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Estre, Christensen Porsche’s GTE-Pro Pole Reinstated

No. 92 Porsche to start on pole in GTE-Pro pole after penalization rescinded…

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Kevin Estre and Michael Christensen’s No. 92 Porsche 911 RSR-19 has had its GTE-Pro pole position reinstated after the reversal of a penalty applied after Friday qualifying.

Estre’s fifth lap time was deleted for abusing track limits, which sent the Porsche to the back of the six-car GTE-Pro class grid and handed Aston Martin Racing a front-row lockout.

But the WEC confirmed on the morning of today’s six-hour race that the Frenchman’s time of 2:14.191 that contributed to a session-leading two-driver average of 2:14.207.

Estre and Christensen’s Porsche will now start on the front row of the grid, alongside the No. 97 Aston Martin Vantage GTE of Maxime Martin and Alex Lynn.

Aston Martin’s No. 95 car of Marco Sorensen and Nicki Thiim will now take up a spot on the second row in third, next to the other Porsche of Richard Lietz and Gianmaria Bruni.

The two AF Corse Ferrari 488 GTE Evos complete the GTE-Pro grid in fifth and sixth. 

RESULTS: GTE Qualifying (amended)

Daniel Lloyd is a UK-based reporter for Sportscar365, covering the FIA World Endurance Championship, Fanatec GT World Challenge Europe powered by AWS and the IMSA WeatherTech SportsCar Championship, among other series.

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