Luxury Racing Ferrari on GT2 pole for Le Mans 24 Hours

The final and decisive qualifying session for the legendary Le Mans 24 Hours, this year a round of the new FIA World Endurance Championship ended on the stroke of midnight. Of the nine 458 GT2 cars flying the Ferrari flag, the best time was set by the No. 59 car of the Luxury Racing team, in the hands of Frederick Makowiecki, who with a time of 3.55.393, took pole in the LMGTE Pro class ahead of the Aston Martin No. 97 and the Corvette No. 74.

Fourth was the AF Corse No. 71 car, with the JMW Motorsport No. 66 car eighth in 4.00.883. There were some surprises too, when with only 44 minutes remaining, the AF Corse mechanics managed to get the rebuilt No. 51 car back on track, with Toni VIlander at the wheel managing to complete the requisite number f laps to qualifying, even it will start from ninth in class.

In the GTE-AM category, for both professional and amateur drivers, the best Ferrari placine went to the second Luxury Racing car, No. 58, which was fourth in 4.00.849.

Friday is entirely given over to final preparations on the car and the traditional parade through the town centre, with the start of the race taking place at 15h00 on Saturday.


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