WEC - Toyota on Top in Le Mans after Free Practice | Federation Internationale de l'Automobile

WEC - Toyota on Top in Le Mans after Free Practice

13.06.18

The no7 Toyota TS050 was the quickest car in the first practice session with Kamui Kobayashi setting a 3m18.719 lap round the full 13.6km La Sarthe circuit.  The no8 Toyota of Sebastien Buemiwas second quickest, 0.557 seconds behind the leading car.

The no7 Toyota TS050 was the quickest car in the first practice session with Kamui Kobayashi setting a 3m18.719 lap round the full 13.6km La Sarthe circuit.  The no8 Toyota of Sebastien Buemiwas second quickest, 0.557 seconds behind the leading car.

The no3 Rebellion Racing R13-Gibson of Thomas Laurent was the third quickest in LMP1 and the fastest of the non hybrid cars with a 3m19.426, just 0.708 behind the leading Toyota.  The no10 Dragonspeed BR01-Gibson of Ben Hanley was fourth with a 3m20.322.

The LMGTE Pro category was led by Porsche, with the no93 911 RSR of Patrick Pilet fastest with a3m50.121 heading a 1-2-3 for the German manufacturer.  The no92 Porsche of Laurens Vanthoor was the fastest of the WEC cars with a 3m5.859, 0.738 seconds behind the IMSA entered car and just 0.003s ahead of the no91 911 of Gianmaria Bruni. The no66 Ford GT of Olivier Pla finished on 1 3m51.498, just ahead of the no71 AF Corse Ferrari Davide Rigon.

The no26 G-Drive Racing Oreca-Gibson was the fastest car in the LMP2 category with Jean-Eric Vergne setting a 3m26.529.  The 6 Hours of Spa-Francorchamps race winner finished 0.5 seconds ahead of the IDEC Sport Oreca of Paul Loup Chatin and a further 0.7 seconds ahead of the fastest WEC entered car, the no28 TDS Racing Oreca-Gibson, with Loic Duval setting a 3m27.817.

The no88 Dempsey Proton Racing Porsche finished ahead in the LMGTE Am class with Matteo Cairoli setting a 3m52.903, a time good enough to finish ahead of seven LMGTE Pro class cars.  The no86 Gulf Racing Porsche of Ben Barker was second fastest with a 3m53.834 lap, 0.1 seconds ahead of the no54 Spirit of Race Ferrari F488 of Giancarlo Fisichella.

The first of three 2-hour qualifying sessions will take place at 22h00 this evening.

CLICK HERE for the result from Free Practice 1