Audi paces Silverstone WEC practice with Kiwis starting strong

Audi blocked out the top two positions in second practice ahead of Sunday’s World Endurance Championship opener at Silverstone.

Benoit Treluyer led the way on a 1m41.526s in the #7 Audi R18 e-tron quattro, which put him just under three tenths up on the 1m41.824s set by Oliver Jarvis.

The two Porsche 919 Hybrids were next up, Timo Bernhard’s 1m42.183s putting him six tenths ahead of Romain Duams in the sister car.

The Toyota TS040 HYBRIDs again ended up fifth and sixth in the hands of Stephane Sarrazin and Kazuki Nakajima.

G-Drive Racing’s pair of Ligier-Nissan JSP2s led the way in LMP2 for the second session in a row.

Luis Felipe ‘Pipo’ Derani set a best lap of 1m48.676s to finish up six tenths ahead of Sam Bird.

The two factory Manthey Porsche 911 RSRs were fastest in GTE Pro, Richard Lietz’s 2m01.499s putting him a tenth and half up on Frederic Makowiecki.

Next best was Aston Martin driver Fernando Rees, who was a further tenth behind.

Aston Martin took the top spot in the GTE Am times with Pedro Lamy.

RESULTS

PosClassDriverTeamCarTimeGap
1LMP1M.Fassler, A.Lotterer, B.TreluyerAudi Sport Team JoestAudi1m41.526s
2LMP1L.di Grassi, L.Duval, O.JarvisAudi Sport Team JoestAudi1m41.824s0.298s
3LMP1T.Bernhard, M.Webber, B.HartleyPorsche TeamPorsche1m42.046s0.520s
4LMP1R.Dumas, N.Jani, M.LiebPorsche TeamPorsche1m42.641s1.115s
5LMP1A.Wurz, S.Sarrazin, M.ConwayToyota RacingToyota1m42.833s1.307s
6LMP1A.Davidson, S.Buemi, K.NakajimaToyota RacingToyota1m43.569s2.043s
7LMP2G.Yacaman, L.Derani, R.GonzalezG-Drive RacingLigier/Nissan1m48.676s7.150s
8LMP2R.Rusinov, J.Canal, S.BirdG-Drive RacingLigier/Nissan1m49.315s7.789s
9LMP2M.Howson, R.Bradley, N.TandyKCMGORECA/Nissan1m50.062s8.536s
10LMP2N.Leventis, D.Watts, J.KaneStrakka RacingDome/Nissan1m51.255s9.729s
11LMP2S.Sharp, R.Dalziel, D.HanssonExtreme Speed MotorsportsHPD1m51.906s10.380s
12LMP1S.Trummer, V.Liuzzi, C.KlienTeam ByKollesCLM/AER1m52.213s10.687s
13LMP2N.Panciatici, P-L.Chatin, V.CapillaireSignatech AlpineAlpine/Nissan1m52.411s10.885s
14LMP2E.Brown, J.Fogarty, D.BrabhamExtreme Speed MotorsportsHPD1m52.497s10.971s
15LMP2J.Nicolet, J-M.Merlin, E.MarisOak RacingLigier/Nissan1m55.977s14.451s
16GTE ProR.Lietz, M.ChristensenPorsche Team MantheyPorsche2m01.499s19.973s
17GTE ProP.Pilet, F.MakowieckiPorsche Team MantheyPorsche2m01.634s20.108s
18GTE ProA.MacDowall, F.Rees, R.StanawayAston Martin Racing V8Aston Martin2m01.730s20.204s
19GTE ProD.Rigon, J.CaladoAF CorseFerrari2m01.997s20.471s
20GTE ProD.Turner, S.MuckeAston Martin RacingAston Martin2m02.161s20.635s
21GTE ProC.Nygaard, M.Sorensen, N.ThiimAston Martin RacingAston Martin2m02.316s20.790s
22GTE AmP.D.Lana, P.Lamy, M.LaudaAston Martin RacingAston Martin2m02.434s20.908s
23GTE AmV.Shaitar, A.Bertolini, A.BasovSMP RacingFerrari2m02.626s21.100s
24GTE AmF.Castellacci, R.Goethe, S.HallAston Martin RacingAston Martin2m02.629s21.103s
25GTE ProG.Bruni, T.VilanderAF CorseFerrari2m02.637s21.111s
26GTE AmF.Perrodo, E.Collard, R.AguasAF CorseFerrari2m02.764s21.238s
27GTE AmG.Roda, P.Ruberti, K.PoulsenLarbre CompetitionChevrolet2m02.899s21.373s
28GTE AmC.Ried, K.Al Qubaisi, K.BachlerAbu Dhabi-Proton RacingPorsche2m03.525s21.999s
29GTE AmP.Dempsey, P.Long, M.SeefriedDempsey-Proton RacingPorsche

Audi paces Silverstone WEC practice with Kiwis starting strong

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