Loads of laps in FP2

The European Le Mans Series teams managed to do a lot of laps in the second free practice session at Silverstone today.

G-Drive Racing #26 was once again the fastest in LMP2 ahead of DragonSpeed #21. Those two were joined in the top 3 by Cetilar Villorba Corsa #47, where Felipe Nasr did a super lap, finishing the highest placed Dallara chassis, right in front of SMP Racing #35.

DragonSpeed #21
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In LMP3 we had 360 Racing #6 as the fastest car ahead of United Autosports #2 and AT Racing #9. Mikkel Jensen isn’t part of AT Racing this weekend since he is racing for BMW at the ADAC GT Masters round at Zandvoort. Instead he is replaced by Yann Clairey.

360 Racing #6
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Proton Competition Porsche #88 did the fastest time in GTE ahead of Spirit of Race Ferrari #55 and Gulf Racing UK Porsche #86. The latter didn’t get to do as many lap as they had hoped for, since they got a 5-minute Stop & Go for exceeding track limits. And yes, that is actually possible to get in a practice session – because then you should be stuck in the pits for 5 minutes without any work being done on the car.

Proton Competition Porsche #88
Photo: JJ Media

A total of 12 drivers have double duties this weekend, where they will jump back and forth from the ELMS to the FIA WEC paddock. The toughest job is for Gulf Racing UK #86 and Proton Competition Porsche #88, where all three drivers will be sharing the same car in both races. Both teams do however have a car for each series, but they will race on a mix of Dunlop (ELMS) and Michelin (FIA WEC), so their setups can’t be directly shared between the two cars.

DragonSpeed #21 have all three drivers active in FIA WEC too, but while Henrik Hedman and Ben Hanley will race in the other DragonSpeed #10 LMP1 car, Nico Lapierre will pilot the Signatech Alpine Matmut #36 in LMP2.

The teams will have to wait until Saturday midday, where the Qualifying will begin at 11.10 local time.

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