WEC Bahrain: Jani keeps #2 Porsche on top in second practice

The #2 Porsche remained on top in second free practice for this weekend's Bahrain World Endurance Championship finale as Neel Jani, Marc Lieb and Romain Dumas attempt to wrap up the title

WEC Bahrain: Jani keeps #2 Porsche on top in second practice

Jani set a best time of 1m39.817s near the beginning of the 90-minute night session aboard their 919 Hybrid to end up half a second clear of team-mate Brendon Hartley in the second Porsche.

Hartley's 1m40.272s put him just over a tenth up on the 1m40.400s set by Lucas di Grassi in the best of the Audi R18 e-tron quattros.

Mike Conway took fourth in the #6 Toyota TS050 HYBRID in which he and team-mates Kamui Kobayashi and Stephane Sarrazin retain an outside chance of taking the title.

The Briton's 1m40.603s was half a second quicker than the second Audi in the hands of Andre Lotterer.

Sebastien Buemi was sixth in the second of the Toyotas.

Rene Rast went fastest in LMP2 on his return to the G-Drive Racing squad.

The German's 1m50.056s aboard the Jota-run ORECA-Nissan 05 put him just under four tenths up on Gustavo Menezes in the Signatech Alpine ORECA.

Aston Martin ended up one-two in GTE Pro. Marco Sorensen's 1m57.226s pipped team-mate Darren Turner in the second of the Vantage GTEs by just seven hundredths of a second.

Aston also led the way in GTE Am with Pedro Lamy.

PRACTICE TWO TIMES:

Pos Class Driver Team Car Time Laps
1 LMP1 R.Dumas, N.Jani, M.Lieb Porsche Team Porsche 1m39.817s 41
2 LMP1 T.Bernhard, M.Webber, B.Hartley Porsche Team Porsche 1m40.272s 41
3 LMP1 L.di Grassi, L.Duval, O.Jarvis Audi Sport Team Joest Audi 1m40.400s 45
4 LMP1 S.Sarrazin, M.Conway, K.Kobayashi Toyota Gazoo Racing Toyota 1m40.603s 38
5 LMP1 M.Fassler, A.Lotterer, B.Treluyer Audi Sport Team Joest Audi 1m41.020s 48
6 LMP1 A.Davidson, S.Buemi, K.Nakajima Toyota Gazoo Racing Toyota 1m42.859s 42
7 LMP1 M.Tuscher, D.Kraihamer, A.Imperatori Rebellion Racing Rebellion/AER 1m47.178s 31
8 LMP1 S.Trummer, O.Webb, P.Kaffer ByKOLLES Racing Team CLM/AER 1m47.572s 32
9 LMP2 R.Rusinov, R.Rast, A.Brundle G-Drive Racing ORECA/Nissan 1m50.056s 37
10 LMP2 G.Menezes, N.Lapierre, S.Richelmi Signatech Alpine Alpine/Nissan 1m50.444s 37
11 LMP2 M.Rao, R.Bradley, A.Lynn Manor ORECA/Nissan 1m51.023s 40
12 LMP2 R.Gonzalez, F.Albuquerque, B.Senna RGR Sport by Morand Ligier/Nissan 1m51.297s 31
13 LMP2 T.Dillmann, G.van der Garde, S.Gelael Extreme Speed Motorsports Ligier/Nissan 1m51.419s 39
14 LMP2 R.Dalziel, P.Derani, C.Cumming Extreme Speed Motorsports Ligier/Nissan 1m51.513s 38
15 LMP2 J.Canal, R.Gonzalez, R.Merhi Manor ORECA/Nissan 1m51.829s 33
16 LMP2 N.Minassian, M.Mediani, M.Aleshin SMP Racing BR Engineering/Nissan 1m52.359s 35
17 LMP2 D.Cheng, H-Pin Tung, P-L.Chatin Baxi DC Racing Alpine Alpine/Nissan 1m52.537s 40
18 LMP2 V.Petrov, K.Ladygin, V.Shaytar SMP Racing BR Engineering/Nissan 1m52.910s 36
19 GTE Pro N.Thiim, M.Sorensen Aston Martin Racing Aston Martin 1m57.226s 38
20 GTE Pro J.Adam, D.Turner Aston Martin Racing Aston Martin 1m57.233s 40
21 GTE Pro A.Priaulx, H.Tincknell Ford Chip Ganassi Team UK Ford 1m59.168s 40
22 GTE Pro D.Rigon, S.Bird AF Corse Ferrari 1m59.231s 40
23 GTE Pro G.Bruni, J.Calado AF Corse Ferrari 1m59.315s 36
24 GTE Am P.D.Lana, P.Lamy, M.Lauda Aston Martin Racing Aston Martin 1m59.460s 38
25 GTE Pro S.Mucke, O.Pla Ford Chip Ganassi Team UK Ford 1m59.658s 30
26 GTE Pro R.Lietz, M.Christensen Dempsey Racing - Proton Porsche 1m59.758s 30
27 GTE Am P.Ragues, R.Taylor, R.Brandela Larbre Competition Chevrolet 2m00.579s 38
28 GTE Am F.Perrodo, E.Collard, R.Aguas AF Corse Ferrari 2m01.918s 37
29 GTE Am K.Al Qubaisi, D.H.Hansson, P.Long Abu Dhabi-Proton Racing Porsche 2m01.959s 38
30 GTE Am M.Wainwright, A.Carroll, B.Barker Gulf Racing Porsche 2m02.261s 38
31 GTE Am C.Ried, W.Henzler, J.Camathias KCMG Porsche 2m02.350s 32


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