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First victory of a hybrid car in the 24 Hours of Le Mans?

This weekend will present the four-twentieth edition of the 24 Hours of Le Mans, the most famous endurance ordeal in the world. A race that is presented in the form of a duel between Audi and Toyota for the win-all categories, with the advantage to the German manufacturer at the moment of its past victories on the one hand, and by the fact that at the end of the qualifying session held yesterday, two prototypes Audi who monopolizes the best time.

But if the second place of R18 Ultra victorious last year is not a surprise, the fact of finding a car in pole position four wheel drive diesel / electricity hybrid powertrain is already an event in itself. This is indeed the new Audi R18 e-tron quattro pilotees by Marcel Fassler, Andre Lotterer and Benoit Treluyer realized that the best time. The first Toyota TS030, a new prototype 2 wheel drive hybrid gas / electricity engine, has clinched the third place.

In GT, a Ferrari 458 Italia ahead of an Aston Martin Vantage and a Chevrolet Corvette C6 ZR1 in qualifying.

The departure of the race will be given tomorrow (Saturday June 16), 15 am (9 am hour of Quebec).

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