Just The Man For The Job: Van Uitert Takes Another Pole For United Autosports. WATCH THE RACE LIVE
The United Autosports Oreca of Job Van Uitert has given the Anglo-American team a clean sweep of pole positions in the 2020 European Le Mans Series.
Van Uitert’s time of 1m28 .627 gave him the pole with Will Stevens in the no31 Panis Racing Oreca coming out as the best of the rest with a 1m29.068 to push the no37Cool Racing Oreca of Nico Lapierre onto the second row, with the no28 Idec Sport Oreca of Paul Loup Chatin in fourth.
2020 ELMS Champion Phil Hanson was 5th fastest in the no22 United Autosports Oreca ahead of Nyck De Vries in the no26 G-Drive Racing Aurus.
Melbourne driver James Allen will start from 7th place on the grid.
LMP3: Championship Leaders Claim Pole
Wayne Boyd claimed what could be a crucial championship point in Portugal at the wheel of the no2 United Autosports Ligier-Nissan. The British driver posted a 1m36.277 lap early in the 10-minute session and held on until the chequered flag.He was one tenth ahead of the no4 DKR Engineering Duqueine of Laurents Hörr, the German threatening to take the pole on his final lap, only to miss out in the final sector.
Crucially for United Autosports, their nearest championship rivals in the no13 Inter Europol Competition Ligier will start the race down in 10th place after Dino Lunardi had a fast lap deleted for exceeding track limits right at the end of the session.
LMGTE: Piccini Claims Second Pole for Iron Lynx
Iron Lynx claimed their second pole position of the season and will start at the head of the 10-car field for the final race of the season in Portimão. Once again Andrea Piccini was at the wheel of the no60 Ferrari and posted a 1m38.769 lap to finish the 10-minute session two tenths ahead of the no88 AF Corse Ferrari of Alessio Rovera.
At the chequered flag the no83 Iron Lynx Ferrari of Michelle Gatting leapt up the order to third place, the Dane posting a 1m39.596 lap to push championship contender Alessio Picariello down to fourth in the no77 Proton Competition Porsche.
Championship leader David Perel in the no74 Kessel racing Ferrari will start tomorrows race in 7th after the South African could only manage a best lap of 1m39.767.