon Hartley drives a passing one-two for champions Toyota at the 24 Hours of Le Mans.
  • The Japanese group take their 6th progressive shaft position at the Sarthe circuit.

Hartley, who shares the number eight GR010 cross breed vehicle with Swiss driver Sebastien Buemi and Japanese Ryo Hirokawa,.

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They lapped with a best season of three minutes and 24.408 seconds.

Japan’s Kamui Kobayashi, who took post last year in 3:23.900, was denied a fifth in six years and needed to make due with second in the number seven Toyota in the wake of lapping 0.177 more slow than Hartley.

“It’s a unimaginable inclination. I was prepared for it the year before. Please accept my apologies for Kamui who needed his fifth shaft position, yet there you go,” said Hartley, a Le Mans victor in 2017 and 2020 with Porsche and afterward Toyota.

The number seven vehicle won last year with Kobayashi, Britain’s Mike Conway and Argentine Jose Maria Lopez who stay in the setup.

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Renault-claimed Alpine took third on the lattice after the hyperpole meeting with Frenchman Nicolas Lapierre in the driver’s seat of the number 36 vehicle and seeming as though he could hold onto the post from Toyota.

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There are just five passages in the top hypercar classification for the 90th version of the race, a grandstand of the world perseverance title, what begins in Saturday with 62 groups and 186 drivers.

In the second level LMP2 classification, Dutch driver Robin Frijns was quickest with the WRT group.

The hyperpole qualifying design was first presented in 2020 and highlights the six fastest groups in each class, or five on account of the hypercars.

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