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#4 ByKolles at Le Mans 24H 2019 - Credit: FIA WEC / Marius Hecker

The #4 ByKolles Burst Esport secured pole position for the Le Mans 24 Hours Virtual, fending off the #30 E-Team WRT by two tenths of a second.

The field of 50 cars are split into two different classes (LMP2 and LM-GTE), thus two qualifying sessions for the two categories.

With 30 Le Mans Prototypes and 20 GTEs in need to set a lap time, each car had one driver who would pursue only a single flying-lap to determine their position on the grid.

Each of the two sessions lasted 20 minutes, with the LMPs following the GTE’s qualifying session.

Many opted to let the more dedicated and experienced sim-racers take the wheel to post a flying lap.

The #4 ByKolles Burst Esport team took pole position in LMP posting a time of 3:23.380 in the hands of Jernej Simoncic.

The highest qualifying position set by a real-life driver was Stoffel Vandoorne of the #16 Veloce Esports 2 car, at just under sixth tenths from pole position.

He put on an impressive show to fight for pole amongst dedicated sim/esports racers, having won Formula E’s esports series last weekend which took place on rFactor 2.

In the GTE category, Porsche Esports dominated qualifying taking P1, P2, P4 and P6.

Joshua Rogers set a time of 3:46.550 in the #93 car to take pole over sixth-and-a-half tenths quicker than the #91 in P2.

The full qualifying classification can be seen below and the race will commence tomorrow (June 13-14) at 2pm (BST).

24H Le Mans Virtual – Qualifying
Position Driver Team Time Gap
LMP
1 J. Simoncic ByKolles – Burst Esport / # 4 3m 23.380s
2 A. Schoonvliet E-Team WRT / # 30 3m 23.603s + 0.223
3 D. Braune 2 Seas Motorsport / # 33 3m 23.800s + 0.420
4 J. Keithley Rebellion Williams Esport / # 3 3m 23.905s + 0.525
5 A. Kerkhof Team Redline / # 20 3m 23.971s + 0.591
6 S. Vandoorne Veloce Esports 2 / # 16 3m 23.973s + 0.593
7 K. Siggy JOTA Team Redline / # 38 3m 24.027s + 0.647
8 N. Wisniewski Rebellion Williams Esport / # 1 3m 24.089s + 0.709
9 A. Uusi-Jaakkola JOTA Team Redline / # 37 3m 24.154s + 0.774
10 J. Baldwin Veloce Esports 3  / # 18 3m 24.186s + 0.806
11 N. Pinto Panis Racing / # 9 3m 24.313s + 0.933
12 D. Jordan TDS E Racing Motul / # 46 3m 24.326s + 0.946
13 J. Teien FA/RB Allinsports / # 14 3m 24.357s + 0.977
14 M. Romanidis Rebellion Williams Esport / # 13 3m 24.399s + 1.019
15 M. Epps Multimatic Zansho / # 15 3m 24.636 + 1.256
16 F. Colapinto IDEC Sport Racing / # 17 3m 24.696s + 1.316
17 Y. Kasdorp Toyota GAZOO Racing / # 7 3m 24.755s + 1.375
18 M. Brient Toyota GAZOO Racing / # 8 3m 24.802s + 1.422
19 I. Gillissen Veloce Esports 1 / # 24 3m 24.911s + 1.531
20 D. Mroczek Rebellion Williams Esport / # 2 3m 24.930s + 1.550
21 J. Von Der Heyde Team Rocket Zansho / # 23 3m 25.024s + 1.644
22 J. Santero Toyota GAZOO Racing ARG / # 10 3m 25.257s + 1.877
23 E. Jones Richard Mille Racing Team / # 50 3m 25.588s + 2.208
24 N. Jamin Panis Racing / # 31 3m 26.034s + 2.654
25 N. Longuet Signatech Alpine Elf / # 36 3m 26.363s + 2.983
26 M. Hakimi Axle Motorsport / # 21 3m 26.421s + 3.041
27 S. Pagenaud Team Penske / # 6 3m 26.422s + 3.042
28 A. Brundle United Autosports / # 22 3m 26.600s + 3.220
29 S. Weijer MPI-Zansho / # 12 3m 25.024s + 3.262
30 E. Barbier COOL Racing / # 42 3m 27.548s + 4.168
GTE
1 J. Rogers Porsche Esports Team / # 93 3m 46.550s
2 M. Dejong Porsche Esports Team / # 91 3m 47.182s + 0.632
3 K. Van Dooren Dempsey-Proton Racing / # 88 3m 47.819s + 1.269
4 J. Bouteloup Porsche Esports Team / # 92 3m 47.965s + 1.415
5 L. Sorensen Aston Martin Racing / # 95 3m 47.992s + 1.442
6 D. Williams Porsche Esports Team / # 94 3m 48.213s + 1.663
7 E. Jajovski R8G Esports Team / # 80 3m 48.258s + 1.708
8 N. Catsburg Corvette Racing / # 63 3m 48.704s + 2.154
9 E. Bonito Ferrari – AF Corse / # 52 3m 48.717s + 2.167
10 Z. Siara Team Project 1 / # 57 3m 48.897s + 2.347
11 A. Maguire Gulf Racing / # 86 3m 48.931s + 2.381
12 J. Zwiers Ferrari AF Corse / # 71 3m 48.934s + 2.384
13 K. Stoltze Ferrari – AF Corse / # 51 3m 49.058s + 2.508
14 T. Brioni Aston Martin Racing / # 97 3m 49.096s + 2.546
15 K. Rotting Mahle Racing Team / # 67 3m 49.209s + 2.659
16 T. Milner Corvette Racing / # 64 3m 49.370s + 2.820
17 A. Petit FEED Racing / # 99 3m 49.733s + 3.183
18 R. Gunn Aston Martin Racing / # 98 3m 49.754s + 3.204
19 D. Giusa Team Project 1 / # 56 3m 50.226s + 3.676
20 T. Mella Strong Together / # 54 3m 50.307s + 3.757

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