Andre Lotterer keeps Audi's new e-tron R18 on top in second World Endurance Championship practice at Spa

Andre Lotterer set the fastest lap of the weekend so far during a shortened second practice session for the World Endurance Championship six-hour race at Spa Francorchamps as Audi once again dominated the top spots

Andre Lotterer keeps Audi's new e-tron R18 on top in second World Endurance Championship practice at Spa

The session was stopped early after Alexander Sims crashed the Status Lola Coupe at the top of Eau Rouge. The former McLaren AUTOSPORT BRDC Award winner shunted heavily but emerged from the significantly damaged machine unscathed.

Lotterer set his best time in an e-tron R18 on new tyres in the final third of the session and ended the day more than three tenths up on his team-mate Allan McNish, who also bolted on a new set of Michelins late on.

The two conventional R18s of Oliver Jarvis (fastest of all for a while) and Loic Duval were next up.

Nick Heidfeld, who shares the Rebellion Lola with Neel Jani and Nicolas Prost, was the quickest petrol runner ahead of the Pescarolo Dome. Andrea Belicchi was seventh in the sister Rebellion car.

Olivier Pla was fastest LMP2 runner in the Oak Racing Morgan-Judd ahead of Thomas Holzer in the Lotus Lola coupe.

Pos Cl Drivers Team/Car Time 1. P1 Fassler/Lotterer/Treluyer Audi (e-tron) 2m03.075s 2. P1 Capello/Kristensen/McNish Audi (e-tron) 2m03.411s 3. P1 Bonanomi/Jarvis Audi 2m03.420s 4. P1 Dumas/Duval/Gene Audi 2m03.869s 5. P1 Prost/Jani/Heidfeld Rebellion Lola-Toyota 2m06.312s 6. P1 Bourdais/Minassian Pescarolo Dome-Judd 2m07.513s 7. P1 Belicchi/Primat Rebellion Lola-Toyota 2m08.400s 8. P1 Moreau/Baguette/Kraihamer OAK Pescarolo-Judd 2m08.622s 9. P2 Nicolet/Lahaye/Pla OAK Morgan-Judd 2m10.058s 10. P2 Holzer/Schultis/van der Zande Lotus Lola 2m10.407s 11. P1 Brabham/Chandhok/Dumbreck HPD ARX 03a-Honda 2m10.409s 12. P2 Panciatici/Ragues/Rusinov Signatech ORECA-Nissan 2m10.457s 13. P2 Martin/Kerr/Graves ORECA-Nissan 2m10.472s 14. P2 Perez Companc/Ayari/Kaffer ORECA-Nissan 2m10.610s 15. P2 Potolicchio/Dalziel/Sarrazin HPD ARX 03b-Honda 2m10.665s 16. P2 Dolan/Hancock Jota Zytek-Nissan 2m11.122s 17. P2 Sims/Buurman/Iannetta Lola-Judd 2m11.275s 18. P2 Firth/Hughes/Hartley Murphy ORECA-Nissan 2m11.534s 19. P2 Heinemeir Hansson/Leinders OAK Morgan-Judd 2m12.193s 20. P2 Giroix/Jousse/Johansson Gulf Lola-Nissan 2m12.384s 21. P2 Frey/Hirschi/Meichtry Race Performance ORECA-Judd 2m12.436s 22. P2 Zugel/Gonzalez/Julian Greaves Zytek-Nissan 2m12.587s 23. P2 Clarke/Briere/Petersen Boutsen Ginion ORECA-Nissan 2m13.072s 24. P2 Mailleux/Lombard/Tresson Signatech ORECA-Nissan 2m13.179s  25. P2 Fatien/Ihara/Deletraz Gulf Lola-Nissan 2m15.531s 26. P2 Moro/Weeda/Rossiter Lotus Lola 2m18.559s 27. P2 Thirion/Haezebrouck Extreme Limite Norma-Judd 2m19.472s 28. GTE P Lieb/Lietz Felbermayr Porsche 2m19.668s 29. GTE P Fernandez/Mucke/Turner Aston Martin 2m20.713s 30. GTE P Makowiecki/Melo Luxury Ferrari 2m21.033s 31. GTE P Fisichella/Bruni AF Corse Ferrari 2m21.099s 32. GTE A Armindo/Narac/Pons Imsa Porsche 2m21.874s 33. GTE P Bertolini/Beretta AF Corse Ferrari 2m22.154s 34. GTE A Belloc/Bourret Larbre Corvette 2m22.970s 35. GTE A Kauffman/Vickers/Aguas AF Waltrip Ferrari 2m23.402s 36. GTE A Perazzini/Cioci/Griffin AF Corse Ferrari 2m23.459s 37. GTE A Krohn/Jonsson/Rugolo Krohn Ferrari 2m24.368s 38. GTE A Camathias/Palttala/Daniels JWA Porsche 2m24.441s 39. GTE A Ried/Roda/Ruberti Felbermayr Porsche 2m24.679s 40. GTE A Ehret/Montecalvo/Jeannette Luxury Ferrari 2m24.862s 41. GTE A Bornhauser/Canal/Rees Larbre Corvette 2m25.313s 42. P1 Leventis/Watts/Kane HPD ARX 03a-Honda 
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