The no.7 Toyota Gazoo Racing car, driven by Kamui Kobayashi, is on the pole position for 2021 24 Hours of Le Mans.
After an exciting qualifying session on Wednesday, it was time to determine three front rows in each category for the 2021 24 Hours of Le Mans. Each of the Hyperpole entries had 30 minutes to get the pole position spot.
The pit lane exit light turned green and the Hyperpole was underway. The cars were on the track instantly.
After having a warm-up lap, the drivers started setting lap times. Nicolas Lapierre was the first driver to put his result on the timesheets with his Alpine hypercar. However, he was beaten by Olivier Pla, Brendon Hartley, and Kamui Kobayashi.
Kevin Estre had a big mistake in the no.92 Porsche and hit the barrier hard – the red flag was out and the session was stopped.
After the track was cleaned, the session was restarted. Toyota drivers had another shot to get the pole position in Hypercar. Both Kobayashi and Hartley failed to improve their results, so the no.7 team stayed ahead.
At the same time, Antonio Felix da Costa took the provisional pole position in the LMP2 category for the no.38 JOTA car. Louis Deletraz and Team WRT challenged them and beat the benchmark. However, the Portuguese went even quicker.
The battle for pole position also heated up in both LMGTE Pro and LMGTE Am with numerous drivers in contention.
As the checkered flag was out, we found out the names of the 24 Hours of Le Mans polesitters. The no.7 Toyota Gazoo Racing took the pole position in Hypercar. The no.38 JOTA was on top in LMP2. The no.72 Hub Auto Racing got the sensational Hyperpole victory in LMGTE Pro, while the no.88 Dempsey-Proton Racing got the success in the LMGTE Am.
The winners of the 24 Hours of Le Mans Hyperpole in each category:
|Hypercar||Toyota Gazoo Racing||No.7||3:23.900|
|LMGTE Pro||Hub Auto Racing||No.72||3:46.882|
|LMGTE Am||Dempsey-Proton Racing||No.88||3:47.987|