Rebellion Racing has taken their second pole for the season ahead of Team LNT for this weekend’s 8 Hours of Bahrain.

Norman Nato and Bruno Senna’s combined average of 1:42.979 that put the Number 1 Rebellion R13 Gibson close to a second and a half ahead of the Number 5 Ginetta G60-LT-P1 AER of Charlie Robertson and Ben Hanley, with Senna’s 1:42.396 getting the job done for Rebellion.

Toyota Gazoo Racing’s TS050’s locked out the second row with Brendon Hartley and Kazuki Nakajima put the number 8 Toyota ahead of teammates Mike Conway and Jose Maria Lopez by just under a tenth of a second – despite running with a more substantial success penalty than the number 7 car car.

Toyota driver, Kazuki Nakajima was critical of the success penalty system, claiming it “shouldn’t allow the same car to win twice in a row”.

“Well I feel like the handicap is a bit too extreme because the system”, Nakajima told Autosport.

“I think that was the idea of handicap but now it’s… I don’t know. Let’s see what happens. At least after quali it’s not the case at the moment”.

Team LNT’s Number 6 Ginetta took fifth, sharing the third row of the race grid with the LMP2 pole-winning United Autosports entry of Paul di Resta and Phil Hanson.

The Oreca 07 Gibson edged the  Jackie Chan DC Racing Oreca of Will Stevens and Gabriel Aubry by twotenths of a second, followed by the G-Drive Racing Oreca-based (TDS-run Aurus) 01 of Jean-Eric Vergne and Job van Uitert.

Richard Lietz and Gianmaria Bruni took Porsche’s third consecutive GTE-Pro pole ahead of teammates Kevin Estre and Michael Christensen by six-hundredths of a second, who in turn edged the AF Corse Ferrari 488 GTE of James Calado and Alessandro Pier Guidi.

Ben Keating took his first career WEC GTE Am pole along withLarry ten Voorde in the number 57 Team Project 1 Porsche, ahead of the number 54 AF Corse Ferrari and 88 Dempsey-Proton Racing Porsche.

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