Porsche fastest in final Spa World Endurance Championship practice

Porsche returned to the top of the times in final free practice for this weekend's Spa round of the World Endurance Championship

Porsche fastest in final Spa World Endurance Championship practice

Timo Bernhard went quickest aboard the #1 Porsche 919 Hybrid with the fastest time of the weekend .

The German led the way initially with a 1m58.485s, before team-mate Brendon Hartley jumped in the car and set a 1m57.274s

Bernhard then returned to the cockpit and posted a 1m56.465s.

That compared with Neel Jani's 1m58.163s in the second of the Porsche LMP1s.

The best of the Toyota TS050 HYBRIDs, which had finished one-two in second free practice, was less than two tenths behind in third place courtesy of a 1m58.327s from Kamui Kobayashi.

Andre Lotter took fourth place in the fastest Audi R18 e-tron quattro on a 1m58.976s.

Sebastien Buemi was fifth in the second Toyota, while Lucas di Grassi ended up sixth in the #8 Audi.

The second of the R18 e-tron quattros lost time in the session to front suspension and bodywork repairs after Loic Duval made contact with the KCMG/Proton GTE Am class Porsche 911 RSR at the Bus Stop chicane.

The G-Drive Racing ORECA-Nissan 05 led the way in LMP2.

Nathanael Berthon headed the times early on in the Jota-run car before team-mate Rene Rast posted a 2m07.341s.

That put him four tenths up on Nelson Panciatici in the second of the Signatech Alpine ORECA coupes.

The two factory AF Corse Ferraris headed the GTE Pro order.

Gianmaria Bruni ended up quickest with a 2m17.874s, which put him just over three tenths up on Davide Rigon in the second of the new 488 GTEs.

Paulo Ruberti was fastest in GTE Am aboard the Larbre Competition Chevrolet Corvette C7.R.

PRACTICE THREE TIMES

Pos Class Driver Team Car Time Gap
1 LMP1 T.Bernhard, M.Webber, B.Hartley Porsche Team Porsche 1m56.465s -
2 LMP1 R.Dumas, N.Jani, M.Lieb Porsche Team Porsche 1m58.163s 1.698s
3 LMP1 S.Sarrazin, M.Conway, K.Kobayashi Toyota Gazoo Racing Toyota 1m58.327s 1.862s
4 LMP1 M.Fassler, A.Lotterer, B.Treluyer Audi Sport Team Joest Audi 1m58.976s 2.511s
5 LMP1 A.Davidson, S.Buemi, K.Nakajima Toyota Gazoo Racing Toyota 1m59.440s 2.975s
6 LMP1 L.di Grassi, L.Duval, O.Jarvis Audi Sport Team Joest Audi 2m00.295s 3.830s
7 LMP1 M.Tuscher, D.Kraihamer, A.Imperatori Rebellion Racing Rebellion/AER 2m02.751s 6.286s
8 LMP1 S.Trummer, O.Webb, J.Rossiter ByKOLLES Racing Team CLM/AER 2m04.239s 7.774s
9 LMP1 N.Prost, N.Piquet Jr., N.Heidfeld Rebellion Racing Rebellion/AER 2m04.718s 8.253s
10 LMP2 R.Rusinov, N.Berthon, R.Rast G-Drive Racing ORECA/Nissan 2m07.341s -
11 LMP2 D.Cheng, H-Pin Tung, N.Panciatici Baxi DC Racing Alpine Alpine/Nissan 2m07.771s -
12 LMP2 G.Menezes, N.Lapierre, S.Richelmi Signatech Alpine Alpine/Nissan 2m08.111s -
13 LMP2 T.Graves, W.Stevens, J.Jakes Manor ORECA/Nissan 2m08.768s -
14 LMP2 R.Gonzalez, F.Albuquerque, B.Senna RGR Sport by Morand Ligier/Nissan 2m09.494s -
15 LMP2 N.Minassian, M.Mediani, D.Markozov SMP Racing BR Engineering/Nissan 2m09.759s -
16 LMP2 N.Leventis, D.Watts, J.Kane Strakka Racing Gibson/Nissan 2m09.785s -
17 LMP2 S.Dolan, G.van der Garde, J.Dennis G-Drive Racing Gibson/Nissan 2m09.972s -
18 LMP2 V.Petrov, K.Ladygin, V.Shaytar SMP Racing BR Engineering/Nissan 2m10.155s -
19 LMP2 R.Dalziel, P.Derani, C.Cumming Extreme Speed Motorsports Ligier/Nissan 2m10.764s -
20 LMP2 M.Rao, R.Bradley, R.Merhi Manor ORECA/Nissan 2m11.006s -
21 LMP2 S.Sharp, E.Brown, J.van Overbeek Extreme Speed Motorsports Ligier/Nissan 2m11.364s -
22 GTE Pro G.Bruni, J.Calado AF Corse Ferrari 2m17.874s -
23 GTE Pro D.Rigon, S.Bird AF Corse Ferrari 2m18.203s -
24 GTE Pro N.Thiim, M.Sorensen, D.Turner Aston Martin Racing Aston Martin 2m18.730s -
25 GTE Pro R.Stanaway, F.Rees, J.Adam Aston Martin Racing Aston Martin 2m19.255s -
26 GTE Pro M.Franchitti, A.Priaulx, H.Tincknell Ford Chip Ganassi Team UK Ford 2m19.858s -
27 GTE Am P.D.Lana, P.Lamy, M.Lauda Aston Martin Racing Aston Martin 2m19.860s -
28 GTE Pro R.Lietz, M.Christensen Dempsey-Proton Racing Porsche 2m20.022s -
29 GTE Am Y.Yamagishi, P.Ragues, P.Ruberti Larbre Competition Chevrolet 2m20.494s -
30 GTE Am C.Ried, W.Henzler, J.Camathias KCMG Porsche 2m20.767s -
31 GTE Pro B.Johnson, S.Mucke, O.Pla Ford Chip Ganassi Team UK Ford 2m20.941s -
32 GTE Am K.Al Qubaisi, D.H.Hansson, P.Long Abu Dhabi-Proton Racing Porsche 2m20.965s -
33 GTE Am F.Perrodo, E.Collard, R.Aguas AF Corse Ferrari 2m21.062s -
34 GTE Am M.Wainwright, A.Carroll, B.Barker Gulf Racing Porsche 2m21.403s -

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