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WEC: Toyota 1-2 in Final Practice

30.04.21

The final Free Practice session for the Total 6 Hours of Spa-Francorchamps saw Toyota top a session for the first time this week.  

The #7 Toyota Gazoo Racing GR010-Hybrid driven by Jose-Maria Lopez, Mike Conway and Kamui Kobayashi set the fastest time so far, with Kobayashi posting a 2m02.518s lap to finish 0.3 seconds ahead of the #8 Toyota driven by Kazuki Nakajima.  

The #92 Porsche GT Team 911 RSR–19 of Neel Jani and Kevin Estre was at the front in LMGTE Pro as Estre ser a 2m11.936s lap, a full 0.7s clear of sister car driven by Richard Lietz and Gimmi Bruni.  Ferrari finished the 60-minute session in third and fourth as #52 car of Daniel Serra and Miguel Molina edges teammates James Calado and Alessandro Pier Guidi by just 0.123s.  

The United Autosports USA squad continues its 100% fastest LMP2 strike-rate record this week as Filipe Albuquerque again proves to be the class benchmark.   The reigning champion set a blistering 2m03.761s lap to head #25 G-Drive Racing car, with the #26 Aurus 01 third quickest.  The top three covered by less than three tenths.

The LMGTE Am class was topped by the #56 Team Project 1 Porsche entry as Matteo Cairoli posts a 2m13.515s lap.  The Italians time beats early session best of 2m13.936s lap by Matt Campbell in #77 Dempsey Proton Porsche he shares with Christian Ried and Riccardo Pera. The #83 AF Corse Ferrari was third fastest, with Danish ace Nicklas Nielsen at the wheel in car he shares Francois Perrodo and Alessio Rovera.

Qualifying begins at 18h20 CEST with LMGTE Pro and Am sessions, followed by Hypercar and LMP2 qualifying at 18h40 CEST.