Nurburgring WEC: Marc Lieb puts Porsche ahead in final practice

Porsche beat Audi to the top of the timesheets in final free practice ahead of this afternoon's qualifying session for the Nurburgring World Endurance Championship round

Nurburgring WEC: Marc Lieb puts Porsche ahead in final practice

Marc Lieb went quickest in the one-hour session, posting a 1m36.036s in his Porsche 919 Hybrid to beat team-mate Mark Webber's time of 1m36.647s by six tenths of a second.

The fastest Audi R18 e-tron quattro was the #8 car in which Lucas di Grassi set a 1m37.035s.

That put him just over half a tenth up on the sister car's best of 1m37.109s recorded by Marcel Fassler

Toyota was again more than two seconds from the ultimate pace with its TS040 HYBRID, Sebastien Buemi setting a best of the marque of 1m38.850s.

Strakka Racing's new Gibson-Nissan 015S was fastest in LMP2, Jonny Kane's 1m45.720s edging out the KCMG ORECA-Nissan 05 in which Nick Tandy set a 1m45.802s.

The two AF Corse Ferrari 458 Iralias were quickest in GTE Pro: Gianmaria Bruni went fastest with a 1m54.331s; and James Calado was just over a tenth behind on a 1m54.481s.

The #88 Proton Porsche 911 RSR was fastest in GTE Am with Earl Bamber at the wheel.

PRACTICE THREE TIMES:

Pos Class Driver Team Car Time Gap
1 LMP1 R.Dumas, N.Jani, M.Lieb Porsche Team Porsche 1m36.036s -
2 LMP1 T.Bernhard, M.Webber, B.Hartley Porsche Team Porsche 1m36.647s 0.611s
3 LMP1 L.di Grassi, L.Duval, O.Jarvis Audi Sport Team Joest Audi 1m37.035s 0.999s
4 LMP1 M.Fassler, A.Lotterer, B.Treluyer Audi Sport Team Joest Audi 1m37.109s 1.073s
5 LMP1 A.Davidson, S.Buemi, K.Nakajima Toyota Racing Toyota 1m38.850s 2.814s
6 LMP1 A.Wurz, S.Sarrazin, M.Conway Toyota Racing Toyota 1m39.893s 3.857s
7 LMP1 A.Imperatori, D.Kraihamer, D.Abt Rebellion Racing Rebellion/AER 1m43.504s 7.468s
8 LMP1 N.Prost, M.Beche, N.Heidfeld Rebellion Racing Rebellion/AER 1m43.601s 7.565s
9 LMP1 S.Trummer, P.Kaffer Team ByKolles CLM/AER 1m43.983s 7.947s
10 LMP2 N.Leventis, D.Watts, J.Kane Strakka Racing Gibson/Nissan 1m45.720s 9.684s
11 LMP2 M.Howson, R.Bradley, N.Tandy KCMG ORECA/Nissan 1m45.802s 9.766s
12 LMP2 G.Yacaman, P.Derani, R.Gonzalez G-Drive Racing Ligier/Nissan 1m46.161s 10.125s
13 LMP2 N.Panciatici, P-L.Chatin, V.Capillaire Signatech Alpine Alpine/Nissan 1m46.730s 10.694s
14 LMP2 R.Rusinov, J.Canal, S.Bird G-Drive Racing Ligier/Nissan 1m46.983s 10.947s
15 LMP2 P.Ragues, O.Webb, A.Hamilton Team SARD Morand Morgan/SARD 1m47.269s 11.233s
16 LMP2 S.Sharp, R.Dalziel, D.H.Hansson Extreme Speed Motorsports Ligier/HPD 1m47.670s 11.634s
17 LMP2 E.Brown, J.van Overbeek, J.Fogarty Extreme Speed Motorsports Ligier/HPD 1m48.067s 12.031s
18 GTE Pro G.Bruni, T.Vilander AF Corse Ferrari 1m54.331s 18.295s
19 GTE Pro D.Rigon, J.Calado AF Corse Ferrari 1m54.481s 18.445s
20 GTE Pro F.Rees, A.MacDowall, R.Stanaway Aston Martin Racing Aston Martin 1m54.803s 18.767s
21 GTE Pro P.Pilet, F.Makowiecki Porsche Team Manthey Porsche 1m54.955s 18.919s
22 GTE Am C.Ried, K.Al Qubaisi, E.Bamber Abu Dhabi-Proton Racing Porsche 1m55.288s 19.252s
23 GTE Pro M.Sorensen, C.Nygaard Aston Martin Racing Aston Martin 1m55.299s 19.263s
24 GTE Pro R.Lietz, M.Christensen Porsche Team Manthey Porsche 1m55.354s 19.318s
25 GTE Pro D.Turner, S.Mucke, J.Adam Aston Martin Racing Aston Martin 1m55.505s 19.469s
26 GTE Am P.D.Lana, P.Lamy, M.Lauda Aston Martin Racing Aston Martin 1m55.733s 19.697s
27 GTE Am F.Perrodo, E.Collard, R.Aguas AF Corse Ferrari 1m56.246s 20.210s
28 GTE Am V.Shaytar, A.Bertolini, A.Basov SMP Racing Ferrari 1m56.295s 20.259s
29 GTE Am P.Dempsey, P.Long, M.Seefried Dempsey Racing - Proton Porsche 1m56.310s 20.274s
30 GTE Am G.Roda, P.Ruberti, K.Poulsen Larbre Competition Chevrolet 1m57.959s 21.923s
31 GTE Am F.Castellacci, R.Goethe, S.Hall Aston Martin Racing Aston Martin 1m58.485s 22.449s

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