Brendon Hartley in the #8 Toyota GR010 has taken overall pole position for the 24 Hours of Le Mans, setting a 3:24.408, completing a 1-2 for Toyota, as teammate Kamui Kobayashi, behind the wheel of the #8 Toyota set a 3:24.828.
Nicolas Lapierre, driving the #36 Alpine A480, was on pole for much of the session but was beaten by the Toyotas on their final lap. He set a 3:24.850 midway through the session, ringing the neck of the Oreca-built car, but couldn’t go quicker to steal pole away.
The two Glickenhauses were fourth and fifth, #709 Glickenhaus 007 in front of #708. Briscoe in the #709 got pinged multiple times for track limits, as did many drivers, including Hartley and Kobayashi in the Toyotas. Briscoe also got held up by GTE traffic in the last part of the lap, when he was four tenths up on Lapierre’s pole time. He eventually set a legal time of 3:25.841, almost one and a half seconds off Hartley
Finally, Olivier Pla in the #709 Glickenhaus set a 3:26.359, almost two seconds off Hartley and half a second off his teammate Briscoe.
In LMP2, Robin Frijns was fastest in the #31 WRT Oreca 07-Gibson, setting a 3:28.394 to take pole. In fact it was a 1-2 for WRT, with the #41 RealTeam by WRT Oreca 07-Gibson setting a 3:29.697, over a second off Frijns.
Filipe Albuquerque was third fastest in the #22 United Autosports Oreca 07-Gibson, on a 3:30.070.
Fourth, fifth and sixth were Antonio Felix da Costa in the #38 JOTA Oreca 07-Gibson, #9 Prema Oreca 07-Gibson’s Louis Deletraz, and Alex Lynn driving the #23 United Autosports Oreca 07-Gibson.
In GTE-Pro, it was yet another 1-2, this time for Corvette. Nick Tandy, in the #64 Corvette C8.R, set a 3:49.985, the only GTE driver to break the 3:49 barrier. Teammate Antonio Garcia set a 3:50.177, behind the wheel of the sister #63 Corvette C8.R.
Third and fourth were the two Porsches, Fred Makowiecki in the #91 Porsche 911 RSR-19 ahead of Laurens Vanthoor in the sister #92. Makowiecki was two tenths off Garcia, while Vanthoor was a further two tenths off his teammate.
The two Ferraris were fifth and sixth in class, Antonio Fucuo in the #52 Ferrari 488 GTE Evo in front of James Calado in the #51. They were more than a second off the Corvettes, however.
Finally, in GTE-Am, Vincent Abril took pole in the #61 AF Corse Ferrari 488 GTE Evo. Alongside him was Mikkel Jensen in the #57 Kessel Racing Ferrari 488 GTE Evo, with #98 Northwest Aston Martin Vantage AMR’s Nicki Thiim in third.