WEC-EL3: Porsche responds at the Nürburgring

Porsche increased the pace in the final Nürburgring 6h test session by placing its two 919 Hybrids at the front.

Published on 29/08/2015 à 10:49

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WEC-EL3: Porsche responds at the Nürburgring

Porsche responded to Audi, which had set the benchmark during the first two practice sessions for the 6 Hours of the Nürburgring. The 919 Hybrids increased the pace in the last session with a time of 1'36"036 achieved by the n°18 of Marc Lieb which is 6 tenths ahead of the n°17 ​​of Mark Webber. Romain Dumas, teammate of Marc Lieb, however stuck with the Ferrari n°63 of AF Corse led by François Perrodo. Both cars were slightly damaged. The Audis follow within a second of the reference, while the Toyotas are still more than 2 seconds behind.

Jonny Kane's Strakka Racing Gibson 015S-Nissan set the best time in LMP2 with a time of 1'45"720, a tenth ahead of KCMG's Oreca 05-Nissan driven by Nick Tandy. .

AF Corse took back the lead in GTE Pro with a lap completed in 1'54"331 by the #51 Ferrari of Gianmaria Bruni ahead of the #71 of James Calado. The Abu Dhabi Proton Racing Porsche 911 RSR driven by Earl Bamber leads the GTE Am with a time of 1'55"288.

Qualifying for the 6 Hours of the Nürburgring will be contested from 14 p.m.

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