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Shanghai WEC: Toyota hits front in practice two in China

Toyota, Shanghai WEC 2012Toyota turned the tables on Audi in second free practice ahead of Sunday's World Endurance Championship finale at Shanghai.

Alex Wurz topped the timesheets aboard the solo Toyota TS030 Hybrid with a 1m50.573s lap.

That put him more than a second ahead of Tom Kristensen in the best of the Audi R18 e-tron quattros.

The second Audi was third fastest in the hands of Benoit Treluyer, while Neel Jani was quickest privateer LMP1 in the lead Rebellion Racing Lola-Toyota B12/60.

James Rossiter headed the secondary prototype class in the best of the Lotus LMP2 squad's Lola-Judd/BMW B12/80s. The Briton's time of 1m55.290s was just one tenth clear of John Martin's ADR-Delta ORECA-Nissan 03.

Aston Martin Racing came out on top in a closely-fought GTE Pro class.

The solo AMR Aston Martin Vantage GTE driven by Darren Turner was just a tenth ahead of the AF Corse Ferrari 458 Italia in the hands of Giancarlo Fisichella and three tenths ahead of the Felbermayr-Proton Porsche 911 GT3-RSR driven by Richard Lietz.

Pos  Cl     Drivers                         Team/Car                Time
 1.  P1     Wurz/Lapierre                   Toyota                  1m50.573s
 2.  P1     Kristensen/McNish               Audi                    1m51.731s
 3.  P1     Lotterer/Treluyer/Fassler       Audi                    1m52.093s
 4.  P1     Prost/Jani                      Rebellion Lola-Toyota   1m52.576s
 5.  P1     Brabham/Chandhok/Dumbreck       JRM HPD                 1m53.563s
 6.  P1     Leventis/Watts/Kane             Strakka HPD             1m53.755s
 7.  P1     Belicchi/Primat/Cheng           Rebellion Lola-Toyota   1m53.813s
 8.  P1     Baguette/Kraihamer/Sato         OAK Pescarolo-HPD       1m54.146s
 9.  P2     Weeda/Rossiter/Charouz          Lotus Lola-Lotus        1m55.290s
10.  P2     Martin/Graves/Beche             ADR-Delta ORECA-Nissan  1m56.391s
11.  P2     Nicolet/Lahaye/Pla              OAK Morgan-Nissan       1m56.577s
12.  P2     Tresson/Mailleux/Lombard        Signatech ORECA-Nissan  1m56.920s
13.  P2     Potolicchio/Dalziel/Sarrazin    Starworks HPD           1m56.970s
14.  P2     Perez Companc/Kaffer/Minassian  Pecom ORECA-Nissan      1m57.142s
15.  P2     Ragues/Panciatici/Rusinov       Signatech ORECA-Nissan  1m57.479s
16.  P2     Holzer/Schultis                 Lotus Lola-Lotus        1m57.586s
17.  P2     Zugel/Gonzalez/Julian           Greaves Zytek-Nissan    1m58.447s
18.  P2     Giroix/Ihara/Deletraz           Gulf Lola-Nissan        2m00.918s
19.  GTE-P  Mucke/Turner                    Aston Martin            2m05.678s
20.  GTE-P  Fisichella/Bruni                AF Ferrari              2m05.778s
21.  GTE-P  Lietz/Lieb                      Felbermayr Porsche      2m05.993s
22.  GTE-A  Kauffman/Aguas/Cioci            AF Ferrari              2m06.471s
23.  GTE-P  Bertolini/Beretta               AF Ferrari              2m07.124s
24.  GTE-A  Bornhauser/Canal/Lamy           Larbre Corvette         2m07.311s
25.  GTE-A  Ried/Roda/Ruberti               Felbermayr Porsche      2m07.511s
26.  GTE-A  Krohn/Jonsson/Rugolo            Krohn Ferrari           2m08.238s
27.  GTE-A  Bourret/Gibon/Belloc            Larbre Corvette         2m09.417s
28.  GTE-A  Camathias/Daniels/Bell          JWA Porsche             2m09.848s
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