Fernando Alonso led the way for Toyota in the final practice for the in a session which saw both Toyotas spit by SMP Racing.

 

 

Alonso’s time of 1:37.67 was enough to take top spot ahead of the sole SMP. 

 

After running the low-downforce car at Le Mans Toyota opted for a high-downforce version and Toyota spent much of Friday optimising set-up and try different compounds of tyres which could be a key point for the race after the recent resurfacing of the Silverstone track – Mike Conway commenting that grip the level of the new surface is a bit better than it was previously.

 

SMP Racing were the best of the non-hybrid runners albiet 1.6 seconds behhind the Toyotas with the number 17 and 11 entries able to split the Japanese marque.

 

Both Rebellion Racing and DragonSpeed believe they have now been able to whittle their cars down to minimum weight available after the recent Equivalence of Technology measures to bring them closer to the Toyotas. 

 

Rebellion spent much of the night repairing the number 1 R-13 was damaged in FP1 after an excursion saw Bruno Senna go off at Copse.

 

Loic Duval was the best of the LMP2 runners for TDS Racing. Heading both number 37 and 38 DS Jackie Chan entries respectively.

 

 

Alterations in the Balance of Performance for GTE-Pro has given both the Ford’s and Aston Martin Vantage GTE’s a visible improvement, with both marques mixing it with Porsche in all practice sessions. Aston believes they have gained 20 bhp in allowing more boost.

 

Both the Fords of Andy Priaulx and Stefan Mucke topped took the first positions of LMGTE Pro ahead of Sorenson in the Aston Martin Vantage GTE.

 

Paul Dalla Lana topped LMGTE Am for Aston Martin ahead of the number 70 MR Racing Ferrari and number 77 Dempsey Proton entry.

 

 

Images: Richard Washbrooke Photography