WEC – Rebellion Fastest Again in FP2 as Aston Martin Top LMGTE at Spa-Francorchamps
The second 90-minute Free Practice session saw the times set yesterday reduced with the no1 Rebellion Racing R13-Gibson once again quickest around the 7km Spa-Francorchamps circuit, while Aston Martin set the LMGTE pace with a 1-2 at the chequered flag.
Gustavo Menezes reduced the best FP1 time by 1.6 seconds to finish with a 2m00.878 lap, 0.580s ahead of the no8 Toyota Gazoo Racing and 0.602s ahead of the no7 Toyota, which finished 2nd and 3rd respectively.
The LMP2 class cars continue to run closely with their LMP1 big brothers, with the no36 Signatech Alpine ELF A470-Gibson of Thomas laurent finishing the session in 4th overall behind the no7 Toyota on a 2m03.371 and ahead of the LMP1 class no4 Bykolles Racing Team Enso CLM. Second quickest in LMP2 was the no29 Racing Team Nederland Oreca of Job Van Uitert, who posted a 2m03.978, with Paul Di Resta in no22 United Autosports Oreca third in class with a 2m04.533.
The two Aston Martin Racing Vantages were 1st and 2nd fastest in the LMGTE Pro category with Belgium’s Maxime Martin leading the way on his home track with a 2m14.678, just over half a second ahead of Nicki Thiim in the no95 Vantage. The no71 AF Corse Ferrari of Miguel Molina was third quickest with a 2m16.044, just 0.021s ahead of Kevin Estre in the no92 Porsche 911 RSR-19.
Reigning FIA WEC LMGTE Am champions Team Project 1 were the quickest of the ten LMGTE Am entries with Matteo Cairoli setting a 2m16.991 lap, 0.419s ahead of the no54 AF Corse Ferrari and a further eight thousandths ahead of their teammates in the no57 Team Project 1.
The third and final Free Practice session of the Total 6 Hours of Spa-Francorchamps will take place this afternoon at 14h00 and will last 60 minutes.
Source : Fia