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FIA WEC: Glickenhaus clinch pole position at the TotalEnergies 6 Hours of Spa-Francorchamps

Olivier Pla secures pole position with an absolutely flying lap in the Glickenhaus 007 LMH of 2:02.771 on his first attempt. Pla seemed absolutely nailed to the ground on his first flying lap of the session, the car hitting the track surface at the bottom of Eau Rouge - despite then not being any bumps there this year.

6 Hours of Spa Pole sitter - Glickenhaus
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Taking P2 for the race tomorrow is the No. 36 Alpine Hypercar, driven by Matthieu Vaxiviere 0.228 behind Pla, the 7 & 8 Toyotas ended the session 3rd and 4th respectively. It seemed that the Toyota's were either saving tyres for the race or have found their best place with both cars pitting well before the end of the 10 minute session.

LMp2 pole sitter AF Corse
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In LMP2 the No. 83 of Alessio Rovera secured pole on the very last lap of the session for the Pro/Am team of AF Corse with a time of 2:04.246 ahead of the No. 31 WRT and the No. 22 United Autosports. Even on the out laps there was excitement, with the No. 22 United Autosports car of Filipe Albuquerque being spun out by the No. 34 Inter Europol of Esteban Gutierrez. The action did not stop there with a big moment through the gravel at Fagnes for Louis Delatraz causing him to pit immediately.

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Pole sitter for the GTE-Pro class was, at the last lap: Gianmaria Bruni in the No. 91 Porsche 911 RSR after Michael Christensen backed off with a 2:14.301. In third was Nick Tandy in the No. 64 Corvette followed by the No. 51 and 52 AF Corse Ferrari's.

TF Sport - Ben Keating on Pole at Spa Francorchamps
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In GTE-Am, Ben Keating stormed to pole 1.5 seconds faster than the Aston Martin of Northwest AMR. Keating posted several fast laps which were deleted by the race stewards (a feature of this session) but ultimately posting a 2:17.408. Starting third is the No. 56 Team Project 1 of Brendan Iribe.

The full results of the session can be found below.

The TotalEnergies 6 Hours of Spa will start at 13:00 tomorrow (7th May) Local time, make sure to give us a follow on Twitter, Instagram or Facebook to keep up with all the latest.

03_Classification_Qualifying HYPERCAR - LMP2
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03_Classification_Qualifying LMGTE Pro - LMGTE Am
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