DKR Engineering took its fifth pole of the season after a difficult qualifying session. Belgian Driver Jean Glorieux crashed the #3 Norma M30 at Les Combes, touched the tyre barrier. He managed to return the car to its pits for a check up, before rejoining the session and storming to Pole.
With Norma M30 having suffered minor damages, Glorieux set still a 2:15.575 on his fourth lap, a little less than two full seconds ahead of the #79 Nielsen Engineering Ligier JP3 driven by Colin Noble and Anthony Wells.
With this additional pole’s championship point, DKR Engineering extends its lead in the Michelin Le Mans Cup championship to 26 points – one which is sufficient to earn the Michelin Le Mans Cup LMP3 title tonight should the #79 Nielsen Engineering Ligier JP3 finish behind the #3 Norma or retire.
The #99 N’Race Ligier JSP3 driven by Alain Costa and Jordan Perroy snatched third in class (2:18.675).
In the GT3 category, the #46 Ebimotors Lamborghini Huracan GT3 shared by Emanuele Busnelli and Fabio Babini took pole (2:24.034).
Again, the fastest car had a tough session.Busnelli span at La Source on his first fast lap. His second fast lap was cancelled for failing to respect track limits. Busnelli prevailed though, and was able to clock a pole-setting time on his fourth tour of the circuit.
Second in the GT3 time sheets was the #7 Lee Mowle Mercedes AMG GT3 driven by Lee Mowle and Dominik Baumann (2:24.155), only one tenth behind the Lamborghini. Taking the final podium position in the category was #8 SVC Sport Management Lamborghini Huracan GT3 shared by Cedric Mezard and Steeve Hiesse (2:25.952).
Photos courtesy of Le Mans Cup