Le Mans 2013
Final qualifying session
Audi Motorsport and Tom Kristensen have dominated qualifying for the 90th running of Le Mans, well done Nissan in LM P2. Audi set the top 3 times and Aston Martin has dominated both LM GTE classes.
Just for a little bit of fun below is a compilation of the action that occurred in qualifying this year, just imagine what the 24 hours could bring and boy does that Gulf Aston Martin Vantage look amazing!!
Qualifying results for Le Mans 2013 qualifying were as follows;
1. No.2 Audi Sport Team Joest Audi R18 e-tron quattro driven by Tom Kristensen, Loic Duval and Allan McNish 3:22.349
2. No.1 Audi Sport Team Joest Audi R18 e-tron quattro driven by André Lotterer, Marcel Fässler and Benoit Treluyer 3:23.696
3. No.3 Audi Sport Team Joest Audi R18 e-tron quattro driven by Marc Gene, Lucas Di Grassi and Oliver Jarvis 3.24.341
1. No.24 OAK Racing morgan - Nissan driven by Olivier Pla, David Heinemeier Hansson and Alex Brundle 3:38.621
2. No.26 G-Drive Racing Oreca 03 - Nissan driven by Roman Rusinov, John Martin and Mike Conway 3:39.535
3. No.38 Jota Sport Zytek Z11SN - Nissan driven by Simon Dolan, Oliver Turvey and Lucas Luhr 3:40.459
LM GTE Pro
1. No.99 Aston Martin Racing Aston Martin Vantage V8 driven by Rob Bell, Fred Makowiecki and Bruno Senna 3:54.635
2. No.97 Aston Martin Racing Aston Martin Vantage V8 driven by Peter Dumbreck, Stefan MÜcke and Darren Turner 3:55.445
3. No.92 Porsche AG Team Manthey Porsche 911 RSR driven by Marc Lieb, Richard Lietz and Romain Dumas 3:55.491
LM GTE Am
1. No.95 Aston Martin Racing Aston Martin Vantage V8 driven by Christoffer Nygaard, Kristian Poulsen and Allan Simonsen 3:57.776
2. No.88 Proton Competition Porsche 911 GT3 RSR driven by Christian Ried, Gianluca Roda and Paolo Ruberti 3:58.889
3. No.96 Aston Martin Racing Aston Martin Vantage V8 driven by Jamie Campbell-Walter, Roald Goethe and Stuart Hall 3:59.805
I took the below photo of Bentley's Speed 8 in the Le Mans Museum in 2011, beautiful race car (smaller than you might think).
The below image is copyright Le Mans 2013.