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Spa, Free Practice 3, Porsche Back On Top

Porsche topped the final practice session ahead of today’s Qualifying session, with Timo Bernard aboard the #1 919 setting a 1:56.456 on his first flyer. The lap was over a second and a half quicker than the rest of the field in the sunshine at Spa.

The #2 Porsche and #6 Toyota TS050 came in second and third on the screens with both managing to complete over 20 laps each. The best lap of the #2 with Neel Jani, Marc Lieb and Romain Dumas at the wheel was 1.6 slower than the sister car; a tour of 1:58.463.

Audi’s best time was a 2:00.295 set early in the session by the #7 car putting it fifth. And the #8’s woes continued meanwhile. Loic Duval made contact with the side of the KCMG Porsche going into the Bus Stop halfway through the hour-long practice, and was seen crabbing later on his next lap, the front-left corner clearly damaged. It sat in the garage being worked on for the remainder of the session.

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In P1 privateer the ByKolles CLM once again split the two Rebellions.

G-Drive Racing once again topped LMP2, with Rene Rast once again running quickest of the trio. The German’s best tour a 2:07.341 ahead of the two Alpines.

Fernando Rees looked like he’d finish the session quickest of the GTE Am runners, but the two AF Corse 488s with the #51 of James Calado leading the #71. The #95 Aston would finish up almost a second off the Italian machines, after Calado’s 2:17.874 in the second half of the session.

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The top two in Am also shuffled towards the end of FP2. The KCMG Porsche headed the class for part of the session, before Ruberti put the Larbre Corvette at the top. Pedro Lamy though, reeled off a 2:19.860 in the in the final 10 minutes in the #98 Aston Martin to put himself 27th overall and quickest of the Ams.

There were no other notable incidents. Qualifying today starts at 16:05 local time in Belgium.

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