CLICK HERE for full WEC qualifying results)
Porsche will start the final round of the 2014 FIA World Endurance Championship in Brazil from pole position for the third race in a row, albeit with the #20 machine leading off for the first time.
Having dominated throughout practice, the #20 919 Hybrid of Mark Webber – who contested his last F1 race around the Brazilian venue 12 months ago -, Brendon Hartley and Timo Bernhard were hot favourites to turn their pace into their first pole position as a trio.
Though they faced stiff opposition from the sister #14 car of Neel Jani, Romain Dumas and Marc Lieb – which has started from pole position on three occasions in 2014 -, the trio would average out with a 1min 17.676secs to edge their team-mates by a tenth of a second.
Title winners Anthony Davidson and Sebastien Buemi head up row two as they close on the manufacturers' title for Toyota, while the #2 Audi of Marcel Fassler, Benoit Treluyer and Andre Lotterer starts fourth. Tom Kristensen, in his final ever sportscar race, will get away from sixth place in the #1 Audi.
In the LMP2 class, the G-Drive Ligier of Roman Rusinov, Olivier Pla and Julian Canal put themselves in the best position to wrap up the title from pole position, with the rival SMP Oreca of Sergey Zlobin gets underway from fourth place.
In the GT classes, Aston Martin leads both the Pro and Am class with Stefan Mucke and Darren Turner heading up the former, while Paul Dalla Lana, Christoffer Nygaard and Pedro Lamy are on pole position in the latter.