Nurburgring WEC: Toyota 1-2 beats Porsche in last practice session

Toyota took the top spots in the final free practice for this weekend's World Endurance Championship race at the Nurburgring

Nurburgring WEC: Toyota 1-2 beats Porsche in last practice session

Jose Maria Lopez went fastest in the 60-minute session with a 1m38.969 seconds lap aboard the #7 Toyota TS050 HYBRID.

That was three-tenths slower than the fastest lap of the weekend so far for Porsche, set by Brendon Hartley, in Friday's second practice period.

Lopez's time was just under half a second faster than the second Toyota in which Kazuki Nakajima posted a lm39.396s right at the start of the session.

Porsche filled out third and fourth with its pair of high-downforce 919 Hybrids, with Timo Bernhard's 1m40.635s just edging out Neel Jani's 1m40.767s in the sister car.

The Anglo-Swiss Rebellion team was quickest in LMP2 for the second time in practice for this weekend with Bruno Senna.

The Brazilian posted a 1m46.017s at the end of the session in the team's #31 ORECA-Gibson 07, which missed the second period of practice on Friday afternoon.

Senna's time put him a couple of tenths up on Nelson Panciatici in the best of the Signatech Alpine OREACs, which ended up on a 1m46.221s.

Ford claimed top spot in GTE Pro courtesy of a 1m54.585s from Olivier Pla in the best of the Ganassi Ford GTs.

That was nearly four-tenths quicker than second-place Davide Rigon in the #71 AF Corse Ferrari 488 GTE.

Matteo Cairoli was fastest in GTE Am for the Dempsey Proton Porsche team.

PRACTICE THREE TIMES:

Pos Class Driver Team Car Time Gap Laps
1 LMP1 M.Conway, K.Kobayashi, J.M.Lopez Toyota Gazoo Racing Toyota 1m38.969s - 26
2 LMP1 S.Buemi, A.Davidson, K.Nakajima Toyota Gazoo Racing Toyota 1m39.396s 0.427s 29
3 LMP1 T.Bernhard, E.Bamber, B.Hartley Porsche LMP Team Porsche 1m40.635s 1.666s 32
4 LMP1 N.Jani, A.Lotterer, N.Tandy Porsche LMP Team Porsche 1m40.767s 1.798s 27
5 LMP2 J.Canal, B.Senna, F.Albuquerque Vaillante Rebellion ORECA/Gibson 1m46.017s 7.048s 27
6 LMP2 P.Ragues, A.Negrao, N.Panciatici Signatech Alpine Matmut Alpine/Gibson 1m46.221s 7.252s 27
7 LMP2 H-Pin Tung, O.Jarvis, T.Laurent Jackie Chan DC Racing ORECA/Gibson 1m46.341s 7.372s 30
8 LMP2 R.Gonzalez, S.Trummer, V.Petrov CEFC Manor TRS Racing ORECA/Gibson 1m46.385s 7.416s 30
9 LMP2 M.Beche, D.H.Hansson, P.Derani Vaillante Rebellion ORECA/Gibson 1m46.739s 7.770s 27
10 LMP2 F.Perrodo, M.Vaxiviere, E.Collard TDS Racing ORECA/Gibson 1m46.753s 7.784s 30
11 LMP2 N.Lapierre, G.Menezes, M.Rao Signatech Alpine Matmut Alpine/Gibson 1m46.868s 7.899s 27
12 LMP2 D.Cheng, A.Brundle, T.Gommendy Jackie Chan DC Racing ORECA/Gibson 1m47.015s 8.046s 28
13 LMP2 R.Rusinov, P.Thiriet, B.Hanley G-Drive Racing ORECA/Gibson 1m47.506s 8.537s 31
14 LMP2 T.Graves, J.Hirschi, R.Merhi CEFC Manor TRS Racing ORECA/Gibson 1m47.706s 8.737s 27
15 LMP1 O.Webb, D.Kraihamer, M.Bonanomi ByKOLLES Racing Team ENSO CLM/NISMO 1m47.750s 8.781s 18
16 LMP2 N.Moore, P.Hanson Tockwith Motorsports Ligier/Gibson 1m49.585s 10.616s 25
17 GTE Pro S.Mucke, O.Pla Ford Chip Ganassi Team UK Ford 1m54.875s 15.906s 25
18 GTE Pro D.Rigon, T.Vilander AF Corse Ferrari 1m55.221s 16.252s 24
19 GTE Pro J.Calado, A.P.Guidi AF Corse Ferrari 1m55.326s 16.357s 25
20 GTE Pro A.Priaulx, H.Tincknell Ford Chip Ganassi Team UK Ford 1m55.439s 16.470s 18
21 GTE Pro R.Lietz, F.Makowiecki Porsche GT Team Porsche 1m55.673s 16.704s 21
22 GTE Pro M.Christensen, K.Estre Porsche GT Team Porsche 1m56.066s 17.097s 31
23 GTE Am C.Ried, M.Cairoli, M.Dienst Dempsey-Proton Racing Porsche 1m56.882s 17.913s 24
24 GTE Am T.Flohr, F.Castellacci, M.Molina Spirit of Race Ferrari 1m57.108s 18.139s 28
25 GTE Am P.D.Lana, P.Lamy, M.Lauda Aston Martin Racing Aston Martin 1m57.123s 18.154s 21
26 GTE Pro N.Thiim, M.Sorensen Aston Martin Racing Aston Martin 1m57.208s 18.239s 18
27 GTE Pro D.Turner, J.Adam, D.Serra Aston Martin Racing Aston Martin 1m57.280s 18.311s 26
28 GTE Am M.Wainwright, B.Barker, N.Foster Gulf Racing Porsche 1m57.379s 18.410s 24
29 GTE Am Mok W.S., K.Sawa, M.Griffin Clearwater Racing Ferrari 1m58.274s 19.305s 26

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