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Silverstone WEC: Audi on top in second free practice

Audi blocked out the top two positions in second free practice for Sunday's opening round of the World Endurance Championship at Silverstone.

Lucas di Grassi topped the times aboard the #1 Audi R18 e-tron quattro with a 1m43.134s on his first flying lap, an improvement of well over a second from the morning session for the German manufacturer.

Andre Lotterer was four tenths behind in the second Audi on a 1m43.534s.

The best Toyota TS040 HYBRID was third fastest in the hands of Kazuki Nakajima with a 1m44.097s.

Porsche was a second slower than in the morning session, Mark Webber setting a 1m45.051s lap good enough for fourth.

Nick Heidfeld put the best of the Rebellion Lola-Toyota B12/60 among the factory cars in sixth position with a 1m45.346s lap.

The LMP2 class was again led by the OAK-run G-Drive Morgan-Nissan, Olivier Pla setting a class best of 1m50.401s.

Porsche was quickest in GTE Pro, this time with Richard Lietz leading the way on a 1m50.057s in his factory 911 RSR.

That was just enough to shade Alvaro Parente in the Ram Racing Ferrari 458 Italia by two tenths.

GTE Am was led by Klaus Bachler in the Proton Competition Porsche 911 RSR.

Pos Cl    Drivers                            Car                    Time       Gap
 1. P1    Kristensen/Duval/di Grassi         Audi                   1m43.134s          
 2. P1    Lotterer/Treluyer/Fassler          Audi                   1m43.534s +0.400s  
 3. P1    Wurz/Sarrazin/Nakajima             Toyota                 1m44.097s +0.963s  
 4. P1    Bernhard/Webber/Hartley            Porsche                1m45.051s +1.917s  
 5. P1    Davidson/Lapierre/Buemi            Toyota                 1m45.329s +2.195s  
 6. P1    Heidfeld/Prost/Beche               Rebellion Lola-Toyota  1m45.346s +2.212s  
 7. P1    Dumas/Jani/Lieb                    Porsche                1m45.583s +2.449s  
 8. P1    Belicchi/Leimer/Kraihamer          Rebellion Lola-Toyota  1m45.844s +2.710s  
 9. P2    Pla/Rusinov/Canal                  G-Drive Morgan-Nissan  1m50.401s +7.267s  
10. P2    Bradley/Howson/Imperatori/Matsuda  KCMG ORECA-Nissan      1m50.703s +7.569s  
11. P2    Ladygin/Ladygin/Shaitar            SMP ORECA-Nissan       1m51.040s +7.906s  
12. P2    Minassian/Zlobin/Mediani           SMP ORECA-Nissan       1m51.684s +8.550s  
13. GTE P Makowiecki/Holzer/Lietz            Manthey Porsche        2m00.057s +16.923s 
14. GTE P Griffin/Parente                    Ram Ferrari            2m00.268s +17.134s 
15. GTE P Pilet/Bergmeister/Tandy            Manthey Porsche        2m00.394s +17.260s 
16. GTE A Bachler/Ried/Al Qubaisi            Proton Porsche         2m00.570s +17.436s 
17. GTE P Calado/Rigon                       AF Corse Ferrari       2m00.722s +17.588s 
18. GTE P Bruni/Vilander                     AF Corse Ferrari       2m00.842s +17.708s 
19. GTE A Cioci/Perez Companc/Venturi        AF Corse Ferrari       2m00.929s +17.795s 
20. GTE P Turner/Mucke                       Aston Martin           2m01.788s +18.654s 
21. GTE A Dalla Lana/Lamy/Nygaard            Aston Martin           2m01.793s +18.659s 
22. GTE A Poulsen/Heinemeier/Stanaway/Thiim  Aston Martin           2m01.885s +18.751s 
23. GTE P O'Young/MacDowall/Rees             Aston Martin           2m01.934s +18.800s 
24. GTE A Rugolo/Wyatt/Bird                  AF Corse Ferrari       2m01.940s +18.806s 
25. GTE A Collard/Perrodo/Vaxiviere          ProSpeed Porsche       2m02.284s +19.150s 
26. GTE A Mowlem/Collins/Patterson           Ram Ferrari            2m02.868s +19.734s 
27. GTE A Potolicchio/Ruberti/Roda           8Star Ferrari          2m02.872s +19.738s 
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