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Featured Le Mans test day: Porsche leads at day's end

Discussion in 'World Endurance Championship' started by Jack Hunsley, May 31, 2015.

  1. Jack Hunsley

    Jack Hunsley
    Staff Premium Member

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    Porsche have closed off the Le Mans test day as the team to beat as they topped both sessions at the close of the day with two record breaking times on a day limited by mixed weather conditions.

    Both the #18 and #17 cars broke the test day lap record in the first and second sessions as they made a strong start to their Le Mans schedule, becoming the only team to drop into the 3:21s. Behind the Porsches rest the three Audi's who sit just around just a second behind Porsche whilst Toyota struggled in both sessions, ending the day over four seconds slower than the #17 Porsche.

    Elsewhere in LMP1 Rebellion marked their return to the WEC with a strong showing of 9th and 10th in the second session of the day and just three seconds slower than the trailing Toyota, whilst Team ByKolles endured a slightly more difficult test as despite a top ten finish in the morning session, their running was severely limited in the second as they propped up the field. Finally Nissan look to face a significant uphill battle as despite boasting the highest top speed through the speed traps, their best effort of the day was a staggering 22 seconds slower than Porsche's.

    In LMP2 it was OAK Racing that ended the day as the leader of the class with the #34's best time of a 3:41.919 putting them around seven tenths ahead of the #48 ELMS entry of Murphy Prototype's best time in the second session

    Back in the GT classes Aston Martin continued their good form this season as they just pipped the #64 Corvette by just over a tenth of a second, with the #51 AF Corse of Bruni, Vilander and Fisichella coming home third in class. Aston Martin also lead the way in GTE Am with the #98 car of Dalla Lana, Lamy and Lauda recovering from a troublesome first session to post a 3:59.338, putting them a full second clear of the #61 AF Corse of Mann, Gianmaria and Cressoni who topped the morning session.

    One final shoutout goes to the two LMP3 entries to the Le Mans test day, featuring GT Academy driver Nick McMillen and former Olympian Chris Hoy at the wheel, ended todays session 45th and 57th and 32nd and 57th overall respectively.

    Le Mans Test Day Combined Results


    1. LMP1 - #17 Porsche Team (Bernhard, Webber, Hartley, Makowiecki) - 3:21.061 - (S2)
    2. LMP1 - #18 Porsche Team (Dumas, Jani, Lieb) - 3:21.945 - (S2)
    3. LMP1 - #9 Audi Sport Team Joest (Albuquerque, Bonanomi, Rast) - 3:22.307 - (S1)
    4. LMP1 - #19 Porsche Team (Hülkenberg, Bamber, Tandy, Makowiecki) - 3:22.322 - (S2)
    5. LMP1 - #7 Audi Sport Team Joest (Lotterer, Fässler, Treluyer) - 3:22.556 - (S2)
    6. LMP1 - #8 Audi Sport Team Joest (Di Grassi, Duval, Jarvis) - 3:23.002 - (S2)
    7. LMP1 - #1 Toyota Racing (Davidson, Buemi, Nakajima. Kobayashi) - 3:25.321 - (S2)
    8. LMP1 - #2 Toyota Racing (Wurz, Sarrazin, Conway) - 3:26.929 - (S2)
    9. LMP1 - #12 Rebellion Racing (Prost, Heidfeld, Beche) - 3:30.508 - (S1)
    10. LMP1 - #4 Team ByKolles (Trummer, Monteiro, Kaffer) - 3:38.904 - (S1)
    11. LMP2 - #34 OAK Racing (Cumming, Vanthoor) - 3:41.919 - (S1)
    12. LMP1 - #13 Rebellion Racing (Kraihamer, Imperatori, Abt) - 3:42.144 - (S2)
    13. LMP2 - #36 Signatech Alpine (Panciatici, Chatin, Capillaire) - 3:42.273 - (S2)
    14. LMP2 - #48 Murphy Prototypes (Chandhok. Berthon, Patterson) - 3:42.405 - (S2)
    15. LMP2 - #47 KCMG (Howson, Bradley, Lapierre) - 3:42.453 - (S1)
    16. LMP2 - #38 JOTA Sport (Dolan, Turvey, Evans) - 3:42.457 - (S1)
    17. LMP1 - #23 Nissan Motorsports (Pla, Mardenborough, Chilton) - 3:43.383 - (S1)
    18. LMP2 - #46 Thiriet by TDS Racing (Thiriet, Badey, Gommendy) - 3:43.344 - (S2)
    19. LMP2 - #42 Strakka Racing (Leventis, Kane, Watts) - 3:43.833 - (S1)
    20. LMP2 - #41 Greaves Motorsport (Hirsch, Lancaster, Wirdheim) - 3:44.380 - (S1)
    21. LMP2 - #26 G-Drive Racing (Rusinov, Canal, Bird) - 3:44.452 - (S2)
    22. LMP2 - #29 Pegasus Racing (Roussel, Cheng, Tung) - 3:46.384 - (S2)
    23. LMP2 - #28 G-Drive Racing (Yacamán, González, Derani) - 3:47.058 - (S2)
    24. LMP2 - #43 Team SARD Morand (Webb, Ragues, Amberg) - 3:47.088 - (S2)
    25. LMP2 - #45 Ibañez Racing (Ibañez, Bellarosa, Perret) - 3:47.198 - (S2)
    26. LMP2 - #40 Krohn Racing (Krohn. Jönsson) - 3:47.251 - (S2)
    27. LMP2 - #27 SMP Racing (Mediani, Minassian, Markozov) - 3:47.827 - (S2)
    28. LMP2 - #30 Extreme Speed Motorsport (Sharp, Dalziel, Hansson) - 3:47.943 - (S2)
    29. LMP1 - #22 Nissan Motorsport (Tincknell, Buncombe, Krumm) - 3:48.835 - (S1)
    30. LMP2 - #31 Extreme Speed Motorsports (Brown. Fogarty, Van Overbeek) - 3:49.697 - (S1)
    31. LMP2 - #35 OAK Racing (Nicolet, Merlin, Maris) - 3:51.233 - (S1)
    32. LMP1 - #21 Nissan Motorsport (Shulzhitskiy, Ordóñez, Matsuda) - 3:51.334 - (S1)
    33. LMP2 - #37 SMP Racing (Aleshin, A. Ladygin, K. Ladygin) - 3:52.613 - (S1)
    34. GTE Pro - #97 Aston Martin Racing (Turner, Mücke, Bell) - 3:58.069 - (S2)
    35. GTE Pro - #64 Corvette Racing-GM (Gavin, Milner, Taylor) - 3:58.162 - (S1)
    36. LMP3 - #74 Team LNT (Hoy, Tomlinson, Robertson) - 3:58.308 - (S2)
    37. GTE Pro - #51 AF Corse (Bruni, Vilander, Fisichella) - 3:58.616 - (S1)
    38. GTE Pro - #92 Porsche Team Manthey (Pilet, Makowiecki, Henzler) - 3:59.043 - (S1)
    39. GTE Am - #98 Aston Martin Racing (Dalla Lana, Lamy, Lauda) - 3:59.338 - (S2)
    40. GTE Pro - #71 AF Corse (Rigon, Calado, Beretta) - 3:59.420 - (S2)
    41. GTE Pro - #91 Porsche Team Manthey (Lietz, Christensen, Bergmeister, Müller) - 4:00.272 - (S2)
    42. GTE Pro - #95 Aston Martin Racing (Nygaard, Sørensen, Thiim) - 4:00.316 - (S2)
    43. GTE Pro - #99 Aston Martin Racing V8 (Rees, MacDowall, Stanaway) - 4:00.325 - (S2)
    44. GTE Pro - #63 Corvette Racing-GM (Magnussen, Garcia, Briscoe) - 4:00.549 - (S1)
    45. GTE Am - #61 AF Corse (Mann, Gianmaria, Cressoni) - 4:00.677 - (S1)
    46. GTE Am - #86 Gulf Racing UK (Wainwright, Carroll, Keen) - 4:01.208 - (S2)
    47. GTE Am - #55 AF Corse (Cameron, Griffin, Mortimer) - 4:01.221 - (S2)
    48. GTE Am - #72 SMP Racing (Shaytar, Bertolini, Basov) - 4:01.303 - (S1)
    49. GTE Am - #66 JMW Motorsport (Alfaisal, Giermaziak, Avenatti) - 4:02.212 - (S2)
    50. GTE Am - #83 AF Corse (Perrodo, Collard, Águas) - 4:02.401 - (S1)
    51. GTE Am - #53 Riley Motorsports-TI Auto (Bleekemolen, Keating, Miller) - 4:02.499 - (S2)
    52. LMP3 - #75 Team LNT (McMillen, Buncombe, Chilton, Matsuda) - 4:02.712 - (S1)
    53. GTE Am - #81 AF Corse (Perazzini, Cioci) - 4:02.732 - (S2)
    54. GTE Am - #50 Larbre Competition (Roda, Ruberti, Poulsen) - 4:02.856 - (S2)
    55. GTE Am - #62 Scuderia Corsa (Sweedler, Bell, Segal) - 4:02.887 - (S1)
    56. GTE Am - #96 Aston Martin Racing (Goethe, Hall, Castellacci) - 4:04.354 - (S2)
    57. GTE Am - #77 Dempsey Racing-Proton (Dempsey, Long, Seefried) - 4:03.367 - (S1)
    58. GTE Am - #88 Abu Dhabi-Proton Racing (Ried, Bachler, Al Qubaisi) - 4:03.888 - (S1)
    59. LMP2 - #44 Ibañez Racing (Yamagishi, Perret, Ibañez, Raffin) - 4:03.925 - (S1)
    60. GTE Am - #68 Team AAI (H.C. Chen, Vannelet, Parisy) - 4:04.491 - (S2)
    61. GTE Am - #60 Formula Racing (Laursen, Jenson, Rizzoli) - 4:05.947 - (S1)
    62. GTE Am - #67 Team AAI (J. S. Chen, Kapadia, Maassen) - 4:10.736 - (S1)
    63. LMP2 - #49 KCMG (Fujii, Hoshino, Klien) - 4:12.191 - (S2)
    64. GTE Am - #82 AF Corse (Mallegol, Bachelier, Blank, Mouez) - 4:14.106 - (S2)
     
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  2. Pretty proud to be a kiwi! A great showing of New Zealand drivers at Le Mans this year... Hartley, Bamber, Evans, Stanaway... Not bad for a country of only 4 million! Racing is part of our culture and our heritage (Bruce McLaren!) ... Really looking forward to see what my countrymen can do!
     
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  3. Bram

    Bram
    Roaring Pipes Maniacs | #27 Staff Premium Member

    Not sure if they have been sandbagging yesterday but it's a rather painful debut for Nissan on their first outing being midpack in LMP2 with a LMP1 car.
     
  4. airutonpurosuto8912

    airutonpurosuto8912
    needforspeedgamer

    Yay, my two Le Mans favourites (Webber and Makowiecki) the fastest :thumbsup:
     
  5. Look at those beautiful Porsche LMP1 cars in their stunning liveries.
    Never to be reproduced/licensed in a SIM. :(Thanks EA!:mad:
     
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  6. gotta have to hope the urd rebadged PX darche comes out well, will be the closest we will ever get i guess.
     
  7. Arne Dopudja

    Arne Dopudja
    Leader of the infamous Chevy Gang.

    Though the red one is out of place. They could use pink instead.
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