Tue. Sep 28th, 2021

The first practice for the 2020 24 Hours of Le Mans which is the 6th round of the 2019/2020 World Endurance Championship ended as the No.8 Toyota TS050 Hybrid(Toyota Gazoo Racing) lead the LMP1 category as Aston Martin Racing Vantage Racing lead in the GTEPRO category.

Aston Martin Vantage

There was a safety car period in the 3-hour practice session to clear debris left by Team Project 1’s No.89 Porsche RSR which went offtrack at the Indianapolis and later the race was restarted as the porsche was driven back to the pit stop.

The No.8 Toyota driven by Kazuki Nakajima made the fastest lap of 3m 21.656s as the No.7 Toyota TS050 Hybrid came in three tenths of a second later, which was also a second earlier than the No.95 Aston Martin Vantage. The No.51 Ferrari 488 GTE EVO AF Corse were the third fastest with 3m 55.186s, they were the 2019 GTEPRO victors as the reigning champions came later with the No.92 Porsche 911 being 7th and the sister porsche No.92 came 8th in the class.

LMP2 class was headed by the No.33 High Class Racing Oreca-07 Gibson with a lap time of 3m 29.873s as the No.29 Racing Team Nederland Oreca came on 3m 29.918s just leaving a gap of 0.045 seconds. No.39 JOTA Oreca was the third quickest recording a lap time of 3m 31.206s.

Aston Martin also headed the GTE-Am class with the no98 Vantage of Ross Gunn finishing ahead of five LMGTE Pro cars with a 3m55.484 lap.  The no72 Hub Auto Racing Ferrari was second fastest with a 3m56.350 and the no70 MR Racing Ferrari just over two tenths behind the no72 Ferrari.

Free Practice 2 for the 24 Hours of Le Mans will start at 14h00 CET.

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