El Alpine Elf Matmut Endurance Team demonstrated his intention to take victory in the 8 Hours from Portimao, second date of Wec, after the pole position achieved by their pilots, the French Nicolas Stone y Matthieu Vaxiviere and Brazilian André Negrao.
The trio of the Alpine A480 N ° 36 will start ahead after dominating the classification with a time of 1m30s364 / 1000 at 185,370 km / h to complete the 4.653 meters of the Algarve International Autodrome circuit.
But getting the victory will not be easy since he has both behind him. Toyota GR010 HYBRID of Toyota GAZOO Racing, which in this presentation celebrates its XNUMXth competition at the highest level of endurance racing.
The first row is completed by the Swiss Sebastian Buemi, the Japanese Kazuki nakakima and the New Zealander Brendo Harley, leaders of the tournament after leading the No. 8 prototype to victory in the 6 Hours of Spa-Francorchamps.
While the pilots of GR010 N ° 7 will depart from third place, the Argentine José María López, English Mike conway and the Japanese Kamui Kobayashi. The current champions of the specialty will share the second row with the Swede Tom blomqvist, Indonesian Sean Gelael and the Belgian Stoffel vandoorne, with an Oreca LMP2 from the team JOT.
The race will start on Sunday at 7 in Argentina.