AT Racing Ferrari takes LM GTE pole position at Paul Ricard


The LM GTE qualifying session was very fought at the Paul Ricard Circuit in France. In the end it was a 1-2-3 Ferrari 458 Italia in European Le Mans Series' premier GT class.

AT Racing will start from pole position in today's 4-hour event. The #56 Ferrari 458 Italia is driven by Alexander Talkanitsa, Alexander Talkanitsa Jr and Alessandro Pier Guidi. The latter qualified the car and set the fastest time in the session with 1:56.150.

Second place went to the #51 Ferrari 458 Italia from AF Corse. Another Ferrari  completed the top-three, the #60 458 Italia from Formula Racing.

Best of the Porsches was the #86 911 RSR from Gulf Racing UK, fourth fastest. Then the #66 Ferrari from JMW Motorsport in fifth, the #55 Ferrari from AF Corse in sixth and the #88 Porsche from Proton Competition in seventh.

A harder qualifying session for the lone BMW Z4 GTE. The #52 car from BMW Team Marc VDS was eighth fastest and last within the LM GTE class.

Photo: European Le Mans Series