Toyota once again led the way at Spa-Francorchamps in Free Practice Two, with the number 7 TS050 of Mike Conway leading the number 8 sister car of Kazuki Nakajima.
Conway improved on Fernando Alonso’s time in FP1 to the tune of 1.8 seconds, while the the initial challenge from Rebellion Racing fell-away in the second sessions – the closest non-hybrid being the number 10 Dragonspeed entry of Pietro Fittipaldi.
The BR1 was 2.6 seconds in arears to the Toyotas, the gap having increased from 4.8 seconds in Free Practice One.
The CEFC TRSM Racing Ginettas again spent the second session in the garage after failing to complete a lap in FP1, while the first of two red flags were brought out by the number 17 SMP BR1 after stopping on track and the second by the TDS Oreca of Matthieu Vaxiviere exiting the road at turn 14.
Dragonspeed continued their good form in LMP2, with Pastor Maldonado topping the time sheets in the number31 Oreca 07 with a 2:02.901 ahead of the all-Malaysian number 37 Jackie Chan DC Racing Oreca in the hands of Nabil Jeffri and the number 26 G-Drive Racing Oreca of Roman Rusinov.
Porsche and Ford once again retained control of the top spots in GTE Pro in FP2 with the two manufactures trading off positions at the top of the timing sheets.
In LMGTE Pro, The 66 Ford GT of Stefan Mucke topped the order with a 2:13.733 after trading times with Gianmaria Bruni, who set an eventual time of 2:14.647 in the Porsche 911 RSR GTE ahead of the second Ford of Harry Tincknell.
Gulf Racing UK turned the tables on Dempsey Proton Racing in the second session, with Ben Barker’s Porsche 911 RSR clocking a 2:16.113 ahead of the number 77 Dempsey-Proton Porsche and the number 98 Aston Martin Racing Vantage of Pedro Lamy.
The new Vantage AMR and BMW M8 GTEs struggled on debut, finishing 3-plus seconds down on the leading LMGTE Pro entries.
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