Audi stays on top in final practice

Timo Bernhard continued Audi's dominance of the Spa 1000km weekend by going quickest in the final practice for the second round of the Intercontinental Le Mans Cup at the Belgian circuit

Audi stays on top in final practice

Bernhard, who is sharing his new R18 TDI with Mike Rockenfeller and Romain Dumas, leapt to the top of the timesheets during the second half of the session with a lap in 2m02.697s - the fastest of the weekend.

Andre Lotterer was 0.309s slower in the second of the Audis, the one he shares with Benoit Treluyer and Marcel Fassler, while the best of the Peugeots, the Simon Pagenaud/Sebastien Bourdais/Pedro Lamy car, which has been rebuilt since its heavy Friday crash, was 1.8s back in third.

The Audi and Peugeot crews filled out the top seven places - the ORECA 908 ahead of the factory car of Stephane Sarrazin/Franck Montagny/Nicolas Minassian.

The Rebellion Lola of Nicolas Prost/Neel Jani was the best of the petrol-powered prototypes in eighth while the Pecom Lola of Pierre Kaffer/Matias Russo/Luis Perez Companc set the pace in LMP2 in 14th overall.

Porsche closed the gap to Ferrari in GT2 Pro as the Marc Lieb/Richard Lietz Felbermayr car was second - just 0.1s adrift of the pace-setting AF Corse Ferrari of Gimmi Bruni/Giancarlo Fisichella. The best BMW was fifth in the hands of Augusto Farfus/Jorg Muller.

IMSA Porsche duo Nicolas Armindo/Raymond Narac were comfortably clear at the top of the GT2 Am times while the Hope Racing line-up of Luca Moro/Nicolas Marroc/Zhang Shanqi set the pace in Formula Le Mans.

The session was red-flagged for 15 minutes at its mid-point when Robert Kauffman crashed his GT2 Am class AF Corse Ferrari at high speed at Eau Rouge, while a second stoppage - this time to allow marshals to work on a piece of damaged kerb at Fagnes, brought the session to a premature end.

Pos Cl Drivers Team/Car Time 1. LMP1 Bernhard/Dumas/Rockenfeller Audi R18 TDI 2m02.697s 2. LMP1 Fassler/Lotterer/Treluyer Audi R18 TDI 2m03.006s 3. LMP1 Lamy/Bourdais/Pagenaud Peugeot 908 2m04.558s 4. LMP1 Capello/Kristensen/McNish Audi R18 TDI 2m04.685s 5. LMP1 Gene/Wurz/Davidson Peugeot 908 2m04.988s 6. LMP1 Lapierre/Duval/Panis ORECA Peugeot 908 Hdi-FAP 2m05.378s 7. LMP1 Montagny/Sarrazin/Minassian Peugeot 908 2m05.448s 8. LMP1 Jani/Prost Rebellion Lola-Toyota 2m07.387s 9. LMP1 Lahaye/Moreau/Ragues Oak Pescarolo-Judd 2m07.845s 10. LMP1 Cortes/Geri/Piccini MIK Corse Zytek-Hybrid 2m09.860s 11. LMP1 Collard/Tinseau/Jousse Pescarolo-Judd 2m10.399s 12. LMP1 Belicchi/Boullion Rebellion Lola-Toyota 2m11.508s 13. LMP1 Amaral/Pla Quifel-ASM Zytek 2m12.119s 14. LMP2 Perez Companc/Russo/Kaffer Pecom Lola-Judd 2m12.752s 15. LMP2 Beche/Thiriet/Firth TDS ORECA-Nissan 2m12.905s 16. LMP2 Kraihamer/de Crem Boutsen Energy ORECA-Nissan 2m13.532s 17. LMP2 Barlesi/De Roche/Lafargue Oak Pescarolo-Judd 2m13.935s 18. LMP2 Ojjeh/Chalandon/Kimber-Smith Greaves Zytek-Nissan 2m14.002s 19. LMP2 Frey/Meichtry/Rostan Race Performance ORECA-Judd 2m14.655s 20. LMP2 Leventis/Watts/Kane Strakka HPD ARX-01d 2m15.265s 21. LMP2 Rosier/Luco/Basso Extreme Limite Norma-Judd 2m16.065s 22. LMP2 Mailleux/Ordonez/Ayari Signatech ORECA-Nissan 2m16.071s 23. FLM Moro/Marroc/Zheng Hope ORECA 2m17.006s 24. LMP2 Tucker/Bouchut/Barbosa Level 5 Lola Coupe-HPD 2m19.052s 25. LMP2 Gates/Garofall/Philipps RLR MG Lola 2m19.931s 26. FLM Rodrigues/Menahem/Misslin JMB ORECA 2m20.836s 27. FLM Schultis/Simon/Schell Pegasus ORECA 2m20.997s 28. GTE P Fisichella/Bruni AF Corse Ferrari 2m21.476s 29. GTE P Lieb/Lietz Felbermayr-Proton Porsche 2m21.870s 30. GTE P Farnbacher/Simonsen Farnbacher Ferrari 2m22.001s 31. GTE P Melo/Vilander AF Corse Ferrari 2m22.172s 32. GTE P Farfus/Muller BMW M3 2m22.214s 33. GTE P Priaulx/Alzen BMW M3 2m22.392s 34. GTE P Ortelli/Makowiecki Luxury Racing Ferrari 2m22.777s 35. GTE P Beltoise/Jakubowski/Deletraz Luxury Racing Ferrari 2m23.133s 36. GTE P Goossens/Holzer Prospeed Porsche 2m23.237s 37. GTE A Armindo/Narac IMSA Performance Porsche 2m23.720s 38. GTE P Pilet/Henzler IMSA Performance Porsche 2m23.812s 39. GTE P Bell/Walker JMW Ferrari 2m23.923s 40. GTE A Broniszewski/Peter Kessel Ferrari 2m23.944s 41. GTE A Perazzini/Cioci/Lemeret AF Corse Ferrari 2m24.684s 42. GTE P Dolan/Hancock Jota Aston Martin 2m25.312s 43. GTE A Christodoulou/Hummel/Quaife CRS Ferrari 2m25.457s 44. GTE A Bornhauser/Canal/Gardel Larbre Porsche 2m25.893s 45. GTE A Giroix/Goethe/Wainwright Gulf Aston Martin 2m25.917s 46. GTE A Krohn/Jonsson Krohn Ferrari 2m26.526s 47. GTE A Felbermayr Jr/Miller Felbermayr-Proton Porsche 2m27.076s 48. FLM Hartshorne/Keating/Keen Neil Garner ORECA 2m27.312s 49. GTE A Ried/Hammerson Felbermayr-Proton Porsche 2m28.185s 50. GTE P Hirschi/Rossiter/Mowlem Jetalliance Lotus Evora 2m31.565s 51. GTE A Ehret/Lynn/Wills CRS Ferrari 2m31.930s 52. GTE A Kauffman/Aguas AF Corse Ferrari  2m23.726s 53. GTE P Rich/Slingerland Jetalliance Lotus Evora 2m37.486s 54. FLM Julian/Zugel/Petersen Genoa ORECA no time 55. LMP2 Erdos/Newton/Collins RML HPD ARX-01d no time 
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