led the way for GAZOO Racing at the official Le Mans test at Circuit de la Sarthe ahead of the 24 Hours of Le Mans on 16-17 June.

 

 

Alonso’s number 8 Toyota TS050 HYBRID clocked a 3m 21.468 seconds in the morning session only to better the time with a 3m 19.066 to head team Kamui Kobayashi in the number 7 Toyota by the better part of a second, until the pair were split by the number 3 Rebellion-Gibson R-13 of Mathias Beche.

 

Beche finished just seven-tenths behind Alonso and was the first of the non-hybrid LMP1’s ahead of the sister Rebellion of Andre Lotterer in fourth and the two SMP Racing BRE Engineering-AERs BR1s of Vitaly Petrov and Stephane Sarrazin.

 

In LMP2, DragonSpeed’s Nathanael Berthon put the ORECA-Gibson 07 to the top of the timesheets with a 3m 27.228s – a mere two hundredths ahead of the IDEC Sport ORECA of Paul-Loup Chatin and the G-Drive Oreca of Jean-Eric Vergne.

 

In GTE Pro, Patrick Pilet put the number 93 CORE Autosport-run 911 RSR in top spot, edging team mate Gianmaria Bruni and the Ganassi Ford of Andy Priaulx’s – himself leading team mate Olivier Pla.

 

 

Porsche also dominated the GTE-Am class with the Dempsey-Proton Porsche squad moved to the top of the GTE-Am times during the closing stages of the afternoon session, with Julien Andlauer’s #77 911 RSR pipping. Giancarlo Fisichella’s number 54 Spirit of Race Ferrari 488 GTE.

 

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