Audi quickest in Sebring practice
|Thursday, March 17th 2011, 21:46 GMT|
Audi was fastest in both of the daytime Sebring 12 Hours practice sessions on Thursday, though times remained slower than the best testing pace from earlier in the week.
Romain Dumas' 1m49.253s lap from the morning in the #1 Audi he shares with Timo Bernhard and Mike Rockenfeller was the quickest time of the day, with Tom Kristensen leading the second session with a 1m50.424s in Audi's #2 car.
The factory Peugeots appeared to be keeping a low profile - only fifth and sixth in the first session, and third and fourth in the afternoon. ORECA had put its older 908 ahead of the works cars in third in the morning.
The Muscle Milk Lola-Aston Martin had been fourth quickest in the opening session, but just after the chequered flag it stopped on the circuit with a fire at its rear end, ruling it out of second practice.
Rebellion's Lola-Toyota was the diesel cars' closest challenger in the afternoon, 1.5 seconds off the lead pace and a second clear of the Highcroft HPD.
Toni Vilander put Risi's new Ferrari 458 on top in the GT class in session one, narrowly beating the two BMWs and Olivier Beretta's Corvette. Tommy Milner then took Corvette to the top later on, chased by the #45 Flying Lizard Porsche and Risi.
Signature continued to utterly dominate LMP2 in both sessions.
The teams have a further night practice session later this evening and further practice on Friday morning before qualifying.