Lopez speeding in pitlane hands Fuji WEC pole back to Alonso/Buemi

Toyota drivers Kamui Kobayashi and Jose Maria Lopez have lost the pole for Sunday's Fuji round of the World Endurance Championship

Lopez speeding in pitlane hands Fuji WEC pole back to Alonso/Buemi

Lopez has had his qualifying time in the #7 Toyota TS050 HYBRID deleted for exceeding the pitlane speed limit after completing his run.

The decision means that the #8 Toyota qualified by Fernando Alonso and Sebastien Buemi (above) will move up into pole position.

Their average lap time would have been good enough to top qualifying before Buemi lost his fastest time to a track limits violation at the final corner.

The #7 car, which Mike Conway races with Kobayashi and Lopez, will now start from the back of the LMP1 field in eighth position.

The #1 Rebellion-Gibson R-13 qualified by Andre Lotterer and Neel Jani is promoted to second position on the grid as a result of the exclusion.

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