Kamui Kobayashi and Mike Conway set a combined time of 01:36:015 in the #7 TS050 Hybrid, which was enough to beat the average time set by team-mates Kazuki Nakajima and Sebastien Buemi in the #8. The reigning champions set a 01:36:315, which put them exactly 0.3s back.
Rebellion was not able to mount a legitimate challenge to the hybrid cars, with the #1 of Gustavo Menezes and Bruno Senna coming closest. Their average of 01:36:560 was half a second off the pole time. Half a second further back was the #3 duo of Nat Berthon and Pipo Derani.
The two Ginettas brought up the rear in class, both over a second off the pole time. The #5 was 1.2s off, with the #6 a further two-tenths behind.
Racing Team Nederland took their first pole position in LMP2, with Giedo van der Garde and Job van Uitert putting in a 01:40:948 to beat out practice front runners United Autosports by well over half a second.
The duo of Paul di Resta and Phil Hanson briefly lead before the Dutch squad took over for their first World Endurance Championship pole position.
Jackie Chan DC Racing took third in class, ahead of newcomers Cool Racing who took fourth. Reigning champions Signatech Alpine struggled, only managing to take fifth place.