Simon Pagenaud blitzed the field to keep Peugeot top in second practice

Simon Pagenaud kept Peugeot on top in AUTOSPORT Six Hours practice at Silverstone with a phenomenal effort that left him more than 1.5s clear of the field

Simon Pagenaud blitzed the field to keep Peugeot top in second practice

The Frenchman, deputising for the injured Anthony Davidson, traded fastest laps with Audi's Allan McNish in the early stages of practice, but at the half-way mark found more than three seconds as he blazed to a 1m44.945s.

Given that times had been centred in the low 1m47s it seemed that benchmark would remain unbeaten and so it proved.

Tom Kristensen in the #2 Audi came closest when he dipped into the 1m46s 15 minutes from the end, but his best effort was still more than 1.7s shy of Pagenaud.

Second practice mirrored the first session in that Peugeot headed an Audi 2-3, with the #1 R18 this time finishing third fastest, less than four tenths down the road.

The #8 Peugeot 908 meanwhile finished fourth fastest, its 1m47.845s only fractions slower than its pace-setting effort in free practice one.

The #24 Oak Racing Pescarolo-Judd of Jacques Nicolet, Alexandre Premat and Olivier Pla was fifth fastest, more than 1s off the #8 Peugeot.

Having finished fourth fastest in the morning, the #40 Race Performance ORECA-Nissan headed the LMP2 class with a 1m52.720s - around 1s than the morning session.

The #42 Strakka HPD was again in the mix, finishing half a second down in second.

The #41 Graves Motorsport Zytek meanwhile edged out the #46 TDS Racing and #45 Boutsen Energy ORECA-Nissans in the battle for third.

Ferrari were once again fastest in GTE Pro, although this time it was the #66 JMW Motorsport 458 of Rob Bell and James Walker which topped the timesheets.

Frederic Makowiecki and Stephane Ortelli were second fastest in the ##59 Luxury Racing 458, ahead of the #55 BMW M3 and the #77 Felbermayr Porsche.

Porsche and Ferrari were also locked in battle in GTE Am, the #67 IMSA 911 edging out the #57 Krohn Racing 430 for top spot.

Pos Cl Drivers Team/Car Time  1. LMP1 Davidson/Bourdais/Pagenaud Peugeot 1m44.945s 2. LMP1 Kristensen/McNish Audi 1m46.690s 3. LMP1 Bernhard/Fassler Audi 1m47.068s 4. LMP1 Montagny/Sarrazin Peugeot 1m47.845s 5. LMP1 Nicolet/Premat/Pla Oak Pescarolo-Judd 1m49.018s 6. LMP1 Prost/Jani Rebellion Lola-Toyota 1m50.023s 7. LMP1 Collard/Tinseau/Jousse Pescarolo-Judd 1m50.640s 8. LMP1 Belicchi/Boullion Rebellion Lola-Toyota 1m50.652s 9. LMP1 Lahaye/Moreau/Ragues Oak Pescarolo-Judd 1m51.080s 10. LMP1 Cortes/Geri/Picini MIK Zytek 1m51.851s 11. LMP1 Fernandez/Primat/Klien AMR Lola-Aston 1m52.449s 12. LMP2 Frey/Meichtry/Rostan Race Performance ORECA-Judd 1m52.720s 13. LMP2 Leventis/Watts/Kane Strakka HPD 1m53.255s 14. LMP2 Ojjeh/Kimber-Smith/Lombard Greaves Zytek-Nissan 1m53.292s 15. LMP2 Beche/Thiriet/Firth TDS ORECA-Nissan 1m53.701s 16. LMP2 Kraihamer/Ebbesvik Boutsen ORECA-Nissan 1m53.851s 17. LMP2 Mailleux/Ordonez/Vernay Signatech ORECA-Nissan 1m54.005s 18. LMP2 Newton/Erdos/Collins RML HPD 1m54.845s 19. LMP2 Gates/Hughes/Garofall RLR MG Lola-Judd 1m55.550s 20. LMP2 Companc/Russo/Kaffer Pecom Lola-Judd 1m56.636s 21. FLM Hartshorne/Keating/Keen Neil Garner FLM 1m58.187s 22. LMP2 Barlesi/da Rocha/Lafargue Oak Pescarolo-Judd 1m58.722s 23. FLM Schultis/Simon/Schell Pegasus FLM 2m00.500s 24. FLM Mitchell/Grogor/Kronfli Genoa FLM 2m01.144s 25. FLM Marcelli/Ducote/Moro JMB FLM 2m01.376s 26. GTE-P Bell/Walker JMW Ferrari 2m03.006s 27. GTE-P Ortelli/Makowiecki Luxury Ferrari 2m03.158s 28. GTE-P Farfus/Muller BMW 2m03.215s 29. GTE-P Lieb/Lietz Felbermayr Porsche 2m03.438s 30. GTE-P Pilet/Henzler IMSA Porsche 2m03.510s 31. GTE-P Melo/Vilander AF Corse Ferrari 2m03.601s 32. GTE-P Priaulx/Alzen BMW 2m03.693s 33. GTE-P Broniszewski/Peter Kessel Ferrari 2m03.891s 34. GTE-P Goossens/Holzer Prospeed Porsche 2m03.976s 35. GTE-P Fisichella/Bruni AF Corse Ferrari 2m04.243s 36. GTE-P Hancock/Dolan/Buncombe Jota Aston Martin 2m05.206s 37. GTE-P Jakubowski/Beltoise/Marroc Luxury Ferrari 2m05.564s 38. GTE-P Farnbacher/Simonsen Farnbacher Ferrari 2m05.638s 39. GTE-A Narac/Armindo IMSA Porsche 2m05.852s 40. GTE-A Krohn/Jonsson/Rugulo Krohn Ferrari 2m05.920s 41. GTE-A Roda/Long Proton Porsche 2m06.581s 42. GTE-P Rossiter/Mowlem/Wendlinger Jetalliance Lotus 2m07.248s 43. GTE-A Ehret/Lynn/Wills CRS Ferrari 2m07.464s 44. GTE-A Felbermayr/Ried Felbermayr Porsche 2m07.787s 45. GTE-A Hummel/Christodoulou/Quaife CRS Ferrari 2m07.790s 46. GTE-A Perazzini/Cioci/Lemeret AF Corse Ferrari 2m08.079s 47. GTE-A Bornhauser/Canal/Gardel Larbre Corvette 2m08.085s 48. GTE-A Giroix/Goethe/Wainwright Gulf Aston Martin 2m08.636s 49. GTE-P Lichtner-Hoyer/Rich/Hansson Jetalliance Lotus 2m11.411s 
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