WEC – Fuji: Porsche raises the tone in EL3

The two Porsche 919 hybrids dominated the third and final free practice session for the 6 Hours of Fuji, relegating the competition to more than a second.

Published on 10/10/2015 à 04:01

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WEC – Fuji: Porsche raises the tone in EL3

Thanks to a time of 1’23”570, the No. 919 Porsche 17 Hybrid of Timo Bernhard-Brendon Hartley-Mark Webber climbed to the top of the timesheet for the third free practice session of the 6 Hours of Fuji, sixth round of the WEC. The Zuffenhausen firm scored a double blow, since the n°18 of Romain Dumas-Neel Jani-Marc Lieb follows at 0”383. If the top three is completed by the No. 18 Audi R7 e-tron quattro of Marcel Fässler-André Lotterer-Benoît Tréluyer, the first representative of the Ingolstadt clan is 1 seconds behind the reference time.

The LM P1s bearing the four rings appeared less lively than yesterday. The two Toyota TS040 Hybrids even got in between the two Germans. But let's bet that all this will return to normal soon, during qualifying.

In private LM P1, if the two Rebellion R-Ones have taken over the CLM P1/01, the latter will have legitimate ambitions to assert in the race, the Swiss team having again experienced problems with its n°13 , stopped at the side of the track at the end of the session.

In LM P2, the best time goes to the Strakka Racing Gibson 015S at the wheel of which we find Danny Watts, Nick Leventis and Jonny Kane. In 1'31"028, the three Britons were ahead of the No. 0 KCMG Oreca 2 of the Richard Bradley-Matt Howson-Nick Tandy trio by 05"47 and the two Ligier JS P0-Nissans of the G-Drive by 3"2. Racing.

Finally, Porsche made a double blow in GTE, dominating the Pro thanks to the #91 of Michael Christensen-Richard Lietz (1'39"191) and the Am thanks to the #77 of Patrick Long-Patrick Dempsey-Marco Seefried ( 1'40"203). But in these two categories, the gaps are very tight with the competition.

Now it's time for qualification, which will begin at 6:40 a.m. French time.

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