Porsche and Toyota fastest in one session each in Mexico WEC practice

Porsche claimed the fastest time across the final free practice sessions ahead of qualifying for tomorrow's Mexico City round of the World Endurance Championship

Porsche and Toyota fastest in one session each in Mexico WEC practice

Brendon Hartley posted the fastest time of the weekend so far with a 1m25.007s in the #2 919 Hybrid during the 90-minute morning session, before Nick Tandy went fastest with a 1m25.678s in the one-hour afternoon period.

The #1 Porsche subsequently lost the time for a pitlane speeding infringement by Tandy.

Toyota trailed the Porsches in Friday's session and this morning, but Sebastien Buemi knocked nearly a second off the best time by one of the TS050 HYBRIDs in the afternoon to end up at the top of the timesheets on 1m25.789s.

Tandy finished second in the afternoon times with a 1m25.983s set after his pitlane speeding infringement.

Mike Conway took third on a 1m26.069s in the second of the Toyotas.

The #2 Porsche ended the final session fourth in the times with a 1m26.127s from Timo Bernhard.

The Jackie Chan DC Racing squad was fastest in LMP2 in both Saturday sessions with its pair of ORECA-Gibson 07s.

Ho-Pin Tung set the pace in the morning on a 1m33.390s, while Alex Brundle went faster by two tenths in the afternoon with a 1m33.130s.

Nicolas Lapierre was just over one hundredth slower than Brundle in the afternoon with a 1m33.144s aboard the Signatech Alpine ORECA.

Third fastest P2 time of the day was a 1m33.150s set by Alex Lynn in the G-Drive ORECA.

Ferrari posted the quickest GTE Pro time of the day courtesy of a 1m39.722s from Sam Bird in the #71 AF Corse-run 488 GTE in the afternoon.

That was just over a tenth clear of Stefan Mucke in the fastest of the Ganassi Ford GTs.

The German's 1m39.886s just eclipsed the 1m39.931s with which Marco Sorensen had topped the class order in the morning in the fastest of the Aston Martin Vantage GTEs.

Ben Barker set the pace in GTE Am for the Gulf Racing UK Porsche 911 RSR in the afternoon.

His 1m41.069s was just five thousandths quicker than Matteo Cairoli in the Dempsey-Proton Porsche.

FP2 times

Pos Class Driver Team Car Gap
1 LMP1 T.Bernhard, E.Bamber, B.Hartley Porsche LMP Team Porsche 1m25.007s
2 LMP1 N.Jani, A.Lotterer, N.Tandy Porsche LMP Team Porsche 0.484s
3 LMP1 M.Conway, K.Kobayashi, J.M.Lopez Toyota Gazoo Racing Toyota 1.674s
4 LMP1 S.Buemi, A.Davidson, K.Nakajima Toyota Gazoo Racing Toyota 2.313s
5 LMP2 H-Pin Tung, O.Jarvis, T.Laurent Jackie Chan DC Racing ORECA/Gibson 8.383s
6 LMP2 R.Rusinov, P.Thiriet, A.Lynn G-Drive Racing ORECA/Gibson 8.659s
7 LMP2 J.Canal, N.Prost, B.Senna Vaillante Rebellion ORECA/Gibson 8.797s
8 LMP2 D.Cheng, A.Brundle, T.Gommendy Jackie Chan DC Racing ORECA/Gibson 8.862s
9 LMP2 N.Lapierre, G.Menezes, A.Negrao Signatech Alpine Matmut Alpine/Gibson 8.894s
10 LMP2 F.Perrodo, M.Vaxiviere, E.Collard TDS Racing ORECA/Gibson 9.848s
11 LMP2 M.Beche, D.H.Hansson, N.Piquet Jr. Vaillante Rebellion ORECA/Gibson 9.867s
12 LMP2 R.Gonzalez, S.Trummer, V.Petrov CEFC Manor TRS Racing ORECA/Gibson 10.377s
13 LMP2 M.Rao, B.Hanley, J-E.Vergne CEFC Manor TRS Racing ORECA/Gibson 10.403s
14 GTE Pro N.Thiim, M.Sorensen Aston Martin Racing Aston Martin 14.924s
15 GTE Pro D.Turner, J.Adam, D.Serra Aston Martin Racing Aston Martin 15.195s
16 GTE Pro J.Calado, A.P.Guidi AF Corse Ferrari 15.305s
17 GTE Pro A.Priaulx, H.Tincknell Ford Chip Ganassi Team UK Ford 15.331s
18 GTE Pro D.Rigon, S.Bird AF Corse Ferrari 15.588s
19 GTE Pro R.Lietz, F.Makowiecki Porsche GT Team Porsche 15.611s
20 GTE Pro S.Mucke, O.Pla Ford Chip Ganassi Team UK Ford 15.772s
21 GTE Pro M.Christensen, K.Estre Porsche GT Team Porsche 15.912s
22 GTE Am C.Ried, M.Cairoli, M.Dienst Dempsey-Proton Racing Porsche 16.529s
23 GTE Am P.D.Lana, P.Lamy, M.Lauda Aston Martin Racing Aston Martin 16.896s
24 GTE Am M.Wainwright, B.Barker, N.Foster Gulf Racing Porsche 16.972s
25 GTE Am T.Flohr, F.Castellacci, M.Molina Spirit of Race Ferrari 17.416s
26 GTE Am Mok W.S., K.Sawa, M.Griffin Clearwater Racing Ferrari 17.742s

FP3 times

Pos Class Driver Team Car Gap
1 LMP1 S.Buemi, A.Davidson, K.Nakajima Toyota Gazoo Racing Toyota 1m25.789s
2 LMP1 N.Jani, A.Lotterer, N.Tandy Porsche LMP Team Porsche 0.194s
3 LMP1 M.Conway, K.Kobayashi, J.M.Lopez Toyota Gazoo Racing Toyota 0.280s
4 LMP1 T.Bernhard, E.Bamber, B.Hartley Porsche LMP Team Porsche 0.338s
5 LMP2 D.Cheng, A.Brundle, T.Gommendy Jackie Chan DC Racing ORECA/Gibson 7.341s
6 LMP2 N.Lapierre, G.Menezes, A.Negrao Signatech Alpine Matmut Alpine/Gibson 7.355s
7 LMP2 R.Rusinov, P.Thiriet, A.Lynn G-Drive Racing ORECA/Gibson 7.361s
8 LMP2 H-Pin Tung, O.Jarvis, T.Laurent Jackie Chan DC Racing ORECA/Gibson 7.402s
9 LMP2 F.Perrodo, M.Vaxiviere, E.Collard TDS Racing ORECA/Gibson 7.931s
10 LMP2 J.Canal, N.Prost, B.Senna Vaillante Rebellion ORECA/Gibson 8.004s
11 LMP2 R.Gonzalez, S.Trummer, V.Petrov CEFC Manor TRS Racing ORECA/Gibson 8.529s
12 LMP2 M.Rao, B.Hanley, J-E.Vergne CEFC Manor TRS Racing ORECA/Gibson 8.750s
13 LMP2 M.Beche, D.H.Hansson, N.Piquet Jr. Vaillante Rebellion ORECA/Gibson 8.866s
14 GTE Pro D.Rigon, S.Bird AF Corse Ferrari 13.933s
15 GTE Pro S.Mucke, O.Pla Ford Chip Ganassi Team UK Ford 14.097s
16 GTE Pro M.Christensen, K.Estre Porsche GT Team Porsche 14.193s
17 GTE Pro R.Lietz, F.Makowiecki Porsche GT Team Porsche 14.216s
18 GTE Pro D.Turner, J.Adam, D.Serra Aston Martin Racing Aston Martin 14.284s
19 GTE Pro A.Priaulx, H.Tincknell Ford Chip Ganassi Team UK Ford 14.721s
20 GTE Pro J.Calado, A.P.Guidi AF Corse Ferrari 15.004s
21 GTE Pro N.Thiim, M.Sorensen Aston Martin Racing Aston Martin 15.008s
22 GTE Am M.Wainwright, B.Barker, N.Foster Gulf Racing Porsche 15.280s
23 GTE Am C.Ried, M.Cairoli, M.Dienst Dempsey-Proton Racing Porsche 15.285s
24 GTE Am Mok W.S., K.Sawa, M.Griffin Clearwater Racing Ferrari 16.223s
25 GTE Am T.Flohr, F.Castellacci, M.Molina Spirit of Race Ferrari 16.244s
26 GTE Am P.D.Lana, P.Lamy, M.Lauda Aston Martin Racing Aston Martin 16.920s

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