Nurburgring WEC: Porsche fastest again in practice two

Porsche blocked out the top two positions in second free practice for Sunday's Nurburgring round of the World Endurance Championship

Nurburgring WEC: Porsche fastest again in practice two

Brendon Hartley topped the times in the best of the Porsche 919 Hybrids early on in a 90-minute session interrupted by a short red-flag stoppage and light rain.

His 1m38.663s put him nearly a second ahead of team-mate Andre Lotterer, who ended up on a 1m39.629s.

Anthony Davidson was just behind in the best of the Toyota TS050 HYBRIDs on a 1m39.773s.

The second Toyota was nearly two seconds in arrears in Kamui Kobayashi's hands.

The G-Racing team led the way in LMP2 with a 1m47.188s from Ben Hanley, who is driving the team's ORECA-Gibson 07 in place of Alex Lynn this weekend.

Rebellion took second in class thanks to a 1m47.410s from Mathias Beche.

The four GTE Pro manufacturers shared out the top positions in class.

Porsche was quickest with a 1m56.244s from Frederic Makowiecki, which put him almost exactly a tenth up on Aston Martin driver Nicki Thiim.

Ferrari took third in the second session times with Alessandro Pier Guidi on a 1m56.766s, while Stefan Mucke was fourth for Ford.

Miguel Molina was quickest in GTE Am for the AF Corse-run Spirit of Race Ferrari team.

PRACTICE TWO TIMES:

Pos Class Driver Team Car Time Gap Laps
1 LMP1 T.Bernhard, E.Bamber, B.Hartley Porsche LMP Team Porsche 1m38.663s - 39
2 LMP1 N.Jani, A.Lotterer, N.Tandy Porsche LMP Team Porsche 1m39.629s 0.966s 40
3 LMP1 S.Buemi, A.Davidson, K.Nakajima Toyota Gazoo Racing Toyota 1m39.773s 1.110s 38
4 LMP1 M.Conway, K.Kobayashi, J.M.Lopez Toyota Gazoo Racing Toyota 1m41.656s 2.993s 36
5 LMP2 R.Rusinov, P.Thiriet, B.Hanley G-Drive Racing ORECA/Gibson 1m47.188s 8.525s 36
6 LMP2 M.Beche, D.H.Hansson, P.Derani Vaillante Rebellion ORECA/Gibson 1m47.410s 8.747s 28
7 LMP2 N.Lapierre, G.Menezes, M.Rao Signatech Alpine Matmut Alpine/Gibson 1m47.604s 8.941s 34
8 LMP2 P.Ragues, A.Negrao, N.Panciatici Signatech Alpine Matmut Alpine/Gibson 1m47.755s 9.092s 36
9 LMP2 R.Gonzalez, S.Trummer, V.Petrov CEFC Manor TRS Racing ORECA/Gibson 1m47.889s 9.226s 29
10 LMP2 H-Pin Tung, O.Jarvis, T.Laurent Jackie Chan DC Racing ORECA/Gibson 1m48.326s 9.663s 35
11 LMP1 O.Webb, D.Kraihamer, M.Bonanomi ByKOLLES Racing Team ENSO CLM/NISMO 1m48.592s 9.929s 20
12 LMP2 D.Cheng, A.Brundle, T.Gommendy Jackie Chan DC Racing ORECA/Gibson 1m48.705s 10.042s 31
13 LMP2 F.Perrodo, M.Vaxiviere, E.Collard TDS Racing ORECA/Gibson 1m49.127s 10.464s 30
14 LMP2 T.Graves, J.Hirschi, R.Merhi CEFC Manor TRS Racing ORECA/Gibson 1m49.179s 10.516s 34
15 LMP2 N.Moore, P.Hanson Tockwith Motorsports Ligier/Gibson 1m50.165s 11.502s 40
16 GTE Pro R.Lietz, F.Makowiecki Porsche GT Team Porsche 1m56.244s 17.581s 41
17 GTE Pro N.Thiim, M.Sorensen Aston Martin Racing Aston Martin 1m56.343s 17.680s 32
18 GTE Pro J.Calado, A.P.Guidi AF Corse Ferrari 1m56.766s 18.103s 32
19 GTE Pro S.Mucke, O.Pla Ford Chip Ganassi Team UK Ford 1m56.812s 18.149s 29
20 GTE Pro D.Rigon, T.Vilander AF Corse Ferrari 1m56.919s 18.256s 32
21 GTE Pro D.Turner, J.Adam, D.Serra Aston Martin Racing Aston Martin 1m56.965s 18.302s 35
22 GTE Am T.Flohr, F.Castellacci, M.Molina Spirit of Race Ferrari 1m57.592s 18.929s 31
23 GTE Pro A.Priaulx, H.Tincknell Ford Chip Ganassi Team UK Ford 1m57.613s 18.950s 31
24 GTE Pro M.Christensen, K.Estre Porsche GT Team Porsche 1m57.685s 19.022s 39
25 GTE Am Mok W.S., K.Sawa, M.Griffin Clearwater Racing Ferrari 1m57.802s 19.139s 33
26 GTE Am C.Ried, M.Cairoli, M.Dienst Dempsey-Proton Racing Porsche 1m57.985s 19.322s 31
27 GTE Am P.D.Lana, P.Lamy, M.Lauda Aston Martin Racing Aston Martin 1m58.330s 19.667s 37
28 GTE Am M.Wainwright, B.Barker, N.Foster Gulf Racing Porsche 1m59.211s 20.548s 15
29 LMP2 J.Canal, B.Senna, F.Albuquerque Vaillante Rebellion ORECA/Gibson - - 0


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