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Stevens Beats Vergne to 4H Silverstone Pole

Will Stevens pips Jean-Eric Vergne to ELMS pole with last-minute flier…

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A late flier from Will Stevens put Panis Barthez Competition on pole for this afternoon’s Four Hours of Silverstone with the Brit beating Jean-Eric Vergne to the top spot.

Stevens’ last lap in the ten-minute LMP2 qualifying session put him 0.736 seconds clear of G-Drive Racing driver Vergne.

He shares the Panis Barthez Ligier JS P217 Gibson with Julien Canal and Timothe Buret.

DragonSpeed will start from third alongside Nico Jamin’s Duqueine Engineering car, while High Class Racing has the best-placed Dallara P217 Gibson in seventh.

Mattia Drudi put Eurointernational on pole in LMP3 by just 0.046 seconds ahead of 360 Racing’s Ross Kaiser.

They will start ahead of the pair of United Autosport cars in third and fourth.

The best-placed Norma M30 Nissan was the Ultimate car of Matthieu Lahaye in fifth position, 0.571 seconds off the pace. 

Dennis Olsen secured GTE pole for Proton Competition, leading a 1-2 class sweep for the German team.

He set a best time of 1:58.704 to lead Matteo Cairoli by 0.060 seconds with Porsche 911 RSRs filling the top three positions.

Matt Griffin and Miguel Molina both had lap times deleted, including a provisional fastest time for the Irishman.

The Four Hours of Silverstone will get underway at 2:30 p.m. local time. 

RESULTS: Qualifying

Jake Kilshaw is a UK-based journalist. He is a graduate of Politics and International Relations.

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