No surprises in practice

It was 4 hours of practice without major surprises, when the 60 Le Mans participants got the chance to try the track for one final time before the qualifying sessions started.

Toyota Gazoo Racing was the fastest LMP1 ahead of Rebellion Racing #3, while DragonSpeed showed good pace being 4th quickest of all. SMP Racing were 5th fastest.

ByKolles Racing Team #4 was just over five seconds slower, and other than the two CEFC TRSM Racing car, they were the only ones really lacking pace.

Toyota Gazoo Racing #8, Rebellion Racing, Porsche #92
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CEFC TRSM Racing #5 had a bad start to the practice, since they already came to a stop on their very first lap, having to be transported back to the pits by a flatbed. They did however get back running, and ended up doing 15 laps, being the fastest of the two Ginetta cars.

We had G-Drive Racing #26 fastest in LMP2, with a time set by Jean-Eric Vergne, while IDEC Sport #48 and TDS Racing #28 came on the following positions. It was ORECA car on the first five places, before United Autosports #22 got a Ligier in ahead of the two next ORECA’s. Then we had the Dallara cars quite close to each other, with Cetilar Villorba Corsa #47 being the fastest, before five Ligier JSP217 Gibson cars closed the field.

G-Drive Racing #26
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Jackie Chan DC Racing #37 had a crash with Nabil Jeffri behind the wheel, but nothing worse than the car would be ready for Qualifying later.

Cetilar Villorba Corsa #47 had a puncture, so they had to craw back to the pits.

BMW Team MTEK #81 & SMP Racing #11
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Porsche was dominating GTE Pro with #93 ahead of #92 and #91. 1,3 seconds later we had Ford Chip Ganassi Team UK #66, who had the AF Corse Ferrari #71 right on its rear bumper.

Corvette Racing were 12th and 13th fastest, followed by a mix of BMW Team MTEK and Aston Martin Racing.

Dempsey-Proton Racing Porsche #88, BMW Team MTEK #81, Aston Martin Racing #97, Porsche #94, Gulf Racing UK Porsche #86
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GTE Am was also Porsche dominated with Dempsey-Proton Racing #88 quickest ahead of Gulf Racing UK #86, while Spirit of Race #54 was the best placed Ferrari in P3.

The first qualifying session will be run today between 22.00 and 24.00 CET.

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