LMGTE Am: To the top
A day ahead of the final FIA World Endurance Championship race, all teams entered the grid in their respective classes for the Qualifying. The island state boasted a comparatively pleasant 86° Fahrenheit (30° Celsius) air temperature, though it was beginning to fall in the evening hours. This left the asphalt at 95° Fahrenheit (35° Celsius) - enough to still heat up the slicks.
The LMGTE Am teams opened the Qualifying for the 8 Hours of Bahrain. After the Free Practice sessions, the Customer Racing Porsche 911 RSR lap times were in the middle of the rankings. The Iron Dames still were in a good position to win a spot on the podium in the team championship as they were on third rank and precious points would only come in for the Qualifying and the race itself.
The Qualifying for the GT vehicles went off without a hitch, but was thrilling all the same. Sarah Bovy chased the Porsche 911 RSR #85 across the track for the Iron Dames and achieved the best lap time early on in a still active grid. And even though the Belgian woman spun off the track in her third lap, she maintained her top position. Pole position for the Iron Dames.