WEC Qualifying Results are in, Toyota Gazoo on Top

April 28, 2023Ramon Jones


After what seemed like Ferrari dominance in the early practice sessions Toyota Gazoo added another ripple to the equation. The No. 07 Toyota Gazoo Racing steals away pole from the No. 50 Ferrari by 0.024s. The No. 51 Ferrari sister car sits in third running a tenth slower than their teammate. Antonio Giovinazzi in the No.51 Ferrari AF Corse 499P had taken pole position with pole lap of 2m00.77s but time was deleted due to a track limits violations forcing him to settle for third. Toyota Gazoo’s Kamui Kobayashi took over pole position due to this violation. He had a spin out in the session as well but was able to save the car from any catastrophic damage. The No. 08 Toyota Gazoo GR010 did not participant in qualifying as driver Brendon Huntley crashed on the preparation lap.

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Kamui Kobayashi takes pole position after Giovinazzi penalty. Photo Courtesy of Ferrari / Motorsport Images


United Autosports continues their dominance from Portimao and secures pole for the 6 Hours of Spa-Francorchamps. United Autosports has been in great form all weekend. The No.23 United Autosports saw the return of driver Tom Blomqvist as he set a rapid 2m05.979s best lap. Blomqvist has been absent since his Sebring retirement and missing Portimao for the Long Beach Grand Prix IMSA race. 


Ahmad Al Harthy in ORT by TF Aston Martin claims a sensational first pole position with a scorching 2m17.216s. The Omani driver was a scorching 1.9s faster than second placed Iron Dames Porsche driven by Sarah Bovy. Ryan Hardwick completes his best qualifying of the season for the No.88 Dempsey Proton Porsche 911 RSR-19 in third position on the LMGTE Am grid. The session was temporarily red flagged due PJ Hyett in Project 1-AO Porsche 911 RSR-19 crashing at Raidillon. Hyett appears to be uninjured.

Post Qualifying Press Conference

Full Qualifying Results are Below

Qualifying Session Facts