Austin WEC: Audi leads final practice with Loic Duval

Audi remained on top in the dry during final free practice for this weekend's round of the World Endurance Championship at Austin

Austin WEC: Audi leads final practice with Loic Duval

The #1 Audi R18 e-tron quattro topped the times in the 60-minute session in the hands of Loic Duval with a 1m49.480s.

That put him over half a second up on team-mate Marcel Fassler in the #2 car on a 1m50.160s.

Third place was taken right at the end of the session by the best of the Toyota TS040 HYBRIDs on a 1m50.677s set by Nicolas Lapierre.

His time leapfrogged him ahead of the fastest Porsche 919 Hybrid, which ended up on a 1m50.976s thanks to Neel Jani.

The OAK/G-Drive Ligier-Nissan JSP2 led the way in LMP2 with Olivier Pla at the wheel.

His time of 1m56.601s was eight tenths faster than the second-placed KCMG ORECA-Nissan 03R driven by Richard Bradley.

The #99 Aston Martin Racing entry led the way in GTE Pro with Fernando Rees at the wheel.

The Brazilian's time of 2m05.382s eclipsed team-mate Stefan Mucke in the second Pro class Aston Martin Vantage GTE by four hundredths of a second.

Gianmaria Bruni was third fastest in the lead AF Corse Ferrari 458 Italia a similar margin back.

Pedro Lamy was fastest in GTE Am for Aston Martin on a 2m06.198s.

PRACTICE THREE TIMES:

Pos Class Driver Team Car Time
1 LMP1 L.di Grassi, L.Duval, T.Kristensen Audi Sport Team Joest Audi 1m49.480s
2 LMP1 M.Fassler, A.Lotterer, B.Treluyer Audi Sport Team Joest Audi 1m50.160s
3 LMP1 A.Davidson, N.Lapierre, S.Buemi Toyota Racing Toyota 1m50.677s
4 LMP1 R.Dumas, N.Jani, M.Lieb Porsche Team Porsche 1m50.976s
5 LMP1 A.Wurz, S.Sarrazin, M.Conway Toyota Racing Toyota 1m51.506s
6 LMP1 T.Bernhard, M.Webber, B.Hartley Porsche Team Porsche 1m51.828s
7 LMP1 N.Prost, N.Heidfeld, M.Beche Rebellion Racing Rebellion/Toyota 1m54.417s
8 LMP1 D.Kraihamer, A.Belicchi, F.Leimer Rebellion Racing Rebellion/Toyota 1m56.107s
9 LMP2 R.Rusinov, O.Pla, J.Canal G-Drive Racing Morgan/Nissan 1m56.601s
10 LMP2 M.Howson, R.Bradley, T.Matsuda KCMG ORECA/Nissan 1m57.438s
11 LMP2 S.Sharp, R.Dalziel, E.Brown Extreme Speed Motorsports HPD 1m58.004s
12 LMP2 S.Zlobin, N.Minassian, M.Mediani SMP Racing ORECA/Nissan 1m58.524s
13 LMP2 K.Ladygin, V.Shaytar, A.Ladygin SMP Racing ORECA/Nissan 1m58.993s
14 LMP1 C.Bouchut, J.Rossiter, L.Auer Lotus/AER 2m01.558s
15 GTE Pro A.MacDowall, D.O'Young, F.Rees Aston Martin Racing Aston Martin 2m05.382s
16 GTE Pro D.Turner, S.Mucke Aston Martin Racing Aston Martin 2m05.422s
17 GTE Pro G.Bruni, T.Vilander AF Corse Ferrari 2m05.480s
18 GTE Pro F.Makowiecki, P.Pilet Porsche Team Manthey Porsche 2m05.828s
19 GTE Pro J.Bergmeister, N.Tandy Porsche Team Manthey Porsche 2m06.097s
20 GTE Am P.D.Lana, P.Lamy, C.Nygaard Aston Martin Racing Aston Martin 2m06.198s
21 GTE Am G.Roda, P.Ruberti, J.Segal 8 Star Motorsports Ferrari 2m06.230s
22 GTE Pro D.Rigon, J.Calado AF Corse Ferrari 2m06.509s
23 GTE Am K.Poulsen, D.H.Hansson, R.Stanaway Aston Martin Racing Aston Martin 2m06.596s
24 GTE Am S.Wyatt, M.Rugolo, A.Bertolini AF Corse Ferrari 2m06.984s
25 GTE Pro R.Taylor, J.Taylor, T.Milner Corvette Racing Chevrolet 2m07.106s
26 GTE Am F.Perrodo, E.Collard, M.Vaxiviere Prospeed Competition Porsche 2m07.158s
27 GTE Am T.Krohn, N.Jonsson, B.Collins Krohn Racing Ferrari 2m07.223s
28 GTE Am L.P.-Companc, M.Cioci, M.Venturi AF Corse Ferrari 2m07.282s
29 GTE Am C.Ried, K.Bachler, K.Al Qubaisi Proton Competition Porsche 2m07.293s

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