MATTEO CAIROLI SEALS LMGTE AM POLE POSITION FOR 6H OF COTA

MATTEO CAIROLI SEALS LMGTE AM POLE POSITION FOR 6H OF COTA
Austin, 23 February, 2020 FIA WEC

Matteo Cairoli claimed his second pole position of the 2019/2020 FIA WEC season after producing the best average time of the LMGTe Am, sharing the wheel of the Team Project 1 #56 Porsche 911 RSR car with team mate Egidio Perfetti. It ensured him, Perfetti and newcomer Laurents Hörr the top spot of the grid at the Lone Star Le Mans 6 Hours of COTA.

The 23-year-old Italian driver - who already was a polesitter in the 4 Hours of Shanghai - set the time of 2:01.340 to finish ahead of the two Aston Martins.

“I am very happy, although I made two slight mistakes in the last part of the track”, Cairoli said, “The car was perfect and I am pretty confident for the race. We hope for a bit of luck, looking for my first podium of the year”.

The Lone Star Le Mans, fifth of the eight rounds of the season, starts today at 12 pm local time, 7 pm CET. (photo Porsche AG)