Porsche has again locked out the front row, with FIA World Endurance Championship leaders Mark Webber and Brendon Hartley taking a crucial pole for Sunday’s Six Hours of Shanghai.
The pairing in the No. 17 Porsche 919 Hybrid combined for a best two-lap average of 1:42.719, outpacing teammates Marc Lieb and Romain Dumas by 0.769 seconds.
It marked Webber, Hartley and co-driver Timo Bernhard’s fourth pole of the year, with the trio scoring an additional point in the title race to extend their championship lead to two points over the drivers of the No. 7 Audi R18 e-tron quattro.
G-Drive Racing scored pole in LMP2, with Sam Bird and Julien Canal taking their championship-leading No. 26 Ligier JS P2 Nissan to a 1:52.763 average.