Toyota secured a front row lockout for tomorrow’s opening round of the 2017 World Endurance Championship at Silverstone when Kamui Kobayashi and Mike Conway lapped the 5.901km circuit just under three-tenths of a second quicker than their Toyota Gazoo Racing team mates Anthony Davidson and Kazuko Nakajima.

The Toyota TS050 Hybrid

The Toyota TS050 Hybrid
Image courtesy of Toyota Gazoo Racing

The Porsche 919 Hybrid cars will start the 6 Hours of Silverstone from the second row of the grid, the #1 car of Jani and Tandy in third ahead of the #2 car of Bernhard and Hartley.

In the first outing for the new-look LMP2 cars, Alex Lynn and Pierre Thiriet took pole in the G-Drive Racing ORECA-Gibson by less than five-hundredths of a second from the Signatech Alpine Matmut which will be piloted by Nicolas Lapierre, Gustavo Menezes and Matt Rao.

The #26 ORECA-Gibson of Roman Rusinov, Pierre Thiriet and Alex Lynn claimed the LMP2 pole

The #26 ORECA-Gibson of Roman Rusinov, Pierre Thiriet and Alex Lynn claimed the LMP2 pole
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The second row of the LMP2 grid will be filled with a pair of ORECA-Gibsons, the Jacki Chan DC Racing version piloted by Ho-Pin Tung, Oliver Jarvis and Thomas Laurent getting the better of the Vaillante Rebellion car of Julien Canal, Nicolas Prost and Bruno Senna.

LMGTE Pro went the way of The Ford Chip Ganassi Team UK trio of Andy Priaulx, Harry Tincknell and Luis Felipe Derani in their Ford GT from the AF Corse Ferrari 488 GTE of Davide Rigon and Sam Bird.

The LMGTE Am grid will be headed by the Aston Martin Racing Vantage of Paul Dalla Lana, Pedro Lamy and Mathias Lauda, who were just over a second quicker than Thomas Flohr, Francesco Castellacci and Miguel Molina in the Spirit of Race Ferrari 488 GTE