Circuit de la Sarthe
LMP1 Petrol Car Pole Position For Rebellion Racing
Neel Jani in Lola-Toyota N°12 secured the first place non diesel car in the third and final qualification session for the 2011 24 hours of Le Mans. With a lap time of 3'32''883, the Swiss driver also secured 8th position overall on the grid.
I'm really happy to get the 'pole position' of petrol cars.
Andrea Belicchi in Lola-Toyota N°13 couldn't do better than the 10th overall fastest lap after being hindered by traffic during his qualifying laps.
Neel Jani, driver of Lola-Toyota #12
"After yesterday's test sessions, we have improved the car a lot. I have made my best lap time because of good sector 1 and 3. Despite having traffic in sector 2, I was able to bank a good lap. I'm really happy to get the 'pole position' of petrol cars because the Pescarolo car is very strong here, in particular with a higher top speed than our Rebellions on the straights. I'm happy for all the Rebellion team who worked hard for that. All three of the drivers in our car will do our best to get the same result at the end of the race... "
Andrea Belicchi, driver of Lola-Toyota #13
"I had traffic during my quick laps. So I couldn't made a good qualifying lap at the level of the improvement that we made on the car. But I'm pleased with the work we've done on the car. I'm very confident for the race."
Bart Hayden, Rebellion Racing Team Manager
"We spent most of the free practice and qualifying sessions working to find a good race set up for our cars. Pescarolo pushed us really hard for the petrol pole, so we are very happy to secure the fastest petrol grid position. Hopefully, the setup work that we've carried out will help translate into a good race result, we are very much looking forward to the race now."
How to identify at a glance both Lola-Toyota cars in the dark ?
Lola-Toyota #12 has green leds on the top of the windscreen and blue leds for #13.
-source: rebellion racing