24h Le Mans
02/08/2018 10:01

Gianmaria Bruni's lap at the wheel of his Porsche on its way to the pole at Le Mans

It didn't take long for the "king of pole position" Gianmaria Bruni to secure the pole at this year's 24 Hours of Le Mans with the #91 Porsche 911 RSR. The Italian driver did not take part in the 2017 running of the race as he was changing employers.

Having left Ferrari for Porsche last year, the two-time class winner at Le Mans in 2012 and 2014 with the Italian manufacturer missed out on the 85th running of the race for contractual reasons. But, the Italian driver didn't miss a beat for his return in 2018, quickly clocking the pole position lap in 3:47.504 during the first qualifying session on Wednesday evening.

Gianmaria Bruni, Frédéric Makowiecki and Richard Lietz shared the #91 Porsche - decorated like its winning "Pink Pig" sister car in a vintage livery - and reached the second step on the class podium at the 86th edition of the 24 Hours of Le Mans.

 

PHOTO: The #91 Porsche 911 RSR that helped Porsche pull off a one-two with the #92 sister car for the marque's 70 anniversary at the 2018 24 Hours of Le Mans.

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