Bahrain WEC: Audi leads night practice session with Marcel Fassler

Audi led the way in second free practice for the Bahrain World Endurance Championship finale by over a second with a time from Marcel Fassler

Bahrain WEC: Audi leads night practice session with Marcel Fassler

The Swiss set a best lap of 1m42.133s over the course of the 90-minute night session, which put him 1.1s up on the 1m43.291s from team-mate Loic Duval in the second of the two Audi R18 e-tron quattros.

Fassler's night session best compared with the 1m42.800s set by Porsche driver Timo Bernhard in the opening practice period held in daylight.

The best of the Porsche 919 Hybrids ended up a tenth further back in third place with a 1m43.360s from Brendon Hartley, while team-mate Neel Jani was fourth.

The two Toyota TS040 HYBRIDs took their customary fifth and sixth positions, though Alex Wurz's best lap of 1m43.931s in the session brought the Japanese manufacturer within two seconds of the pace.

Pipo Derani was quickest in LMP2 with a 1m50.029s aboard the second of the two G-Drive Ligier-Nissan JSP2s.

The Brazilian ended the session seven tenths ahead of the second-place KCMG ORECA-Nissan 05 driven by Nick Tandy.

The two AF Corse Ferrari 458 Italias again blocked out the top two positions in GTE Pro.

Toni Vilander was again quickest, his 1m59.029s edging out James Calado by less than a tenth.

The AF-run SMP Racing Ferrari was fastest in GTE Am in the hands of Andrea Bertolini.

PRACTICE TWO TIMES:

Pos Class Driver Team Car Time Gap
1 LMP1 M.Fassler, A.Lotterer, B.Treluyer Audi Sport Team Joest Audi 1m42.133s -
2 LMP1 L.di Grassi, L.Duval, O.Jarvis Audi Sport Team Joest Audi 1m43.291s 1.158s
3 LMP1 T.Bernhard, M.Webber, B.Hartley Porsche Team Porsche 1m43.360s 1.227s
4 LMP1 R.Dumas, N.Jani, M.Lieb Porsche Team Porsche 1m43.529s 1.396s
5 LMP1 A.Wurz, S.Sarrazin, M.Conway Toyota Racing Toyota 1m43.931s 1.798s
6 LMP1 A.Davidson, S.Buemi, K.Nakajima Toyota Racing Toyota 1m44.288s 2.155s
7 LMP1 N.Prost, M.Beche Rebellion Racing Rebellion/AER 1m48.385s 6.252s
8 LMP1 S.Trummer, P.Kaffer Team ByKolles CLM/AER 1m49.200s 7.067s
9 LMP1 A.Imperatori, D.Kraihamer, M.Tuscher Rebellion Racing Rebellion/AER 1m49.685s 7.552s
10 LMP2 G.Yacaman, P.Derani, R.Gonzalez G-Drive Racing Ligier/Nissan 1m50.029s 7.896s
11 LMP2 M.Howson, R.Bradley, N.Tandy KCMG ORECA/Nissan 1m50.774s 8.641s
12 LMP2 N.Panciatici, P-L.Chatin, T.Dillmann Signatech Alpine Alpine/Nissan 1m51.354s 9.221s
13 LMP2 R.Rusinov, J.Canal, S.Bird G-Drive Racing Ligier/Nissan 1m51.546s 9.413s
14 LMP2 P.Ragues, O.Webb, C.Cumming Team SARD Morand Morgan/SARD 1m51.725s 9.592s
15 LMP2 N.Leventis, D.Watts, J.Kane Strakka Racing Gibson/Nissan 1m52.315s 10.182s
16 LMP2 M.Aleshin, N.Minassian, D.Markozov AF Racing BR Engineering/Nissan 1m52.662s 10.529s
17 LMP2 S.Sharp, R.Dalziel, D.H.Hansson Extreme Speed Motorsports Ligier/HPD 1m52.873s 10.740s
18 LMP2 E.Brown, J.van Overbeek, J.Fogarty Extreme Speed Motorsports Ligier/HPD 1m53.510s 11.377s
19 GTE Pro G.Bruni, T.Vilander AF Corse Ferrari 1m59.402s 17.269s
20 GTE Pro D.Rigon, J.Calado AF Corse Ferrari 1m59.486s 17.353s
21 GTE Pro P.Pilet, F.Makowiecki Porsche Team Manthey Porsche 1m59.618s 17.485s
22 GTE Pro C.Nygaard, M.Sorensen, N.Thiim Aston Martin Racing Aston Martin 2m00.349s 18.216s
23 GTE Pro A.MacDowall, F.Rees, R.Stanaway Aston Martin Racing Aston Martin 2m00.396s 18.263s
24 GTE Am V.Shaytar, A.Bertolini, A.Basov SMP Racing Ferrari 2m00.866s 18.733s
25 GTE Am C.Ried, P.Long, M.Seefried Dempsey Racing - Proton Porsche 2m00.939s 18.806s
26 GTE Pro R.Lietz, M.Christensen Porsche Team Manthey Porsche 2m01.019s 18.886s
27 GTE Am G.Roda, P.Ruberti, K.Poulsen Larbre Competition Chevrolet 2m01.369s 19.236s
28 GTE Pro D.Turner, J.Adam Aston Martin Racing Aston Martin 2m01.405s 19.272s
29 GTE Am F.Castellacci, R.Goethe, S.Hall Aston Martin Racing Aston Martin 2m02.116s 19.983s
30 GTE Am P.D.Lana, P.Lamy, M.Lauda Aston Martin Racing Aston Martin 2m02.672s 20.539s
31 GTE Am M.Mapelli, K.Al Qubaisi, K.Bachler Abu Dhabi-Proton Racing Porsche 2m03.103s 20.970s
32 GTE Am F.Perrodo, E.Collard, M.Cressoni AF Corse Ferrari 2m03.525s 21.392s

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