The European Le Mans Series continued the test sessions prior to the opening round of the year at Paul Ricard.
The day was overshadowed but a violent crash for Katherine Legge in the Richard Mille Racing Team LMP2 car, that we have reported about here.
That meant that the 4th session was shortened by just over an hour, which was added to the fifth session instead.
DragonSpeed #21 was the fastest amongst the LMP2 cars in the fourth practice, ahead of United Autosports #32 and Graff #39.
United Autosports #2 was once again fastest in the LMP3 category, ahead of RLR MSport #15, and Realteam Racing #8 in third.
The GTE category had Dempsey-Proton Racing Porsche #77 as the fastest car, ahead of Kessel Racing Ferrari #74 and Aston Martin Racing #98.
Iron Lynx Ferrari #60 was back on top in the fifth practice session, ahead of the 77, and Iron Lynx Ferrari #83 in third.
The defending LMP3 Champions, Eurointernational #11 broke the United Autosports dominance in the final practice, but they did clock second and third fastest laps with #3 ahead of #2.
United Autosports grabbed a 1-2 amongst the LMP2 cars, with #32 ahead of #22. G-Drive Racing #26 was the third fastest car.
RLR MSport #15 got a late addition to the team for the afternoon session and this race weekend. Ryan Harper-Ellam will team up with Malthe Jakobsen and James Dayson. It was the first time for the Brit in the car, but he ended up matching the good pace set by the young Dane Jakobsen earlier in the same session.
The European Le Mans Series have a day off before they will spring into action on Friday with the first official practice sessions of the race weekend. The qualifying will run Saturday afternoon, while the race will be run on Sunday at 11.00 CET.