Asian LMS

Proton Competition Claim Pole Position for the 4 Hours of Dubai

Asian Le Mans Series
3 Feb. 2024 • 16:20
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It was time for the AMs to shine in qualifying today for Race 3 of the Asian Le Mans Series!


The role of the bronze rated amateur drivers is more important than ever as it falls to them to set the qualifying lap that determines the starting positions for the 4 Hours of Dubai. Under overcast, and relatively cool and windy conditions, there was no time to waste with each qualifying session lasting just 15 minutes.


After two frantic sessions, leading the way in the LMP2 battle was PJ Hyett in the #55 Proton Competition Oreca 07 – Gibson. Currently sitting 6th in the Championship after the opening two rounds of the Season, the German team will kick off the UAE portion of the season in the best way possible. Setting a time just 0.046 behind Hyett was Ahmad Al Harty in the 99 Racing Oreca 07 – Gibson, followed by Salih Yoluc in the TF Sport Oreca 07 – Gibson.


In LMP3, it was Race 1 winners COOL Racing that claimed Pole Position. It was Alex Bukhantsov behind the wheel of the Ligier JS P320 – Nissan who set the time. Second fastest was Julien Gerbi in the Bretton Racing Ligier JS P320 – Nissan, followed by Sepang Pole Sitter, Audunn Gudmundsson in the High Class Racing Ligier JS P320 – Nissan.


After claiming pole position for Race 2 in Sepang, Anthony Liu made the shift to the #7 AlManar Racing by GetSpeed but continued his form, claiming pole position for Race 3.  Just 0.131 behind the Chinese driver was Championship leader, the #42 Sainteloc Racing, with Alban Varutti behind the wheel. Starting 3rd in the GT Class will be the #91 Pure Rxcing Porsche 911 GT3 R.


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