Romain Dumas keeps Audi on top in final practice for Sebring 12 Hours

Audi maintained its stranglehold on the top of the timesheets in final practice for the Sebring 12 Hours

Romain Dumas keeps Audi on top in final practice for Sebring 12 Hours

Romain Dumas ended up fastest in the only one of the three R18 TDIs to take to the track in the fourth session. The other two R18s had completed their test programmes ahead of Friday afternoon's qualifying session for the FIA World Endurance Championship opener and did not run.

Dumas set a best time of 1m48.200s, which was more than 1.5s up on the second-placed OAK Pescarolo-Judd driven by Guillaume Moreau. Third fastest, a further 0.2s behind, was the best of the Rebellion Lola-Toyotas in the hands of Andrea Belicchi.

Two HPDs ended up fourth and fifth. Pickett Racing driver Lucas Luhr was just over 0.1s up on sportscar newcomer Karun Chandhok in the JRM entry.

The LMP2 times were led by OAK's Morgan-Judd. Olivier Pla set the best time of 1m51.318s, which was 0.5s up on the Starworks HPD driven by Stephane Sarrazin.

Richard Lietz jumped to the head of the GT order in the dying seconds in the best of the Felbermayr-Proton Porsches. His 1m59.987s lap put him 0.2s ahead of Jaime Melo in the Luxury Racing Ferrari.

Pos Cl Drivers Team/Car Time 1. P1 Bernhard/Dumas/Duval Audi 1m48.200s 2. P1 Baguette/Kraihamer/Moreau OAK Pescarolo-Judd 1m49.964s 3. P1 Belicchi/Bleekemolen/Primat Rebellion Lola-Toyota 1m50.134s 4. P1 Graf/Luhr/Pagenaud Pickett HPD 1m50.150s 5. P1 Brabham/Chandhok/Dumbreck JRM HPD 1m50.297s 6. P1 Heidfeld/Jani/Prost Rebellion Lola-Toyota 1m50.361s 7. P1 Kane/Leventis/Watts Strakka HPD 1m50.383s 8. P1 Boullion/Collard/Jousse Pescarolo-Judd 1m51.304s 9. P2 Lahaye/Nicolet/Pla OAK Morgan-Judd 1m51.318s 10. P1 Dyson/Smith/Kane Dyson Lola-Mazda 1m51.558s 11. P2 Dalziel/Potolicchio/Sarrazin Starworks HPD 1m51.842s 12. P2 Graves/Kerr/Martin ADR-Delta ORECA-Nissan1m51.899s 13. P2 Lombard/Mailleux/Tresson Signatech ORECA-Nissan1m52.030s 14. P2 Companc/Kaffer/Ayari Pecom ORECA-Nissan 1m52.223s 15. P2 Julian/Gonzalez/Zugel Greaves Zytek-Nissan 1m52.465s 16. P2 Dracone/Hansson/Plowman Conquest Morgan-Judd 1m53.289s 17. P2 Diaz/Hunter-Reay/Tucker Level 5 HPD 1m53.624s 18. P2 Curtis/Fogarty/Pappas Black Swan Lola-HPD 1m54.242s 19. P2 Holzer/Moro/Shultis Lotus Lola 1m54.407s 20. P2 Barbosa/Bouchut/Tucker Level 5 HPD 1m54.523s 21. PC Friselle/Popow/Viso CORE FLM 1m55.606s 22. PC Drissi/Gonzalez/Junqueira RSR FLM 1m56.135s 23. PC Ducote/Echeverria/Sanchez Merchant FLM 1m56.352s 24. PC Bennett/Braun/Lux CORE FLM 1m56.716s 25. PC Dobson/Leitzinger/Junco PR1 FLM 1m57.098s 26. PC Downs/Marcelli/Stirling Merchant FLM 1m58.009s 27. PC Cameron/Ende/Richard Dempsey FLM 1m58.385s 28. PC Matos/Nicolosi/Vera Performance Tech FLM 1m58.486s 29. PC Gidley/Guasch/Wills Muscle Milk ORECA 1m58.561s 30. GTE P Lieb/Lietz/Pilet Felbermayr Porsche 1m59.987s 31. GTE P Makowiecki/Melo/Vernay Luxury Ferrari 2m00.187s 32. GTE P Bruni/Fisichella/Vilander AF Corse Ferrari 2m00.233s 33. GTE P Cosmo/Sharp/van Overbeek Extreme Speed Ferrari 2m00.298s 34. GTE P Alzen/Auberlen/Muller RLL BMW 2m00.420s 35. GTE P Hand/Muller/Summerton RLL BMW 2m00.483s 36. GTE P Garcia/Magnussen/Taylor Corvette 2m00.784s 37. GTE P Gavin/Milner/Westbrook Corvette 2m01.042s 38. GTE P Bertolini/Beretta/Gioci AF Corse Ferrari 2m01.295s 39. GTE A Krohn/Jonsson/Rugolo Krohn Ferrari 2m01.348s 40. GTE P Bergmeister/Holzer/Long Flying Lizard Porsche 2m01.479s 41. GTE A Ried/Roda/Ruberti Felbermayr Porsche 2m01.536s 42. GTE P Henzler/Ragginger/Sellers Falken Porsche 2m01.539s 43. GTE P Fernandez/Mucke/Turner Aston Martin 2m01.557s 44. GTE P Brown/Lazzaro/Segal Extreme Speed Ferrari 2m01.930s 45. GTE P Bell/Maassen/Miller Paul Miller Porsche 2m02.271s 46. P2 Fatien/Ihara/Johansson Gulf Lola-Nissan 2m02.359s 47. GTE P Lally/Law/Neiman Flying Lizard Porsche 2m02.366s 48. GTE A Bornhauser/Canal/Lamy Larbre Corvette 2m02.402s 49. GTE A Beltoise/Ehret/Jakubowski Luxury Ferrari 2m03.723s 50. GTE A Belloc/Bourret/Gibon Larbre Corvette 2m03.771s 51. GTE A Aguas/Kauffman/Waltrip AF Corse Ferrari 2m04.823s 52. GTE A Binnie/Palttala/Camathias JWA-Avila Porsche 2m05.009s 53. GTC Dumoulin/Keen/MacNeil Alex Job Porsche 2m06.365s 54. GTC Bleekemolen/Faulkner/LeSaffre Green Hornet Porsche 2m06.439s 55. GTC Cisneros/Edwards/Kauffmann NGT Porsche 2m06.586s 56. GTC Bunting/di Guida/Pumpelly TRG Porsche 2m06.627s 57. GTC Benitez/Benitez/Thiim NGT Porsche 2m07.263s 58. GTC Bell/Sweedler/von Moltke Alex Job Porsche 2m08.421s 59. GTC Avenatti/Faieta/Wagner Competition Porsche 2m09.660s 60. GTC Sofronas/Villeneuve/Welch GMC Porsche 2m10.048s 61. GTC Bullitt/Cumming/Estre JDX Porsche 2m10.291s 62. P1 Fassler/Lotterer/Treluyer Audi No time 63. P1 Capello/Kristensen/McNish Audi No time 64. P2 Giroix/Jousse/Charouz Gulf Lola-Nissan No time 
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