Audi's new hybrid Le Mans car leads first World Endurance Championship practice at Spa

Audi dominated the first free practice session for the World Endurance Championship six hour race at Spa Francorchamps with Benoit Treluyer setting the pace in one of the R18 e-tron quattro hybrid cars

Audi's new hybrid Le Mans car leads first World Endurance Championship practice at Spa

The French driver's time of 2m04.434s was not quite matched by compatriot Romain Dumas in the conventional R18 Ultra - which was 0.044 seconds slower. Both times were set early in the 90 minute session.

Rinaldo Capello set the third quickest time before handing over to Tom Kristensen in the second e-tron machine while the Marco Bonanami/Oliver Jarvis Audi Sport North America entered R18 was fourth.

The Rebellion Lolas headed the petrol times, with Andrea Belicchi outpacing Nick Heidfeld's sister car. Both were kept honest by Pescarolo's Judd-powered Dome S102.5, which in the hands of Sebastian Bourdais was seventh quickest.

Jonny Kane was eighth fastest in the Strakka HPD, which ended the session in the barriers at La Source when Nick Leventis locked up going into the hairpin.

The #49 Pecom Racing ORECA-Nissan was quickest in LMP2 in the hands of Soheil Ayari, ahead of Alexander Sims, who impressed on his first outing in the Status Lola Coupe. Third was the Starworks HPD, which features a driving line-up that includes former Le Mans Series champion Stephane Sarrazin and Ryan Dalziel.

Gianmaria Bruni set the GT pace in the AF Corse Ferrari with a time of 2m20.916s. The F458 Italia was four tenths quicker than its nearest rival, Marc Lieb's Felbermayr Porsche.

Pos Cl Drivers Team/Car Time 1. P1 Fassler/Lotterer/Treluyer Audi (e-tron) 2m04.434s 2. P1 Dumas/Duval/Gene Audi 2m04.478s 3. P1 Capello/Kristensen/McNish Audi (e-tron) 2m04.816s 4. P1 Bonanomi/Jarvis Audi 2m04.837s 5. P1 Belicchi/Primat Rebellion Lola-Toyota 2m06.867s 6. P1 Prost/Jani/Heidfeld Rebellion Lola-Toyota 2m07.049s 7. P1 Bourdais/Minassian Pescarolo Dome-Judd 2m07.294s 8. P1 Leventis/Watts/Kane Strakka HPD 2m08.580s 9. P1 Brabham/Chandhok/Dumbreck JRM HPD 2m09.278s 10. P1 Moreau/Baguette/Kraihamer OAK Pescarolo-Judd 2m09.993s 11. P2 Perez Companc/Ayari/Kaffer Pecom ORECA-Nissan 2m10.646s 12. P2 Sims/Buurman/Iannetta Status Lola-Judd 2m10.717s 13. P2 Potolicchio/Dalziel/Sarrazin Starworks HPD 2m11.319s 14. P2 Moro/Weeda/Rossiter Lotus Lola 2m11.340s 15. P2 Martin/Kerr/Graves ADR-Delta ORECA-Nissan 2m11.705s 16. P2 Firth/Hughes/Hartley Murphy ORECA-Nissan 2m11.758s 17. P2 Heinemeir Hansson/Leinders OAK Morgan-Judd 2m11.820s 18. P2 Mailleux/Lombard/Tresson Signatech ORECA-Nissan 2m11.885s 19. P2 Zugel/Gonzalez/Julian Greaves Zytek-Nissan 2m12.226s 20. P2 Dolan/Hancock Jota Zytek-Nissan 2m12.303s 21. P2 Clarke/Briere/Petersen Boutsen Ginion ORECA-Nissan 2m12.605s 22. P2 Giroix/Jousse/Johansson Gulf Lola-Nissan 2m13.716s 23. P2 Nicolet/Lahaye/Pla OAK Morgan-Judd 2m13.776s 24. P2 Frey/Hirschi/Meichtry Race Performance ORECA-Judd 2m14.568s 25. P2 Panciatici/Ragues/Rusinov Signatech ORECA-Nissan 2m14.572s 26. P2 Holzer/Schultis/Ahrabian Lotus Lola 2m16.779s 27. P2 Fatien/Ihara/Deletraz Gulf Lola-Nissan 2m19.849s 28. GTE P Fisichella/Bruni AF Corse Ferrari 2m20.915s 29. GTE P Lieb/Lietz Felbermayr Porsche 2m21.366s 30. GTE P Fernandez/Mucke/Turner Aston Martin 2m21.456s 31. GTE P Makowiecki/Melo Luxury Ferrari 2m21.882s 32. GTE A Ried/Roda/Ruberti Felbermayr Porsche 2m23.135s 33. GTE A Armindo/Narac/Pons Imsa Porsche 2m23.552s 34. GTE P Bertolini/Beretta AF Corse Ferrari 2m23.621s 35. P2 Thirion/Haezebrouck Extreme Limite Norma-Judd 2m23.684s 36. GTE A Perazzini/Cioci/Griffin AF Corse Ferrari 2m23.828s 37. GTE A Kauffman/Vickers/Aguas AF Waltrip Ferrari 2m24.582s 38. GTE A Belloc/Bourret/Gibon Larbre Corvette 2m24.969s 39. GTE A Ehret/Montecalvo/Jeannette Luxury Ferrari 2m25.968s 40. GTE A Bornhauser/Canal/Rees Larbre Corvette 2m26.315s 41. GTE A Krohn/Jonsson/Rugolo Krohn Ferrari 2m27.625s 42. GTE A Camathias/Palttala/Daniels JWA Porsche 2m29.176s 
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