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Pole positions set in Qatar 1812 KM – FIA World Endurance Championship

DOHA: A spectacular day of on-track action unfolded today, Friday 1st March at Lusail International Circuit (LIC), featuring over ten hours of high-speed action including qualifying session for the Qatar Airways Qatar 1812 KM – FIA World Endurance Championship 2024, the Qatar Touring Car Championship, and the Lusail Classic Endurance Racing.

The circuit was buzzing with excitement as the world’s best racing drivers competed for pole positions in the inaugural FIA World Endurance Championship 2024 race in Qatar.

The qualifying rounds set the stage for Saturday’s race, determining the starting grid for the season’s first race.

Matt Campbell of Porsche Penske Motorsport clinched the first overall pole position in the WEC’s Hypercar era, edging out Toyota’s Nyck de Vries in a gripping Hyperpole showdown. Campbell drove the No. 5 Porsche 963 to a leading lap of 1:39.154, narrowly edging over De Vries’ No. 7 Toyota GR010 Hybrid by 0.413 seconds. Callum Ilott, driving another Porsche 963 for Team Hertz JOTA, secured third place on the grid.

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