The main headlines from today’s thrilling qualifying session are as follows: 

  • In Audi Sport Team Joest’s final WEC qualifying session Lucas Di Grassi sets incredible fastest lap of 1m 38.828s to take pole position after Oliver Jarvis sets initial benchmark in No.8 Audi R18 
  • Brazilian sets qualifying lap record to record last ever pole position for Audi Sport Team Joest. The pair combine to set an average time of 1m 39.207 to edge out the No. 1 Porsche 919 Hybrid by 0.264 seconds. 
  • Timo Bernhard and Brendon Hartley steal second in closing stages 
  • Title leaders Marc Lieb and Neel Jani claim third position as they enter race needing just a fifth place finish 
  • No.7 Audi R18 start fourth after Fassler and Lotterer qualify 
  • Toyota start fifth and sixth as No.6 TS050 HYBRID heads No.5 car 
  • Rebellion Racing claim another LMP1 Privateer pole position as Kraihamer and Imperatori combine to head ByKolles entry which suffers technical problems  
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