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Silverstone WEC: Mark Webber's Porsche leads final practice

Porsche, Silverstone WEC 2014

Porsche jumped back to the head of the lap times in final free practice for the opening round of the World Endurance Championship at Silverstone.

Mark Webber set the fastest time of the weekend so far with a 1m42.837s lap, which put him just one tenth ahead of the sister 919 Hybrid driven by Romain Dumas.

The two Audi R18 e-tron quattros were third and fourth, Tom Kristensen on 1m43.267s and Andre Lotterer on 1m43.726s.

The Toyota TS040 HYBRIDS were fifth and sixth in the hands of Sebastien Buemi and Alex Wurz.

LMP2 was again led by the G-Drive Morgan-Nissan with Olivier Pla at the wheel.

His time of 1m49.484s eclipsed Tsugio Matsuda in the KCMG ORECA-Nissan 03 by six tenths.

Ferrari broke Porsche's monopoly on the top spot on the timesheets in GTE Pro, with Gianmaria Bruni on 1m59.315s in the lead AF Corse 478 Italia eclipsing Nick Tandy in the best of the Manthey 911 RSRs by two tenths.

Sam Bird again led GTE Am in his AF Corse Ferrari with a time that put him between Bruni and Tandy in the overall GTE times.

Follow the WEC season-opening race as it happens on AUTOSPORT Race Centre Live from 11.30am UK time on Sunday April 20

Pos  Cl     Drivers                           Team/Car               Time       Cl gap
 1.  P1     Bernard/Webber/Hartley            Porsche                1m42.837s
 2.  P1     Dumas/Jani/Lieb                   Porsche                1m42.987s  +0.150s
 3.  P1     di Grassi/Duval/Kristensen        Audi                   1m43.267s  +0.430s
 4.  P1     Fassler/Lotterer/Treluyer         Audi                   1m43.725s  +0.888s
 5.  P1     Davidson/Lapierre/Buemi           Toyota                 1m43.835s  +0.998s
 6.  P1     Wurz/Sarrazin/Nakajima            Toyota                 1m43.997s  +1.160s
 7.  P1     Kraihamer/Belicchi/Leimer         Rebellion Lola-Toyota  1m44.169s  +1.332s
 8.  P2     Rusinov/Pla/Canal                 OAK Morgan-Nissan      1m49.484s
 9.  P2     Howson/Bradley/Matsuda            KCMG ORECA-Nissan      1m50.115s  +0.631s
10.  P2     Ladygin/Shaitar/Ladygin           SMP ORECA-Nissan       1m50.485s  +1.001s
11.  P2     Zlobin/Minassian/Mediani          SMP ORECA-Nissan       1m52.124s  +2.640s
12.  GTE P  Bruni/Vilander                    AF Ferrari             1m59.315s
13.  GTE A  Wyatt/Rugolo/Bird                 AF Ferrari             1m59.335s
14.  GTE P  Pilet/Bergmeister/Tandy           Manthey Porsche        1m59.571s  +0.256s
15.  GTE P  Holzer/Makowiecki/Lietz           Manthey Porsche        1m59.667s  +0.352s
16.  GTE A  Potolicchio/Roda/Ruberti          8Star Ferrari          2m00.311s  +0.976s
17.  GTE P  Rigon/Calado                      AF Ferrari             2m00.448s  +1.133s
18.  GTE A  Companc/Cioci/Venturi             AF Ferrari             2m00.581s  +1.246s
19.  GTE P  Griffin/Parente                   Ram Ferrari            2m01.103s  +1.788s
20.  GTE P  Turner/Mucke                      Aston Martin           2m01.129s  +1.814s
21.  GTE P  O'Young/Rees/MacDowall            Bamboo Aston Martin    2m01.227s  +1.912s
22.  GTE A  Ried/Bachler/Al Qubaisi           Proton Porsche         2m01.259s  +1.924s
23.  GTE A  Mowlem/Patterson/Collins          Ram Ferrari            2m01.691s  +2.356s
24.  GTE A  Dalla Lana/Lamy/Nygaard           Aston Martin           2m01.707s  +2.372s
25.  GTE A  Poulsen/Heinemeier Hansson/Thiim  Aston Martin           2m02.217s  +2.882s
26.  GTE A  Perrodo/Collard/Vaxiviere         Prospeed Porsche       2m02.758s  +3.423s
27.  P1     Prost/Heidfeld/Beche              Rebellion Lola-Toyota
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