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AUSSIE CLAIMS LMP2 POLE FOR 24 HOUR RACE

John MartinAustralian driver John Martin has claimed pole in the LMP2 class for this weekend’s 24 Hours of Le Mans.

Driving for ADR-Delta in the Oreca 03 Nissan, Martin set a time 0.4 seconds faster than the second in class OAK Racing Morgan-Judd.

Pole in the LMP2 class will see Martin start 14th overall, behind the LMP1 contenders and in front of a strong field of 19 LMP2 runners.

It is a great result for the Australian who is taking part in the inaugural World Endurance Championship for ADR-Delta, and follows a second placed finish at the 6 Hours of Spa.

Fellow Australian David Brabham will start from 11th position in the JRM Racing Honda LMP1. The team were hampered by having to change a cracked gearbox and lost much of the second qualifying session.

The Le Mans 24 Hours gets under way this Saturday at 11:00pm (AEST).