Toyotas move ahead in second practice for WEC at Spa

Stephane Sarrazin headed a Toyota one-two in the second free practice for the second round of the World Endurance Championship at Spa

Toyotas move ahead in second practice for WEC at Spa

The Frenchman set the #6 Toyota TS050 HYBRID's best time of 1m58.566s during the early running in which most of the leading times were set, which was enough to guarantee top spot by 0.155s ahead of the sister #5 car of Kazuki Nakajima.

The #1 Porsche, which had set the pace in the first session earlier today, was third fastest in the hands of starting driver Mark Webber.

He was six-tenths off the pace of Sarrazin, with the sister #2 machine driven by Marc Lieb a further four-tenths behind.

The #7 Audi was fifth fastest in the hands of Benoit Treluyer, 1.743s off the pace, but the sister machine did not run.

This was because of a failure of the front-axle drivetrain, which the team was unable to repair in time to participate in the 90-minute session.

The new Manor team set the pace in LMP2 for the first time in its short history in WEC, with ex-Formula 1 racer Roberto Merhi quickest in the #45 ORECA, eight-tenths faster than the G-Drive-backed Jota Sport Gibson driven by Giedo van der Garde.

James Calado was fastest in GTE Pro in the #51 AF Corse Ferrari, with the team also setting the pace in GTE Am thanks to Rui Aguas's speed.

The session was brought to a premature close with seven minutes remaining when it was red flagged because the #50 Larbre Chevrolet driven by Yutaka Yamagishi was in the barrier.

FP2 TIMES

Pos Class Driver Team Car Time Laps
1 LMP1 S.Sarrazin, M.Conway, K.Kobayashi Toyota Gazoo Racing Toyota 1m58.556s 19
2 LMP1 A.Davidson, S.Buemi, K.Nakajima Toyota Gazoo Racing Toyota 1m58.711s 27
3 LMP1 T.Bernhard, M.Webber, B.Hartley Porsche Team Porsche 1m59.176s 29
4 LMP1 R.Dumas, N.Jani, M.Lieb Porsche Team Porsche 1m59.601s 24
5 LMP1 M.Fassler, A.Lotterer, B.Treluyer Audi Sport Team Joest Audi 2m00.299s 23
6 LMP1 N.Prost, N.Piquet Jr., N.Heidfeld Rebellion Racing Rebellion/AER 2m04.850s 21
7 LMP1 S.Trummer, O.Webb, J.Rossiter ByKOLLES Racing Team CLM/AER 2m05.731s 22
8 LMP1 M.Tuscher, D.Kraihamer, A.Imperatori Rebellion Racing Rebellion/AER 2m05.966s 30
9 LMP2 M.Rao, R.Bradley, R.Merhi Manor ORECA/Nissan 2m07.865s 27
10 LMP2 S.Dolan, G.van der Garde, J.Dennis G-Drive Racing Gibson/Nissan 2m08.719s 30
11 LMP2 G.Menezes, N.Lapierre, S.Richelmi Signatech Alpine Alpine/Nissan 2m08.720s 28
12 LMP2 R.Rusinov, N.Berthon, R.Rast G-Drive Racing ORECA/Nissan 2m08.802s 26
13 LMP2 T.Graves, W.Stevens, J.Jakes Manor ORECA/Nissan 2m09.004s 22
14 LMP2 V.Petrov, K.Ladygin, V.Shaytar SMP Racing BR Engineering/Nissan 2m09.188s 31
15 LMP2 D.Cheng, H-Pin Tung, N.Panciatici Baxi DC Racing Alpine Alpine/Nissan 2m09.638s 31
16 LMP2 N.Leventis, D.Watts, J.Kane Strakka Racing Gibson/Nissan 2m09.742s 31
17 LMP2 R.Gonzalez, F.Albuquerque, B.Senna RGR Sport by Morand Ligier/Nissan 2m09.885s 28
18 LMP2 R.Dalziel, P.Derani, C.Cumming Extreme Speed Motorsports Ligier/Nissan 2m10.668s 28
19 LMP2 N.Minassian, M.Mediani, D.Markozov SMP Racing BR Engineering/Nissan 2m10.989s 25
20 LMP2 S.Sharp, E.Brown, J.van Overbeek Extreme Speed Motorsports Ligier/Nissan 2m11.529s 29
21 GTE Pro G.Bruni, J.Calado AF Corse Ferrari 2m18.494s 24
22 GTE Pro R.Stanaway, F.Rees, J.Adam Aston Martin Racing Aston Martin 2m18.967s 32
23 GTE Pro D.Rigon, S.Bird AF Corse Ferrari 2m19.219s 31
24 GTE Pro N.Thiim, M.Sorensen, D.Turner Aston Martin Racing Aston Martin 2m19.424s 24
25 GTE Pro B.Johnson, S.Mucke, O.Pla Ford Chip Ganassi Team UK Ford 2m19.964s 28
26 GTE Am F.Perrodo, E.Collard, R.Aguas AF Corse Ferrari 2m20.130s 30
27 GTE Pro M.Franchitti, A.Priaulx, H.Tincknell Ford Chip Ganassi Team UK Ford 2m20.395s 25
28 GTE Am M.Wainwright, A.Carroll, B.Barker Gulf Racing Porsche 2m20.397s 27
29 GTE Am P.D.Lana, P.Lamy, M.Lauda Aston Martin Racing Aston Martin 2m20.893s 27
30 GTE Pro R.Lietz, M.Christensen Dempsey-Proton Racing Porsche 2m21.150s 24
31 GTE Am Y.Yamagishi, P.Ragues, P.Ruberti Larbre Competition Chevrolet 2m21.411s 26
32 GTE Am C.Ried, W.Henzler, J.Camathias KCMG Porsche 2m21.758s 23
33 GTE Am K.Al Qubaisi, D.H.Hansson, P.Long Abu Dhabi-Proton Racing Porsche 2m22.784s 31
34 LMP1 L.di Grassi, L.Duval, O.Jarvis Audi Sport Team Joest Audi - 0


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