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Porsche and Ford take Pole Postions for 24 hour of LeMans


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Porsche’s and Ford’s aim to win this year’s 24 hour of Le Mans has gotten off to a great start.

 

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Both teams have taken out Pole Position in their respective categories.

Porsche 919 Hybrid, Porsche Team: Neel Jani, Romain Dumas, Marc Lieb (l-r)

Porsche, which is aiming for back to back overall wins and LMP1, will have its #2 car of Romain Dumas, Neel Jani and Marc Lieb. on Pole with the #1 car of Timo Bernhard, Mark Webber, Brendon Hartley starting alongside in second.

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Over in LMGTE Pro the Ford GT teams took out four of the top positions.

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Le Mans Drivers #68 Hand/Müller/Bourdais

The #68 entry of Joey Hand, Dirk Müller and Sébastien Bourdais will start from pole

Le Mans Drivers #69 Briscoe/Westbrook/Dixon

The #69 entry of Ryan Briscoe, Richard Westbrook and Scott Dixon will start from 2nd place

Le Mans #67 Franchitti/Priaulx/Tincknell

The #67 entry of Marino Franchitti, Andy Priaulx and  Harry Tincknell will start from 4th

Le Mans Drivers #66 Mücke/Pla/Johnson

Car #66 entry of Olivier Pla, Stefan Mücke and Billy Johnson will start from 5th

The Race which begins at 3pm local time in France, will air live from 10pm on Foxtel on the Eurosport & Foxsport channels.

For commentary be sure to tune into the team from Radio Le Mans 

Could this be the year where two Australians take out wins?

To follow along with the event check out the fantastic Spotters guide by Andy Blackmore Design

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Below is the start list for the event.

Le Mans 2016 grid

Le Mans 2016 grid

1 2 Porsche Team Porsche 919 Hybrid LMP1 H

2 1 Porsche Team Porsche 919 Hybrid LMP1 H

3 6 Toyota Gazoo Racing Toyota TS050 – Hybrid LMP1 H

4 5 Toyota Gazoo Racing Toyota TS050 – Hybrid LMP1 H

5 7 Audi Sport Team Joest Audi R18 LMP1 H

6 8 Audi Sport Team Joest Audi R18 LMP1 H

7 13 Rebellion Racing Rebellion R-One – AER LMP1

8 12 Rebellion Racing Rebellion R-One – AER LMP1

9 4 Bykolles Racing Team CLM P1/01 – AER LMP1

10 26 G-Drive Racing Oreca 05 – Nissan LMP2

11 35 Baxi DC Racing Alpine Alpine A460 – Nissan LMP2

12 36 Signatech Alpine Alpine A460 – Nissan LMP2

13 44 Manor Oreca 05 – Nissan LMP2

14 49 Michael Shank Racing Ligier JS P2 – Honda LMP2

15 31 Extreme Speed Motorsports Ligier JS P2 – Nissan LMP2

16 46 Thiriet By Tds Racing Oreca 05 – Nissan LMP2

17 42 Strakka Racing Gibson 015S – Nissan LMP2

18 47 KCMG Oreca 05 – Nissan LMP2

19 23 Panis Barthez Competition Ligier JS P2 – Nissan LMP2

20 33 Eurasia Motorsport Oreca 05 – Nissan LMP2

21 38 G-Drive Racing Gibson 015S – Nissan LMP2

22 43 RGR Sport by Morand Ligier JS P2 – Nissan LMP2

23 27 SMP Racing BR01 – Nissan LMP2

24 28 Pegasus Racing Morgan – Nissan LMP2

25 30 Extreme Speed Motorsports Ligier JS P2 – Nissan LMP2

26 37 SMP Racing BR01 – Nissan LMP2

27 25 Algarve Pro Racing Ligier JS P2 – Nissan LMP2

28 41 Greaves Motorsport Ligier JS P2 – Nissan LMP2

29 48 Murphy Prototypes Oreca 03R – Nissan LMP2

30 34 Race Performance Oreca 03R – Judd LMP2

31 22 SO24 ! By Lombard Racing Ligier JS P2 – Judd LMP2

32 84 SRT41 By OAK Racing Morgan LMP2 – Nissan CDNT

33 40 Krohn Racing Ligier JS P2 – Nissan LMP2

34 68 Ford Chip Ganassi Team USA Ford GT LMGTE Pro

35 69 Ford Chip Ganassi Team USA Ford GT LMGTE Pro

36 51 AF Corse Ferrari 488 GTE LMGTE Pro

37 67 Ford Chip Ganassi Team UK Ford GT LMGTE Pro

38 66 Ford Chip Ganassi Team UK Ford GT LMGTE Pro

39 71 AF Corse Ferrari 488 GTE LMGTE Pro

40 82 Risi Competizione Ferrari 488 GTE LMGTE Pro

41 92 Porsche Motorsport Porsche 911 RSR (2016) LMGTE Pro

42 95 Aston Martin Racing Aston Martin Vantage LMGTE Pro

43 91 Porsche Motorsport Porsche 911 RSR (2016) LMGTE Pro

44 97 Aston Martin Racing Aston Martin Vantage LMGTE Pro

45 77 Dempsey – Proton Racing Porsche 911 RSR (2016) LMGTE Pro

46 64 Corvette Racing – GM Chevrolet Corvette C7.R LMGTE Pro

47 61 Clearwater Racing Ferrari 458 Italia LMGTE Am

48 98 Aston Martin Racing Aston Martin V8 Vantage LMGTE Am

49 88 Abu Dhabi-Proton Racing Porsche 911 RSR LMGTE Am

50 55 AF Corse Ferrari 458 Italia LMGTE Am

51 83 AF Corse Ferrari F458 Italia LMGTE Am

52 63 Corvette Racing – GM Chevrolet Corvette C7.R LMGTE Pro

53 50 Larbre Competition Chevrolet Corvette C7-Z06 LMGTE Am

54 60 Formula Racing Ferrari 458 Italia LMGTE Am

55 78 KCMG Porsche 911 RSR LMGTE Am

56 62 Scuderia Corsa Ferrari 458 Italia LMGTE Am

57 89 Proton Competition Porsche 911 RSR LMGTE Am

58 86 Gulf Racing Porsche 911 RSR LMGTE Am

59 57 Team AAI Chevrolet Corvette C7-Z06 LMGTE Am

60 99 Aston Martin Racing Aston Martin V8 Vantage LMGTE Am

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