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Practice report

WEC Monza: Glickenhaus fastest in FP3, Peugeot close behind

Glickenhaus returned to the top of the times in final free practice ahead of qualifying for this weekend’s Monza round of the World Endurance Championship.

#708 Glickenhaus Racing Glickenhaus 007 LMH of Olivier Pla, Romain Dumas, Pipo Derani

#708 Glickenhaus Racing Glickenhaus 007 LMH of Olivier Pla, Romain Dumas, Pipo Derani

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Romain Dumas followed up on his quickest time in the opening 90-minute practice period on Friday by propelling the solo Glickenhaus-Pipo 007 LMH to the head of the Hypercar pack just over halfway through Friday’s one-hour session.

Dumas went from sixth to first in the Hypercar class times during a three-lap run, a 1m36.813s giving him a margin of two tenths over Mikkel Jensen’s Peugeot 9X8.

The pair of Peugeots had blocked out the top two positions from early in the session until the improvement from Dumas, Jensen’s 1m37.020s just shading the 1m37.085s from Gustavo Menezes.

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Brendon Hartley ended up fourth in the best of the Toyotas with a 1m37.301s in the #8 GR010 HYBRID, which put him more than two tenths up on Kamui Kobayashi’s 1m37.546s in #7.

The Signatech-run Alpine-Gibson A480s brought up the rear of the Hypercar class with a 1m37.644s from Nicolas Lapierre, who was still within eight tenths of the pace.

Jonathan Aberdein took top spot in LMP2 for Jota ahead of the two WRT entries.

The South African jumped to first in the class times with a 1m38.904s aboard the #28 Jota ORECA-Gibson 07.

That gave him a margin of two tenths over the 1m39.097s set by Robin Frijns in the #31 WRT entry, which was five hundredths clear of the 1m39.147s recorded by Ferdinand Habsburg in the team’s sister car.

#28 Jota Oreca 07 - Gibson of Oliver Rasmussen, Edward Jones, Jonathan Aberdein

#28 Jota Oreca 07 - Gibson of Oliver Rasmussen, Edward Jones, Jonathan Aberdein

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Charles Milesi was only three thousandths behind in fourth position courtesy of a 1m39.150s in the Richard Mille Racing ORECA run by Signatech.

James Allen and Robert Kubica rounded out the top six in class aboard their respective ORECAs run by Algarve Pro Racing and Prema.

The three manufacturers in GTE Pro were separated by less than two tenths at the end of the session.

Nick Tandy ended up fastest for Chevrolet, his 1m45.902s aboard the solo Corvette C8.R giving him a margin of almost exactly one tenth over Michael Christensen in the best of the Manthey-run factory Porsche 911 RSRs.

The Danes’s 1m46.000s was in turn four hundredths up on the fastest of the two AF Corse Ferrari 488 GTE Evos in which Alessandro Pier Guidi got down to a 1m46.041s.

The other AF Ferrari took fourth in GTE Pro in Antonio Fuoco’s hands, while Gianmaria Bruni was fifth in the second of the two Porsches.

Nick Cassidy went fastest in GTE Am right at the end of the session in the #54 AF Corse Ferrari.

His 1m47.676s pushed the Dempsey Proton Porsche in which Harry Tincknell had earlier managed a 1m47.823s down to second position.

Qualifying for Sunday’s Monza 6 Hours, round four of the 2022 WEC, begins at 5:50pm local time on Saturday.

WEC Monza FP3 results

Cla Drivers Car Class Time Gap
1 France Olivier Pla
France Romain Dumas
Brazil Pipo Derani
Glickenhaus 007 LMH HYPERCAR 1'36.813  
2 United Kingdom Paul di Resta
Denmark Mikkel Jensen
France Jean-Eric Vergne
Peugeot 9X8 HYPERCAR 1'37.020 0.207
3 France Loic Duval
United States Gustavo Menezes
United Kingdom James Rossiter
Peugeot 9X8 HYPERCAR 1'37.085 0.272
4 Switzerland Sébastien Buemi
New Zealand Brendon Hartley
Japan Ryo Hirakawa
Toyota GR010 - Hybrid HYPERCAR 1'37.301 0.488
5 United Kingdom Mike Conway
Japan Kamui Kobayashi
Argentina Jose Maria Lopez
Toyota GR010 - Hybrid HYPERCAR 1'37.546 0.733
6 Brazil Andre Negrao
France Nicolas Lapierre
France Matthieu Vaxiviere
Alpine A480 HYPERCAR 1'37.644 0.831
7 Denmark Oliver Rasmussen
Edward Jones
South Africa Jonathan Aberdein
Oreca 07 LMP2 1'38.904 2.091
8 Indonesia Sean Gelael
Netherlands Robin Frijns
Germany René Rast
Oreca 07 LMP2 1'39.097 2.284
9 Portugal Rui Andrade
Austria Ferdinand Habsburg
France Norman Nato
Oreca 07 LMP2 1'39.147 2.334
10 France Lilou Wadoux
France Paul-Loup Chatin
France Charles Milesi
Oreca 07 LMP2 1'39.150 2.337
11 United States Thomas Steven
Australia James Allen
Austria Rene Binder
Oreca 07 LMP2 1'39.250 2.437
12 Poland Robert Kubica
Switzerland Louis Deletraz
Italy Lorenzo Colombo
Oreca 07 LMP2 1'39.265 2.452
13 United Kingdom Alex Lynn
United Kingdom Oliver Jarvis
United States Josh Pierson
Oreca 07 LMP2 1'39.511 2.698
14 United Kingdom Philip Hanson
Portugal Filipe Albuquerque
United States Will Owen
Oreca 07 LMP2 1'39.528 2.715
15 Mexico Roberto Gonzalez
Portugal Antonio Felix da Costa
United Kingdom Will Stevens
Oreca 07 LMP2 1'39.581 2.768
16 Poland Jakub Smiechowski
United Kingdom Alex Brundle
Mexico Esteban Gutierrez
Oreca 07 LMP2 1'39.582 2.769
17 France François Perrodo
Denmark Nicklas Nielsen
Italy Alessio Rovera
Oreca 07 LMP2 1'39.603 2.790
18 Slovakia Miro Konopka
Netherlands Tijmen van der Helm
Switzerland Mathias Beche
Oreca 07 LMP2 1'39.803 2.990
19 Switzerland Nico Müller
Ireland Ryan Cullen
France Sébastien Bourdais
Oreca 07 LMP2 1'39.838 3.025
20 France Jean Baptiste Lahaye
France Matthieu Lahaye
France François Heriau
Oreca 07 LMP2 1'40.998 4.185
21 United States Tommy Milner
United Kingdom Nick Tandy
Chevrolet Corvette C8.R LMGTE PRO 1'45.902 9.089
22 Denmark Michael Christensen
France Kevin Estre
Porsche 911 RSR - 19 LMGTE PRO 1'46.000 9.187
23 Italy Alessandro Pier Guidi
United Kingdom James Calado
Ferrari 488 GTE EVO LMGTE PRO 1'46.041 9.228
24 Spain Miguel Molina
Italy Antonio Fuoco
Ferrari 488 GTE EVO LMGTE PRO 1'46.114 9.301
25 Italy Gianmaria Bruni
Austria Richard Lietz
Porsche 911 RSR - 19 LMGTE PRO 1'47.243 10.430
26 Switzerland Thomas Flohr
Italy Francesco Castellacci
New Zealand Nick Cassidy
Ferrari 488 GTE EVO LMGTE AM 1'47.676 10.863
27 Germany Christian Ried
United Kingdom Sebastian Priaulx
United Kingdom Harry Tincknell
Porsche 911 RSR - 19 LMGTE AM 1'47.823 11.010
28 Italy Claudio Schiavoni
Italy Matteo Cressoni
Italy Giancarlo Fisichella
Ferrari 488 GTE EVO LMGTE AM 1'47.834 11.021
29 Switzerland Rahel Frey
Denmark Michelle Gatting
Belgium Sarah Bovy
Ferrari 488 GTE EVO LMGTE AM 1'48.027 11.214
30 Japan Satoshi Hoshino
Japan Tomonobu Fujii
United Kingdom Charlie Fagg
Aston Martin Vantage AMR LMGTE AM 1'48.101 11.288
31 United Kingdom Michael Wainwright
Italy Riccardo Pera
United Kingdom Benjamin Barker
Porsche 911 RSR - 19 LMGTE AM 1'48.121 11.308
32 United States Ben Keating
Portugal Henrique Chaves Jr.
Denmark Marco Sorensen
Aston Martin Vantage AMR LMGTE AM 1'48.154 11.341
33 France Simon Mann
Switzerland Christoph Ulrich
Finland Toni Vilander
Ferrari 488 GTE EVO LMGTE AM 1'48.192 11.379
34 France Franck Dezoteux
France Pierre Ragues
France Gabriel Aubry
Ferrari 488 GTE EVO LMGTE AM 1'48.227 11.414
35 United States Fred Poordad
United States Patrick Lindsey
Belgium Jan Heylen
Porsche 911 RSR - 19 LMGTE AM 1'48.249 11.436
36 United States Brendan Iribe
United Kingdom Ollie Millroy
United Kingdom Ben Barnicoat
Porsche 911 RSR - 19 LMGTE AM 1'48.278 11.465
37 Italy Matteo Cairoli
Denmark Mikkel Pedersen
Switzerland Nicolas Leutwiler
Porsche 911 RSR - 19 LMGTE AM 1'48.368 11.555
38 Canada Paul Dalla Lana
United Kingdom David Pittard
Denmark Nicki Thiim
Aston Martin Vantage AMR LMGTE AM 1'48.753 11.940

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