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As dusk fell over the Bahrain International Circuit and temperatures started to drop (to 22oC, with 88% humidity), the five LMP1s and 9 LMP2s took to the track for the final qualifying session of the year.
Aston Martin Racing’s No.97 Vantage V8 of Darren Turner, Stefan Mücke and Frédéric Makowiecki which was classified as the winner.
The #50 car sits fifth in LM GTE An class while the #70 remains further back but still in the 24 Hours of Le Mans race.
The team’s decision to end its qualifying session early when the track was at its fastest also undoubtedly contributed to both cars’ grid positions.
Larbre Competition’s preparations for this year’s Le Mans 24 Hours continued with scrutineering in the city centre on Monday following the team’s annual team building training camp.
Larbre Competition team makes its 20th appearance at Le Mans 24 Hours
Wayne Taylor took his sons to the endurance classic for the first time in 2001, when Ricky was 11 and Jordan 10.
The teams entered for the 2013 Le Mans 24 hours have announced the names of the three drivers who will relay one another in their cars. The list in question is a particularly high-quality one for the 90th anniversary of the Le Mans 24 Hours.
The 23-year-old American joins Patrick Bornhauser and Julien Canal at the French squad that has claimed GT class victories in sportscar racing’s blue riband event for the last three years.
The Le Mans winner and LMGTE Am championship team celebrates 25 years in racing. They will field a Corvette C6 R for the full World Endurance Championship season with Patrick Bornhauser, Julien Canal as the main drivers.
The official list for the 2013 24 Hours of Le Mans was released yesterday, but there is already a few updates. Please come back to this page often as we will update it on a regular basis.
Stephen Errity, WEC Correspondent