Nurburgring WEC: Audi beats Porsches to top close second practice

Audi was again quickest in a very close second free practice session ahead of Sunday's fourth round of the World Endurance Championship at the Nurburgring

Nurburgring WEC: Audi beats Porsches to top close second practice

Benoit Treluyer topped the times in the #7 Audi R18 e-tron quattro with a 1m37.862s lap, which put him just six hundredths clear of the #17 Porsche 919 Hybrid in which Mark Webber recorded a 1m37.921s.

Neel Jani was a further hundredth behind on a 1m37.932s aboard the second Porsche in third position.

The second Audi ended up fourth on a 1m38.886s from Loic Duval.

The two Toyota TS040 HYBRIDs filled fifth and six positions, Mike Conway's 1m40.612s leaving him over two and a half seconds off the pace.

The G-Drive Racing squad again took the top two positions in LMP2, Sam Bird setting a 1m46.299s in his Ligier-Nissan JSP2 to end up nearly a second and a half clear of team-mate Pipo Derani.

Strakka Racing's new Gibson-Nissan 015S was third fastest in Jonny Kane's hands on a 1m487.978s.

The Morand team ended up fourth in class, after missing the opening session while sorting out legal issues, with a 1m47.987s from Oliver Webb aboard its Morgan-Judd/BMW EVO.

The #99 Aston Martin Vantage GTE led the way in GTE Pro with a 1m54.869s from Richie Stanway, which put him less than a tenth clear of Toni Vilander in the best of the AF Corse Ferrari 458 Italias.

The AF-run SMP Racing Ferrari was quickest in GTE Am with Viktor Shaitar driving.

PRACTICE TWO TIMES:

Pos Class Driver Team Car Time Gap
1 LMP1 M.Fassler, A.Lotterer, B.Treluyer Audi Sport Team Joest Audi 1m37.862s -
2 LMP1 T.Bernhard, M.Webber, B.Hartley Porsche Team Porsche 1m37.921s 0.059s
3 LMP1 R.Dumas, N.Jani, M.Lieb Porsche Team Porsche 1m37.932s 0.070s
4 LMP1 L.di Grassi, L.Duval, O.Jarvis Audi Sport Team Joest Audi 1m38.886s 1.024s
5 LMP1 A.Wurz, S.Sarrazin, M.Conway Toyota Racing Toyota 1m40.612s 2.750s
6 LMP1 A.Davidson, S.Buemi, K.Nakajima Toyota Racing Toyota 1m40.845s 2.983s
7 LMP1 N.Prost, M.Beche, N.Heidfeld Rebellion Racing Rebellion/AER 1m44.105s 6.243s
8 LMP1 A.Imperatori, D.Kraihamer, D.Abt Rebellion Racing Rebellion/AER 1m44.943s 7.081s
9 LMP1 S.Trummer, P.Kaffer Team ByKolles CLM/AER 1m45.035s 7.173s
10 LMP2 R.Rusinov, J.Canal, S.Bird G-Drive Racing Ligier/Nissan 1m46.299s 8.437s
11 LMP2 G.Yacaman, P.Derani, R.Gonzalez G-Drive Racing Ligier/Nissan 1m47.934s 10.072s
12 LMP2 N.Leventis, D.Watts, J.Kane Strakka Racing Gibson/Nissan 1m47.978s 10.116s
13 LMP2 P.Ragues, O.Webb, A.Hamilton Team SARD Morand Morgan/SARD 1m47.987s 10.125s
14 LMP2 M.Howson, R.Bradley, N.Tandy KCMG ORECA/Nissan 1m47.988s 10.126s
15 LMP2 E.Brown, J.van Overbeek, J.Fogarty Extreme Speed Motorsports Ligier/HPD 1m48.310s 10.448s
16 LMP2 N.Panciatici, P-L.Chatin, V.Capillaire Signatech Alpine Alpine/Nissan 1m48.469s 10.607s
17 LMP2 S.Sharp, R.Dalziel, D.H.Hansson Extreme Speed Motorsports Ligier/HPD 1m48.839s 10.977s
18 GTE Pro F.Rees, A.MacDowall, R.Stanaway Aston Martin Racing Aston Martin 1m54.869s 17.007s
19 GTE Pro G.Bruni, T.Vilander AF Corse Ferrari 1m54.907s 17.045s
20 GTE Pro D.Turner, S.Mucke, J.Adam Aston Martin Racing Aston Martin 1m55.134s 17.272s
21 GTE Pro M.Sorensen, C.Nygaard Aston Martin Racing Aston Martin 1m55.546s 17.684s
22 GTE Pro R.Lietz, M.Christensen Porsche Team Manthey Porsche 1m55.863s 18.001s
23 GTE Pro P.Pilet, F.Makowiecki Porsche Team Manthey Porsche 1m56.011s 18.149s
24 GTE Am V.Shaytar, A.Bertolini, A.Basov SMP Racing Ferrari 1m56.238s 18.376s
25 GTE Pro D.Rigon, J.Calado AF Corse Ferrari 1m56.354s 18.492s
26 GTE Am P.D.Lana, P.Lamy, M.Lauda Aston Martin Racing Aston Martin 1m56.729s 18.867s
27 GTE Am G.Roda, P.Ruberti, K.Poulsen Larbre Competition Chevrolet 1m57.041s 19.179s
28 GTE Am F.Perrodo, E.Collard, R.Aguas AF Corse Ferrari 1m57.176s 19.314s
29 GTE Am C.Ried, K.Al Qubaisi, E.Bamber Abu Dhabi-Proton Racing Porsche 1m57.240s 19.378s
30 GTE Am P.Dempsey, P.Long, M.Seefried Dempsey Racing - Proton Porsche 1m57.297s 19.435s
31 GTE Am F.Castellacci, R.Goethe, S.Hall Aston Martin Racing Aston Martin 1m57.447s 19.585s


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