Anthony Davidson puts Peugeot on Imola ILMC pole
|By Gary Watkins||Saturday, July 2nd 2011, 13:52 GMT|
Peugeot driver Anthony Davidson claimed pole position for the fourth round of the Intercontinental Le Mans Cup at Imola.
Davidson, who shares his Peugeot 908 turbodiesel with Sebastien Bourdais, set a best time of 1m31.736s around the former home of the San Marino Grand Prix to claim the top spot by six tenths of a second.
Davidson, who also set pole at the Petit Le Mans ILMC race last year, said: "It's good to be on pole position anywhere but especially on this track. It's good to get to the traffic first. With 49 cars on the track, traffic is going to be everything tomorrow."
Le Mans 24 Hours winner Marcel Fassler, who is driving here with Timo Bernhard, took second place in the best of the Audi R18 TDIs on a 1m32.354s.
Stephane Sarrazin ended up third in the second Peugeot, with Allan McNish fourth in the other turbodiesel Audi. Guillaume Moreau was top petrol-powered contender in OAK Racing's OAK Pescarolo-Judd.
LMP2 honours went to Mathias Beche in the TDS Racing ORECA-Nissan. The Swiss driver edged out the similar Boutsen Energy Racing car driven by Dominik Kraihamer.
Jorg Muller narrowly claimed pole from Schnitzer BMW team-mate Dirk Werner in the hotly-contested GTE class. There was just two tenths between the two BMW M3 drivers and the top nine cars were covered by a second.
Pos Cl Drivers Team/Car Time 1. P1 Bourdais/Davidson Peugeot 1m31.736s 2. P1 Bernhard/Fassler Audi 1m32.354s 3. P1 Montagny/Sarrazin Peugeot 1m32.732s 4. P1 Kristensen/McNish Audi 1m32.974s 5. P1 Ragues/Moreau Oak Pescarolo-Judd 1m34.746s 6. P1 Jani/Prost Rebellion Lola-Toyota 1m35.047s 7. P1 Belicchi/Boullion Rebellion Lola-Toyota 1m35.700s 8. P1 Collard/Tinseau/Jousse Pescarolo-Judd 1m35.996s 9. P1 Cortes/Geri/Piccini MIK Zytek 09 1m36.084s 10. P2 Beche/Thiriet/Firth TDS ORECA-Nissan 1m37.208s 11. P2 Kraihamer/de Crem Boutsen ORECA-Nissan 1m37.476s 12. P2 Leventis/Watts/Kane Strakka HPD 1m38.118s 13. P2 Mailleux/Ordonez/Ayari Signatech ORECA-Nissan 1m38.351s 14. P2 Ojjeh/Lombard/Kimber-Smith Greaves Zytek-Nissan 1m38.533s 15. P2 Tucker/Bouchut/Barbosa Level 5 Lola-HPD 1m38.959s 16. P2 Frey/Meichtry/Rostan Race Performance ORECA-Judd 1m38.991s 17. P2 Nicolet/Premat Oak Pescarolo-Judd 1m39.130s 18. P2 Perez-Companc/Russo/Kaffer Pecom Lola-Judd 1m39.198s 19. P2 Rosier/Basso Extreme Limite Norma-Judd 1m39.848s 20. P2 Barlesi/da Rocha/Lafargue Oak Pescarolo-Judd 1m40.146s 21. P2 Gates/Garofall/Phillips RLR MG Lola-Judd 1m40.543s 22. P2 Erdos/Newton/Collins RML HPD 1m40.642s 23. FLM Julian/Zugel/Petersen Genoa FLM 1m42.574s 24. FLM Ducote/Marcelli/Marroc JMB FLM 1m42.755s 25. FLM Schultis/Simon/Schell Pegasus FLM 1m43.285s 26. GTE P Farfus/Muller BMW 1m44.468s 27. FLM Moro/Zhang/Graves Hope FLM 1m44.550s 28. GTE P Werner/Lamy BMW 1m44.683s 29. GTE P Melo/Vilander AF Corse Ferrari 1m44.691s 30. GTE P Ortelli/Makowiecki Luxury Ferrari 1m44.725s 31. GTE P Bell/Walker JMW Ferrari 1m44.730s 32. GTE P Lieb/Lietz Felbermayr Porsche 1m44.895s 33. GTE P Fisichella/Bruni AF Corse Ferrari 1m45.130s 34. GTE P Farnbacher/Simonsen Farnbacher Ferrari 1m45.384s 35. GTE P Pilet/Henzler IMSA Porsche 1m45.467s 36. GTE A Long/Roda Proton Porsche 1m45.650s 37. GTE P Goossens/Holzer Prospeed Porsche 1m45.767s 38. GTE P Beltoise/Jakubowski/Firman Luxury Ferrari 1m45.779s 39. GTE P Dolan/Hancock Jota Aston Martin 1m45.841s 40. GTE A Perazzini/Cioci/Lemeret AF Corse Ferrari 1m45.906s 41. GTE A Krohn/Jonsson/Rugolo Krohn Ferrari 1m46.219s 42. GTE A Armindo/Narac IMSA Porsche 1m46.283s 43. GTE A Bornhauser/Canal/Gardel Larbre Corvette 1m46.614s 44. GTE A Hummel/Christodoulou/Quaife CRS Ferrari 1m46.798s 45. GTE A Ehret/Lynn/Wills CRS Ferrari 1m48.176s 46. GTE A Ried/Felbermayr Felbermayr Porsche 1m48.197s 47. GTE P Rossiter/Mowlem/Hirschi Jetalliance Lotus 1m49.037s 48. GTE P Slingerland/Rich/Lichtner-Hoyer Jetalliance Lotus 1m50.053s 49. FLM Hartshorne/Keating/Keen Neil Garner FLM