Toyota GAZOO Racing reaffirmed their class leading pace ahead of of qualifying during the final practice session at the FIA WEC 6 Hours of Spa.
Kamui Kobayashi scored the fastest lap of the session for Toyota GAZOO Racing in the #7 TS050 Hybrid, lapping a time 1:54.105 on a dry but cold circuit.
The rest of the LMP1 field were neatly sorted by team, with both of SMP Racing’s BR01s slightly ahead of Rebellion Racing’s R13s. The #17 BR Engineering BR-01 AER of Stephane Sarrazin, Egor Orudzhev and Sergey Sirotkin was third in class with a time of 1:56.842, while the #1 of Neel Jani, Andre Lotterer and Bruno Senna fared best for Rebellion Racing with a time of 1:57.816.
Meanwhile, the ByKolles ENSO CLM P1/01, running a new Gibson V8 engine, saw their pace gains in the wet from FP2 yesterday erased in the dry, only managing to finish the session in 15th with a time of 2:05.697.
G-Drive Racing’s Aurus Gibson took top honours in the LMP2 class at the hands of Roman Rusinov, Job Van Uitert and Jean-Eric Vergne, with a fastest time of 2:01.143 logged during the 60 minute long practice session.
This is followed by the two Jackie Chan DC Racing Oreca-07 Gibsons, with the #37 car of Jordan King, Will Stevens and David Heinemeier Hansson edging out the sister #38 car by 4/100ths of a second.
Porsche and Ford found their groove in the GTE-Pro class, with Porsche holding a slight advantage. The #91 Porsche 911 RSR of Gianmaria Bruni and Richard Lietz went fastest in the GTE-Pro class, lapping at a time of 2:13.722, 2/10ths ahead of the Ford Performance GT at the hands of Andy Priaulx and Harry Tincknell.
Both Proton Racing Porsches were fastest in the GTE-Am class. The #88 Porsche 911 RSR, at the hands of Gianluca Roda, Giorgio Roda and Matteo Cairoli, made it two-tenths faster than the sister #77 car, who were fastest during FP2 yesterday in the wet.
Qualifying for the FIA WEC 6 Hours of Spa-Francorchamps will kick off at 15:00 local time.
Images: Toyota GAZOO Racing / Porsche Motorsport
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