Pechito López: "We are one step closer ..."

The Cordovan is now ready for the 8 Hours of Bahrain, a competition that will define the WEC title.

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Friday ended with a huge smile for the trio that make up Jose Maria Lopez, English Mike conway and the Japanese Kamui Kobayashi since they put the Toyota TS050 HIBRYD N ° 7 in the pole position for 8 Hours from Bahrain, the last appointment of the 2019/2020 season of the World Endurance.

With this result they added a point and reduced to six the units that separated them from the tournament leaders, the Swiss Sebastien Buemi, the New Zealander Brendon Hartley and the Japanese Kazuki Nakajima, his companions with him Toyota GAZOO Racing.

Jose Maria LopezThe two crews will define on Saturday, in the competition, the title of the specialty and it is presumed that it will be a true battle for glory. "We are one step closer, but there are still eight hours of a very tough race ahead", Pechito López analyzed after qualifying.

“We struggled to prepare the cars for qualifying because the wind was changing. From the outside it may seem easy, but a lot of work has been done here. In qualifying the car was excellent. Mike did the hardest job with a great first lap and I had to secure pole. "The Cordovan pointed out that both he and his partner had to make two very fast turns to achieve an average that would ensure that they start from the position of honor.

"It's good to start ahead of the No. 8 car, but we also have to be there at the end.", finished the Argentine, who together with his teammates has a good record in Bahrain since they won the race that took place last year.

The demanding competition will start on Saturday at 8 o'clock in Argentina.

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