Aston Martin Racing dominates GTE classes in Shanghai qualifying

The no95 Aston Martin Racing Vantage of Marco Sorensen and Nicky Thiim took the pole in China, the first pole of the season for the no95 car.  The average lap time of 1m59.697 was 0.219 seconds faster than the rest of the GTE field with the no92 Porsche 911 RSR of Kevin Estre and Michael Christensen second fastest with a lap of 1m59.916.

Championship leaders Ferrari were third quickest with the no51 F488 of James Calado and Alessandro Pier Guidi with a 2m00.247 lap, with the Ford GT of Andy Priaulx and Harry Tincknell in 4th just 0.052 behind the Ferrari.

The no98 Aston Martin Racing Vantage of Pedro Lamy and Paul Dalla Lana will start from the front of the LMGTE Am grid for the sixth time in 2017 after claiming pole in Shanghai.  The Portuguese/ Canadian duo posted an average lap of 2m02.357, 0.408s ahead of the no77 Dempsey-Proton Racing Porsche of Christian Ried and Matteo Cairoli.

Shanghai Qualifying Results

The 6 Hours of Shanghai is due to start at 11h00 (local) / 04h00 CET on Sunday 5 November

FIA Press Release

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