Austin WEC: Loic Duval keeps Audi on top in night practice

Audi took the top two positions in the second period of free practice for Saturday's World Endurance Championship round at Austin

Austin WEC: Loic Duval keeps Audi on top in night practice

The #8 Audi R18 e-tron quattro again headed the times with a 1m47.235s from Loic Duval during the 90-minute night session.

That put the him 0.095 seconds up on the 1m47.330s set by Andre Lotterer in the sister car, which stopped running early in the session with an undisclosed problem.

The best of the Porsche 919 Hybrids was more than seven tenths off the pace with a 1m47.959s from Brendon Hartley, which put it just over a tenth up on Neel Jani in the sister car.

Sebastien Buemi was just four hundredths behind in fifth place aboard the fastest of the Toyota TS050 HYBRIDs.

The ByKolles CLM-AER P1/01 was the quickest LMP1 privateer, Oliver Webb's 1m54.361 putting him nearly four tenths up on Alexandre Imperatori in the Rebellion-AER R-One.

The LMP2 championship-leading Signatech Alpine ORECA-Nissan 05 topped the class leaderboard with a 1m56.318s from Gustavo Menezes.

That put him two tenths up on the RGR Sport Ligier-Nissan JSP2 driven by Bruno Senna.

The Jota-run G-Drive ORECA took third position with Alex Brundle.

Ford was again quickest in GTE Pro, Stefan Mucke setting a 2m04.714s to end up seven tenths up on Nicki Thiim in the best of the Aston Martin Vantage GTEs.

Pedro Lamy was quickest in GTE Am for Aston Martin.

PRACTICE TWO TIMES:

Pos Class Driver Team Car Gap
1 LMP1 L.di Grassi, L.Duval, O.Jarvis Audi Sport Team Joest Audi 1m47.235s
2 LMP1 M.Fassler, A.Lotterer, B.Treluyer Audi Sport Team Joest Audi 0.095s
3 LMP1 T.Bernhard, M.Webber, B.Hartley Porsche Team Porsche 0.724s
4 LMP1 R.Dumas, N.Jani, M.Lieb Porsche Team Porsche 0.895s
5 LMP1 A.Davidson, S.Buemi, K.Nakajima Toyota Gazoo Racing Toyota 0.899s
6 LMP1 S.Sarrazin, M.Conway, K.Kobayashi Toyota Gazoo Racing Toyota 2.134s
7 LMP1 S.Trummer, O.Webb ByKOLLES Racing Team CLM/AER 7.126s
8 LMP1 M.Tuscher, D.Kraihamer, A.Imperatori Rebellion Racing Rebellion/AER 7.402s
9 LMP2 G.Menezes, N.Lapierre, S.Richelmi Signatech Alpine Alpine/Nissan 9.083s
10 LMP2 R.Gonzalez, B.Senna, F.Albuquerque RGR Sport by Morand Ligier/Nissan 9.299s
11 LMP2 R.Rusinov, R.Rast, A.Brundle G-Drive Racing ORECA/Nissan 9.758s
12 LMP2 D.Cheng, H-Pin Tung, N.Panciatici Baxi DC Racing Alpine Alpine/Nissan 10.396s
13 LMP2 N.Leventis, L.Williamson, J.Kane Strakka Racing Gibson/Nissan 10.624s
14 LMP2 R.Dalziel, P.Derani, C.Cumming Extreme Speed Motorsports Ligier/Nissan 10.785s
15 LMP2 M.Rao, R.Bradley, R.Merhi Manor ORECA/Nissan 10.859s
16 LMP2 V.Petrov, V.Shaytar, K.Ladygin SMP Racing BR Engineering/Nissan 11.007s
17 LMP2 S.Sharp, E.Brown, J.van Overbeek Extreme Speed Motorsports Ligier/Nissan 11.520s
18 LMP2 N.Minassian, M.Mediani SMP Racing BR Engineering/Nissan 11.623s
19 GTE Pro S.Mucke, O.Pla Ford Chip Ganassi Team UK Ford 17.479s
20 GTE Pro N.Thiim, M.Sorensen Aston Martin Racing Aston Martin 18.261s
21 GTE Pro M.Franchitti, A.Priaulx, H.Tincknell Ford Chip Ganassi Team UK Ford 18.395s
22 GTE Pro G.Bruni, J.Calado AF Corse Ferrari 18.476s
23 GTE Pro D.Turner, F.Rees Aston Martin Racing Aston Martin 18.566s
24 GTE Am P.D.Lana, P.Lamy, M.Lauda Aston Martin Racing Aston Martin 18.857s
25 GTE Pro D.Rigon, S.Bird AF Corse Ferrari 18.901s
26 GTE Pro R.Lietz, M.Christensen Dempsey Racing - Proton Porsche 19.210s
27 GTE Am M.Wainwright, A.Carroll, B.Barker Gulf Racing Porsche 20.504s
28 GTE Am F.Perrodo, E.Collard, R.Aguas AF Corse Ferrari 20.569s
29 GTE Am K.Al Qubaisi, D.H.Hansson, K.Estre Abu Dhabi-Proton Racing Porsche 20.596s
30 GTE Am L.Viljoen, P.Ragues, R.Taylor Larbre Competition Chevrolet 20.981s
31 GTE Am C.Ried, W.Henzler, J.Camathias KCMG Porsche 21.740s

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