Neel Jani with Lola-Rebellion ...
Neel Jani with Lola-Rebellion #12 set the second fastest time of the qualifying session of 1000 km of Algave in 1'30''937 only three-tenths of the Peugeot 908 HDi-Oreca.
Andrea Belicchi on the Lola-Rebellion # 13 will start from the second row of the grid with a time of 1'31''831.
Lola-Rebellion # 13 had suffered engine problems during the second and third free practice sessions on Friday, so the team had decided to change it during the night. In those conditions, #13 Lola-Rebellion fourth best time on the grid is a positive result.
To add to the occasion and new for this year, the organisers will enable the crowd at the 1000 km of Algarve to relive the "Le Mans" style start, with drivers running to their cars in the "Ear of corn" positions. It is one of the symbols of endurance racing and earned its name when it was used from 1925 until 1969 at Le Mans 24 Hours. It will be a prelude to the real flying start for the cars at 17h00 for 215 laps (or six hours).