Suzuki Endurance Racing Team has remained on Pole for tomorrow's Le Mans 24-Hour World Endurance final round in France after improving its overall combined time to 1:37.877 in today's final qualifying at the Circuit Bugatti.
The 12-times World Endurance Champions, who are without team rider Anthony Dehalle this weekend following his injury earlier in the week, topped the timesheets by less-than 100th-of-a-second from Yamaha France GMT 94; who significantly improved their overall time from yesterday's opening sessions.
SERT's Vincent Philippe and Julien Da Costa secured better individual lap-times of the day with a 1:37.258 each; as team-mate Alex Cudlin remaining on the same 1:39.116 lap time.
Third place on the start will be taken by yesterday's runner-up SRC Kawasaki, buoyed by Gregory Leblanc's fastest individual lap-time of the sessions (1:37.190). Monster Energy YART - joined by AMA Superbike contender Josh Hayes for the event - secured fourth ahead of BMW Motorrad France.
Suzuki's Team R2CL- who currently holds four-equal in the World Endurance Championship class - finished the day in 12th position, but ahead of podium rivals Bolliger Team Switzerland. R2CL riders Guy Martin, Dylan Buisson and Gwen Giabbani recorded a combined time of 1:39.674; Giabbani lapping the fastest at 1:38.205.
Tomorrow's 36th 24 Heurs Moto Le Mans gets underway at 15:00hrs (GMT +2) and will be covered live on FIM-LIVE.COM where there will also be a live Twitter feed. The race is also being broadcast by several global Satellite TV Stations, in part and delayed.
Le Mans Final Qualifying Result:
1. SERT - (Suzuki GSX-R1000) 1:37.877,
2. Yamaha France GMT 94 (Yamaha) 1:37.906,
3. Team SRC Kawasaki (Kawasaki) 1:38.241,
4. Monster Energy YART (Yamaha) 1:38.801,
5. BMW Motorrad France (BMW) 1:38.880,
6. FMA Assurances (Honda) 1:39.265,
7. National Motos (Honda) 1:39.318,
8. Team Louit Moto 33 (Kawasaki) 1:39.571,
9. Honda TT Legends (Honda) 1:39.607,
10. Team Motors Event - (Suzuki GSX-R1000) 1:39.619,
Top Image: The SERT will start the Le Mans 24-Hour World Endurance final from pole
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