WEC – Team LNT Fastest on Day One in Shanghai  | Federation Internationale de l'Automobile

WEC – Team LNT Fastest on Day One in Shanghai 

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Team LNT sets the outright pace on day 1 of the 4 Hours of Shanghai weekend, with Charlie Robertson in the no6 Ginetta-AER lapping the 5.4km Shanghai International Circuit in 1m48.127s, over six tenths quicker than the best time set in FP1.  The no7 Toyota Gazoo Racing TS050 was second fastest, just 0.081s behind the lead car.  Rebellion Racing was third fastest ahead of the no8 Toyota and the no5 Ginetta.

In LMGTE Pro the no71 Ferrari emerged as the fastest of the six cars in the class with a 2m00.036, 1.3 seconds ahead of the best time in the earlier 90-minute session. It was a good fight back by Miguel Molina and Davide Rigon after a fuel leak before first session in which they failed to complete a lap.  Aston Martin Racing place second and third with no97 car ahead of no95 sister machine by nearly three tenths of a second. Porsche GT team drop to fourth in second session as teams concentrate on long stint runs for race preparation. 

Cool Racing once again headed the LMP2 field, with Nicolas Lapierre turning in another quick lap of 1m49.754s for Cool Racing to comfortably lead LMP2 class from United Autosports by over six tenths.  High Class Racing third as Kenta Yamashita sets best time for rookie Danish team in LMP2.

In the LMGTE Am class the no77 Dempsey Proton Porsche enjoys the advantage as Matt Campbell sets scintillating pace with a 2m01.935 lap.  The Australian had just 0.091s on the TF Sport Aston Martin at end of the 90-minute session, with the no78 Proton Competition Porsche third fastest.

Free Practice 3 will take place at 09h50 (local) / 02h50 CET on Saturday 9 November.

CLICK HERE for the result from FP2