After a difficult first day at the foot of Mount Fuji, Lotus showed a strong qualifying performance.
Vitantonio Liuzzi qualified the Lotus LMP2 car #32 in third position in LMP2 class with a lap time of 1:32.738, just four tenths off of the pole position.
Thomas Holzer in car #31, setting a lap time of 1:35.036, will start from eight position.
Lotus is well prepared for the race and hoping to have a good result. The race will start at 11:00 hours local time.
Thomas Holzer, Race driver #31: “We improved steadily over the weekend and we showed a good qualifying performance on the hard tyres. Our focus was to find the right setup for the race and I think we are well prepared for having a good result at Fuji.”
Vitantonio Liuzzi, Race driver #32: “We could have done better today because the balance of the car was not perfect. We could not put all sectors together, especially in the last sector we are not fast enough.
It was very close in LMP2 class again and we are just four tenths off of pole position. Starting from the second row is a good result and we are confident for the race.”
Source: Lotus LMP2