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WEC – Toyota, Porsche and JOTA Top FP3 Ahead of Qualifying


The #7 Toyota GR010 Hybrid Hypercar was fastest in the final free practice session for round five of the 2021 FIA World Endurance Championship, the final session before qualifying for the 6 Hours of Bahrain which takes place at 16h30. Porsche head both LMGTE classes once again, with the #28 JOTA taking the top position in LMP2 for second consecutive session as air temperatures sizzle at 34.3 degrees Celsius! 


The #7 Toyota Gazoo Racing GR010 continued to lead the times in Bahrain in final 60-mins of free practice as Kamui Kobayashi again set the pace with a best lap of 1m48.978s 

The #8 Toyota completed session after receiving repairs after FP2 accident. Sebastien Buemi receives reprimand and four licence points deduction after incident with #85 Iron Lynx Ferrari.  Brendon Hartley set the second fastest lap with a 1m49.689s 

The #36 Alpine ELF Matmut Hypercar of Nicolas Lapierre, Matthieu Vaxiviere and Andre Negrao, with Negrao peaking on a 1m50.166s best lap. 



The #92 Porsche GT Team 911 was quickest in LMGTE Pro as Neel Jani posted a 1m58.230s lap in his 911 RSR-19 which he shares with Kevin Estre.  

AF Corse Ferrari closer to Porsche as #51 Ferrari 488 GTE Evo heads #52 AF Corse run car in third. Alessandro Pier Guidi sets #51 best with 1m58.399s best, while Miguel Molina peaks on 1m58.659s in #52 car. 


Tom Blomqvist claimed the best time in LMP2 class for JOTA for second successive session, the British driver lapping early on with a best session time of 1m50.696s to go 0.652s quicker than United Autosports USA entry.

A 1m51.351s lap from Filipe Albuquerque means that reigning champions continue to lead the chase of #28 JOTA take 1st and 3rd best time as #38 Oreca-Gibson of Anthony Davidson, Roberto Gonzalez and Antonio Felix da Costa places third but 0.999s off sister car.


The #77 Dempsey Proton Porsche heads LMGTE Am as Jaxon Evans sets 1m59.502s best lap 

Iron Lynx second and third in class as #85 heads #60 Ferrari 488 GTE Evo. Sarah Bovy and Rino Mastronardi respectively set the times for Italian team.