Darren Turner gives Beechdean AMR GTE pole position at Paul Ricard

Darren Turener has taken the GTE class pole position for Sunday's 4 Hours of the Paul Ricard, round four of the 2016 European Le Mans Series. At the wheel of the #99 Aston Martin Vantage GTE from Beechdean AMR, he set the quickest time in the eight-car field with 1:56.285. The Aston Martin Racing ace will share the car with co-drivers Andrew Howard and Alex Macdowall in the French event.

Alessandro Pier Guidi was second fastest driving the #56 Ferrari 458 Italia from team AT Racing. Matt Griffin completed the top-three in GTE with the AF Corse run #55 Ferrari 458 Italia.

Andrea Bertolini was fourth with JMW Motorsport #66 Ferrari 458 Italia. Marco Cioci was fifth with the AF Corse #51 Ferrari 458 Italia. Mac Mikkel was sixth with the Formula Racing #60 Ferrari 458 Italia.

A frustrating qualifying for Proton Competition Porsches. Wolf Henzler was seventh with the #77 Porsche 911 RSR ahead of team-mate Gianluca Roda who was eighth with the sister #88 Porsche 911 RSR.

The 4 Hours of the Paul Ricard will start at 14:00 local time tomorrow.

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