Dragonspeed To Pole For Spa ELMS: WATCH LIVE

The Dragonspeed Oreca07-Gibson driven by Ben Hanley secured the third pole of the 2017 season for the American team with the British driver posting a 2m02.457 lap around the 7km Spa-Francorchamps circuit. The Dragonspeed Oreca was 0.375s ahead of the championship leading G-Drive Racing Oreca of Ryo Hirakawa, the Japanese driver lapping the circuit in 2m02.832.
Row two for tomorrow’s 4 Hours of Spa-Francorchamps will be filled by two championship contenders. The Graff Oreca-Gibson of Enzo Guibbert setting a 2m03.053, just ahead of the United Autosports Ligier-Gibson of Filipe Albuquerque. Australia’s James Allen will start out of sixth place in his Graff Racing Oreca.
The honours in the LMP3 class went to the AT Racing Ligier-Nissan of Mikkel Jensen, the Dane finishing seven tenths of a second ahead of the rest of the field with a 2m13.634. The two United Autosports Ligiers were second and third quickest, with Wayne Boyd in the car just 0.142 ahead teammate and championship leader Sean Rayhall in the Ligier at the end of the 12 minute session. Melbourne driver Ricky Capo starts out of 24th place with fellow Aussie Neale Muston in 27th.
Matteo Cairoli claimed the first pole position of the 2017 ELMS season for Porsche in the LMGTE class. The Italian lapped the 7km circuit in the no77 Proton Competition Porsche 911 RSR in 2m16.757, 0.358 ahead of Nicki Thiim in the no90 TF Sport Aston Martin Vantage, with Will Stevens in the no66 JMW Motorsport Ferrari, the car he won the LMGTE Am title at the 24 Hours of Le Mans in June, in third place 0.927s behind the lead Porsche.