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Porsche take pole in floodlit Bahrain

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Porsche take pole in floodlit Bahrain
Nov 14, 2014, 6:35 PM

The No.14 Porsche 919 Hybrid LMP1-H car took a second consecutive pole position in Bahrain this evening.

#37 SMP Racing Oreca 03R - Nissan: Kirill Ladygin, Viktor Shaitar, Anton Ladygin
#8 Toyota Racing Toyota TS 040 - Hybrid: Anthony Davidson, Sébastien Buemi
#14 Porsche Team Porsche 919 Hybrid: Romain Dumas, Neel Jani, Marc Lieb

Neel Jani and Romain Dumas split their qualifying duties in the 25-minutes session to combine an overall four lap average time of 1m43.145s, some 0.264s clear of title leaders Sebastien Buemi and Anthony Davidson in the No.8 Toyota Racing TS 040 Hybrid.

The LMP2 class again fell to G-Drive Racing as they claimed their sixth pole of the season. First, Roman Rusinov and then Olivier Pla again demonstrated the pace of the Ligier JS P2 coupe to lead their title rivals - #27 SMP Racing Oreca-Nissan, which was driven as usual in qualifying by Nicolas Minassian and Maurizio Mediani.

The Russians second Michelin shod Oreca-Nissan placed third with Kiril Ladygin and Viktor Shaitar piloting the red, white and blue car to an average four-lap time just 0.080s slower than their sister car.

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