WEC - Toyota hit back in final Nürburgring free practice session

15.07.17

WEC - 2017 6 Hours of Nürburgring - FP3

WEC, FIA, 6 Hours of Nurburgring, motorsport, endurance

Toyota claimed a 1-2 in the final Free Practice session before qualifying at the Nurburgring with Jose-Maria Lopez setting the best time of 1m38.969s in the no7 Toyota TS050 Hybrid.  Lopez’s time was 0.4s faster than the sister No.8 Toyota TS050 Hybrid.  Porsche concentrated on race pace and were third and fourth in the 60-minute session, with no2 919 Hybrid posting a 1m40.635 lap just ahead of the no1 Porsche.

Olivier Pla was fastest in the no66 Ford GT to take the top spot in the LMGTE Pro class with a lap of  1m54.875s, the fastest time of the weekend so far for the GTE class.  Pla beat the early time set by Davide Rigon in the no71 AF Corse Ferrari 488GTE but the Ferrari suffers a problem in final moments as Toni Vilander stops on track and has to be towed back after the chequered flag is shown to end the session.  Third in LMGTE Pro was the second Ferrari of James Calado and Alessandro Pier Guidi

Bruno Senna set the pace in LMP2 aboard no31 Vaillante Rebellion Oreca-Gibson. The Brazilian registers a 1m46.017s best beating Nelson Panciatici’s 1m46.221s lap in no35 Signatech Alpine.

Third in LMP2 was the no38 Jackie Chan DC Racing Jota car as Oliver Jarvis sets a 1m46.341s lap.

Dempsey-Proton Porsche continues impressive pace in LMGTE Am as Matteo Cairoli was fastest again with a best of 1m56.882s with the no54 Spirit of Race Ferrari second in class on a 1m57.108s

The scene is now set for qualifying for the 6 Hours of Nurburgring which starts at 14h55 this afternoon.