The fifth race of the 2019 – 2020 FIA World Endurance Championship Super Season, the Lone Star 6-Hours of COTA in Austin, Texas. It returns after a handful of years off after the planned race for São Paulo, Brazil couldn’t run. COTA raised their hand and was able to plan the event in under 3-Months. 30 entries (12x LMP & 17 GT) for the 6-Hour race will attack the 20-Turn 5.514km track on Sunday at midday. The biggest news was the WEC debut of the new Corvette, which is competing here at COTA and at the next round at Sebring to help with its 2020 LeMans 24Hour entry requirements. It was a busy day for the crews with a 2-day race weekend with two 2-Hour Practice sessions and Qualifying all in the same day. Qualifying was run late in the day right around sunset which produced some amazing views. Qualifying Results for the Top 3 of each Class.
1 – 1 B. SENNA / G. MENEZES / N. NATO Rebellion Racing LMP1 – 1:47.530
2 – 7 M. CONWAY / K. KOBAYASHI / J. LOPEZ Toyota Gazoo Racing LMP1 H – 1:49.161
3 – 8 S. BUEMI / K. NAKAJIMA / B. HARTLEY Toyota Gazoo Racing LMP1 H – 1:49.431
1 – 42 N. LAPIERRE / A. BORGA / A. COIGNY Cool Racing LMP2 – 1:49.910
2 – 22 P. HANSON / F. ALBUQUERQUE / P. DI RESTA United Autosports LMP2 – 1:50.073
3 – 36 T. LAURENT / A. NEGRÃO / P. RAGUES Signatech Alpine ELF LMP2 – 1:50.984
1 – 95 M. SØRENSEN / N. THIIM Aston Martin Racing LMGTE Pro – 2:00.733
2 – 92 M. CHRISTENSEN / K. ESTRE Porsche GT Team LMGTE Pro – 2:00.952
3 – 97 A. LYNN / M. MARTIN Aston Martin Racing LMGTE Pro – 2:01.029
1 – 56 E. PERFETTI / L. HÖRR / M. CAIROLI Team Project 1 LMGTE Am – 2:02.784
2 – 98 P. DALLA LANA / D. TURNER / R. GUNN Aston Martin Racing LMGTE Am – 2:02.830
3 – 90 S. YOLUC / C. EASTWOOD / J. ADAM TF Sport LMGTE Am – 2:02.909
Time to give the camera gear a once over and get some rest before the 6-Hour race tomorrow. Come back to check out all the action.