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Porsche 1-2 Again In FP2

Aston 1-2 in Pro

After finishing 1-2 in FP1 yesterday, Porsche LMP Team’s 919 Hybrids again lapped faster than Toyota’s TS050s in the second practice session of the weekend at the Autodromo Hermanos Rodriguez.

Fastest for the team this time was Kiwi Brendon Hartley, who set a 1:25.007 in the now fully dry conditions in the #2 Porsche 919, it was 0.484 quicker than Nick Tandy in the #1 who slotted in second.

That left the two Toyotas in third and fourth on the screens once again, the #7 leading the #8, 1.6 and 2.3 seconds off the leading Porsche respectively.

In LMP2, Jackie Chan DC Racing led the way, with Ho Pin Tung lapping the circuit in 1:33.390 in the team’s #38 ORECA. His time was marginally quicker than Alex Lynn in the G-Drive ORECA, who set a 1:33.666.

To put things into perspective, Tung’s lap means that last year’s Pole time in LMP2 has already been shattered – it was a 1:34.688 set by Filipe Albuquerque in RGR Sport by Morand’s Ligier.

Third was the second Jackie Chan DC machine, which during the session ground to a halt at Turn 12 with David Cheng at the wheel. In the end though, Alex Brundle managed to put the car third with a 1:33.869.

GTE Pro this time around was topped by Aston Martin Racing, its two Vantages finishing first and second in the class. Danish driver Marco Sorensen reeled off a 1:39.931 in the #95 to go top, with Brazilian Daniel Serra second after a 1:40.202.

The best of the rest was the #51 AF Corse Ferrari, following James Calado’s 1:40.312.

In GTE Am, Matteo Cairoli again ran fastest, the Italian touring the track in 1:41.536 in the Dempsey Proton Porsche.

Completing the top three in the class was the #98 Aston Martin and the Gulf Racing UK Porsche.

Free Practice 3 at Mexico City is set to begin at 13:45 local time.