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Nurburgring WEC: Toyota 1-2 beats Porsche in last practice session

#7 Toyota, Nurburgring, WEC 2017

Toyota took the top spots in the final free practice for this weekend's World Endurance Championship race at the Nurburgring.

Jose Maria Lopez went fastest in the 60-minute session with a 1m38.969 seconds lap aboard the #7 Toyota TS050 HYBRID.

That was three-tenths slower than the fastest lap of the weekend so far for Porsche, set by Brendon Hartley, in Friday's second practice period.

Lopez's time was just under half a second faster than the second Toyota in which Kazuki Nakajima posted a lm39.396s right at the start of the session.

Porsche filled out third and fourth with its pair of high-downforce 919 Hybrids, with Timo Bernhard's 1m40.635s just edging out Neel Jani's 1m40.767s in the sister car.

The Anglo-Swiss Rebellion team was quickest in LMP2 for the second time in practice for this weekend with Bruno Senna.

The Brazilian posted a 1m46.017s at the end of the session in the team's #31 ORECA-Gibson 07, which missed the second period of practice on Friday afternoon.

Senna's time put him a couple of tenths up on Nelson Panciatici in the best of the Signatech Alpine OREACs, which ended up on a 1m46.221s.

Ford Nurburgring WEC 2017

Ford claimed top spot in GTE Pro courtesy of a 1m54.585s from Olivier Pla in the best of the Ganassi Ford GTs.

That was nearly four-tenths quicker than second-place Davide Rigon in the #71 AF Corse Ferrari 488 GTE.

Matteo Cairoli was fastest in GTE Am for the Dempsey Proton Porsche team.

PRACTICE THREE TIMES:

PosClassDriverTeamCarTimeGapLaps
1LMP1M.Conway, K.Kobayashi, J.M.LopezToyota Gazoo RacingToyota1m38.969s-26
2LMP1S.Buemi, A.Davidson, K.NakajimaToyota Gazoo RacingToyota1m39.396s0.427s29
3LMP1T.Bernhard, E.Bamber, B.HartleyPorsche LMP TeamPorsche1m40.635s1.666s32
4LMP1N.Jani, A.Lotterer, N.TandyPorsche LMP TeamPorsche1m40.767s1.798s27
5LMP2J.Canal, B.Senna, F.AlbuquerqueVaillante RebellionORECA/Gibson1m46.017s7.048s27
6LMP2P.Ragues, A.Negrao, N.PanciaticiSignatech Alpine MatmutAlpine/Gibson1m46.221s7.252s27
7LMP2H-Pin Tung, O.Jarvis, T.LaurentJackie Chan DC RacingORECA/Gibson1m46.341s7.372s30
8LMP2R.Gonzalez, S.Trummer, V.PetrovCEFC Manor TRS RacingORECA/Gibson1m46.385s7.416s30
9LMP2M.Beche, D.H.Hansson, P.DeraniVaillante RebellionORECA/Gibson1m46.739s7.770s27
10LMP2F.Perrodo, M.Vaxiviere, E.CollardTDS RacingORECA/Gibson1m46.753s7.784s30
11LMP2N.Lapierre, G.Menezes, M.RaoSignatech Alpine MatmutAlpine/Gibson1m46.868s7.899s27
12LMP2D.Cheng, A.Brundle, T.GommendyJackie Chan DC RacingORECA/Gibson1m47.015s8.046s28
13LMP2R.Rusinov, P.Thiriet, B.HanleyG-Drive RacingORECA/Gibson1m47.506s8.537s31
14LMP2T.Graves, J.Hirschi, R.MerhiCEFC Manor TRS RacingORECA/Gibson1m47.706s8.737s27
15LMP1O.Webb, D.Kraihamer, M.BonanomiByKOLLES Racing TeamENSO CLM/NISMO1m47.750s8.781s18
16LMP2N.Moore, P.HansonTockwith MotorsportsLigier/Gibson1m49.585s10.616s25
17GTE ProS.Mucke, O.PlaFord Chip Ganassi Team UKFord1m54.875s15.906s25
18GTE ProD.Rigon, T.VilanderAF CorseFerrari1m55.221s16.252s24
19GTE ProJ.Calado, A.P.GuidiAF CorseFerrari1m55.326s16.357s25
20GTE ProA.Priaulx, H.TincknellFord Chip Ganassi Team UKFord1m55.439s16.470s18
21GTE ProR.Lietz, F.MakowieckiPorsche GT TeamPorsche1m55.673s16.704s21
22GTE ProM.Christensen, K.EstrePorsche GT TeamPorsche1m56.066s17.097s31
23GTE AmC.Ried, M.Cairoli, M.DienstDempsey-Proton RacingPorsche1m56.882s17.913s24
24GTE AmT.Flohr, F.Castellacci, M.MolinaSpirit of RaceFerrari1m57.108s18.139s28
25GTE AmP.D.Lana, P.Lamy, M.LaudaAston Martin RacingAston Martin1m57.123s18.154s21
26GTE ProN.Thiim, M.SorensenAston Martin RacingAston Martin1m57.208s18.239s18
27GTE ProD.Turner, J.Adam, D.SerraAston Martin RacingAston Martin1m57.280s18.311s26
28GTE AmM.Wainwright, B.Barker, N.FosterGulf RacingPorsche1m57.379s18.410s24
29GTE AmMok W.S., K.Sawa, M.GriffinClearwater RacingFerrari1m58.274s19.305s26

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