Spa WEC: Porsche one-two in wet second practice

Porsche blocked out the top two positions in a wet second free practice session ahead of Saturday's round of the World Endurance Championship at Spa

Earl Bamber went fastest with a 2m25.495s lap aboard the #19 Porsche 919 Hybrid, which put him just under half a second ahead of team-mate Timo Bernhard on a 2m25.984s.

Andre Lotterer was third for Audi in the #7 R18 e-tron quattro on a 2m26.183s, which put him six tenths up on the final Porsche in the hands of Neel Jani.

The #8 Audi, which was involved in the first-session crash that has , did not run because repairs had not been completed.

The 90-minute session was held in driving rain that intensified in the final half hour, so much so that only a handful of cars ventured out on track.

The Straka Dome-Nissan S103 once again topped the LMP2 times, Danny Watts's 2m34.370s giving him a half second advantage over Mitch Evans in the Jota Sport Gibson-Nissan 015S.

Richard Lietz was quickest in GTE Pro in the best of the Manthey Porsche 911 RSRs.

His time of 2m37.058s put him three tenths up on Richie Stanaway's Aston Martin Vantage GTE.

Rui Aguas led the way for the AF Corse Ferrari team in GTE Am.

FREE PRACTICE 2 TIMES

Pos Class Driver Team Car Time Gap
1 LMP1 N.Hulkenberg, E.Bamber, N.Tandy Porsche Team Porsche 2m25.495s -
2 LMP1 T.Bernhard, M.Webber, B.Hartley Porsche Team Porsche 2m25.984s 0.489s
3 LMP1 M.Fassler, A.Lotterer, B.Treluyer Audi Sport Team Joest Audi 2m26.183s 0.688s
4 LMP1 R.Dumas, N.Jani, M.Lieb Porsche Team Porsche 2m26.721s 1.226s
5 LMP1 F.Albuquerque, M.Bonanomi, R.Rast Audi Sport Team Joest Audi 2m28.056s 2.561s
6 LMP1 A.Wurz, S.Sarrazin, M.Conway Toyota Racing Toyota 2m28.732s 3.237s
7 LMP2 N.Leventis, D.Watts, J.Kane Strakka Racing Dome/Nissan 2m34.370s 8.875s
8 LMP2 S.Dolan, M.Evans, H.Tincknell JOTA Sport Gibson/Nissan 2m34.847s 9.352s
9 LMP2 R.Rusinov, J.Canal, S.Bird G-Drive Racing Ligier/Nissan 2m36.571s 11.076s
10 LMP2 G.Yacaman, P.Derani, R.Gonzalez G-Drive Racing Ligier/Nissan 2m36.638s 11.143s
11 GTE Pro F.Makowiecki, R.Lietz Porsche Team Manthey Porsche 2m37.058s 11.563s
12 GTE Pro A.MacDowall, F.Rees, R.Stanaway Aston Martin Racing V8 Aston Martin 2m37.356s 11.861s
13 GTE Pro D.Turner, S.Mucke, R.Bell Aston Martin Racing Aston Martin 2m37.428s 11.933s
14 GTE Pro G.Bruni, T.Vilander AF Corse Ferrari 2m37.717s 12.222s
15 GTE Pro S.Muller, K.Estre Porsche Team Manthey Porsche 2m38.217s 12.722s
16 GTE Pro D.Rigon, J.Calado AF Corse Ferrari 2m38.301s 12.806s
17 GTE Pro C.Nygaard, M.Sorensen, J.Adam Aston Martin Racing Aston Martin 2m38.469s 12.974s
18 LMP2 P.Ragues, O.Webb, Z.Amberg Team SARD Morand Morgan/SARD 2m39.852s 14.357s
19 GTE Am F.Perrodo, E.Collard, R.Aguas AF Corse Ferrari 2m41.645s 16.150s
20 GTE Am G.Roda, P.Ruberti, K.Poulsen Larbre Competition Chevrolet 2m41.798s 16.303s
21 GTE Am P.Dempsey, P.Long, M.Seefried Dempsey-Proton Racing Porsche 2m41.949s 16.454s
22 GTE Am D.Cameron, M.Griffin, A.Mortimer AF Corse Ferrari 2m42.551s 17.056s
23 GTE Am F.Castellacci, R.Goethe, S.Hall Aston Martin Racing Aston Martin 2m43.011s 17.516s
24 LMP1 S.Trummer, V.Liuzzi, C.Klien Team ByKolles CLM/AER 2m43.157s 17.662s
25 GTE Am P.D.Lana, P.Lamy, M.Lauda Aston Martin Racing Aston Martin 2m43.333s 17.838s
26 GTE Am C.Ried, K.Al Qubaisi, K.Bachler Abu Dhabi-Proton Racing Porsche 2m45.022s 19.527s
27 LMP2 E.Brown, J.van Overbeek, J.Fogarty Extreme Speed Motorsports Ligier/HPD 2m45.822s 20.327s
28 LMP2 N.Panciatici, P-L.Chatin, V.Capillaire Signatech Alpine Alpine/Nissan 2m46.495s 21.000s
29 LMP1 A.Davidson, S.Buemi, K.Nakajima Toyota Racing Toyota - -
30 LMP1 L.di Grassi, L.Duval, O.Jarvis Audi Sport Team Joest Audi - -
31 LMP2 S.Sharp, R.Dalziel, D.H.Hansson Extreme Speed Motorsports Ligier/HPD - -
32 LMP2 J.Nicolet, J-M.Merlin, E.Maris Oak Racing Ligier/Nissan - -
33 LMP2 M.Howson, R.Bradley, N.Lapierre KCMG ORECA/Nissan - -
34 GTE Am V.Shaytar, A.Bertolini, A.Basov SMP Racing Ferrari - -


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