The No. 1 Benoit Treluyer and Marcel Fassler will lead the 2012 Le Mans 24 Hours.
“I did not get all the perfect sectors together, but I think we can still be happy,” said Lotterer.
Audi also took second place in qualifying for the 80th edition of the race at the high speed Sarthe track with the R18-ultra driven by French duo Romain Dumas and Loic Duval as well as Spaniard Marc Gene.
Toyota continued to impress with its gasoline-powered hybrid, with the No. 8 machine of Anthony Davidson reeling off a 3:24.842 to come nearly within one-second of the pole-sitting Audi as the clock struck midnight.
Le Mans 24 Hours Qualifying results