Red flag plagued FP2

There was not one but two red flags during FP2 at the Spa track on thursday afternoon.

The first red flag was due to Kevin Estre, who put the Porsche #92 heavily into the barriers at the end of the Kemmel Straight. Kevin is fine, and the team is working on rebuilding it over the night.

The second red flag was caused by David Heinemeier Hansson, who stopped halfway around the track. He managed to get the car back to the pits, and then handed it over to teammate Nelson Piquet Jr, who took the car for the last five minutes of the session.

Porsche #92
Photo: JJ Media

Toyota Gazoo Racing #7 was once again fastest ahead of Porsche #2 and Porsche #1. ByKolles Racing Team # had found almost three seconds on their pace, but still it was only good enough for a laptime in the middle of the LMP2 field.

CEFC Manor TRS Racing was 1-2 in the LMP2 category, where number 24 was the quickest ahead of the 25. Signatech Alpine Matmut was third fastest. As always it was quite close in LMP2, so it can be anything tomorrow and Saturday, in the class of 11 cars.

CEFC Manor TRS Racing #24
Photo: JJ Media

Nicki Thiim and Aston Martin Racing #95 pulled a magic lap out of the bag at the end of the session in the GTE Pro category. They ended up being 0,3 seconds faster than Estre/Christensen in Porsche #92. Ford Chip Ganassi Team UK #67 was third fastest followed by the other Ford. Ferrari was once again only 5th and 6th fastest, so they really need to find some pace overnight.

In GTE Am we had the silver Spirit of Race Ferrari #54 quickest ahead of Aston Martin Racing #98 and Gulf Racing UK Porsche #86.

The third and final practice before the qualifying will be run tomorrow at 10.25 CET.

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