Kamui Kobayashi led Toyota to a one-two finish in the final warm up session ahead of the start of the 24 Hours of Le Mans later today, pulling out a four-second gap over the fastest non-hybrid runner.

With the final 45-minute session giving teams the chance to shakedown their cars before the start of the race at 3pm local time today (2pm BST), Buemi was able to turn in a best lap time of 3m18.687s in the #7 Toyota TS050 Hybrid to finish top of the timesheets.

Kobayashi's late lap saw him nose clear of the sister #8 Toyota shared by Sebastien Buemi, Kazuki Nakajima and Fernando Alonso, which finsihed two-tenths of a second behind in second place. The #8 entry will start from pole position later today.

The gap to the non-hybrid privateers remained significant as DragonSpeed finished third with its #10 BR Engineering BR1 Gibson, 4.3 seconds off Kobayashi's fastest lap, with SMP Racing taking fourth with its #17 BR1. Rebellion Racingin took P5 overall ahead of the #11 SMP Racing entry, wit ByKolles and Manor-Ginetta following in seventh and eighth.

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Jackie Chan DC Racing headed up LMP2 with its #34 Ligier JS P217 Gibson with a best lap of 3m29.466s to finish four-tenths of a second clear of the #36 Signatech Alpine Matmut entry. G-Drive Racing took third overall with the #26 Oreca 07 Gibson.

Scott Dixon led the way for Ford Chip Ganassi Racing in GTE-Pro, finishing two-tenths of a second clear of AF Corse's Daniel Serra, while Keating Motorsports set the pace in GTE-Am as all but two cars - the #6 Manor-Ginetta and the #88 Dempsey-Proton Porsche 911 RSR - made it out on-track through the warm up session.

The 86th 24 Hours of Le Mans starts at 3pm CEST on Saturday.



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