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Filipe Albuquerque secured his fourth pole position from four races in the 2020 European Le Mans Series in the championship leading no22 United Autosports Oreca-Gibson, securing an extra championship point to extend his and Phil Hanson’s lead at the head of the table to 30 points.
The Portuguese driver didn’t have it all his own way, having to fend off a determined challenge by Nyck de Vries in the no26 G-Drive Racing Aurus, the Dutch driver finishing the 10 minute session just 0.093 second behind Albuquerque’s pole lap of 1m33.928s
The no30 Duqueine Team Oreca of Konstantin Tereshenko will head row 2 for tomorrow’s 4 Hours of Monza, 0.507s behind the no22 Oreca and 0.172s ahead of the no37 Cool Racing Oreca of Nicolas Lapierre.
Australian driver James Allen will start out of sixth position.
LMP3: United Autosports on Monza Pole
It was double joy for United Autosports as championship leader Wayne Boyd secured the team’s third LMP3 pole of the season in the no2 Ligier-Nissan.
The early pace was set by Malthe Jakobsen in the no15 RLR MSport Ligier-Nissan, with Boyd immediately responding to the challenge.
As Jakobsen improved, so did Boyd to stay ahead, until the British driver posted a 1m43.017 just before the chequered flag to secure the pole, 0.261 seconds ahead of the Dane.
The no4 DKR Engineering Duqueine of Laurents Hörr was also challenging for the pole position but two deleted laps for track limits pushed the German driver down the order.The reigning Michelin Le Mans Cup champion came back to post a 1m43.434 to claim third place 0.266s ahead of David Droux in the no8 Realteam Racing Ligier.
LMGTE: Iron Lynx Claim Debut ELMS Pole on Home Soil
Andrea Piccini used all of his immense local knowledge to claim the debut ELMS pole position for the Iron Lynx team with a 1m46.113 ahead of the two Proton Competition Porsches.
The Italian posted an early provisional pole time with Richard Lietz keeping close contact in the no93 Proton Competition Porsche, just 0.074s behind. Piccini then went two tenths quicker but lost the lap due to exceeding track limits at T7, but then got a clean lap of 1m46.113, which was the benchmark for the rest of the session.
Lietz finished the 10-minute session 0.341s behind the no60 Iron Lynx Ferrari and 0.193s ahead of his teammate Alessio Picariello in the no77 Proton Competition Porsche, with Round 3 winner Matt Griffin in the no55 Spirit of Race Ferrari in fourth for tomorrow’s 4 Hours of Monza.
The 4 Hours of Monza is due to start at 11h00 CET on Sunday 11 October, with the race streamed live on the official ELMS website.