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Old 07-14-2017, 05:22 PM
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WEC - 2017 6 Hours of Nürburgring

WEC - Porsche 1-2 in second free practice at Nürburgring


Brendon Hartley set the fastest time of the opening day of the 6 Hours of Nürburgring, round 4 of the 2017 FIA World Endurance Championship.

The New Zealander set a time of 1m38.663s in the no2 Porsche 919 hybrid, 3 seconds faster than the best time set in the first Free Practice session by his German teammate Timo Bernhard and nearly one second ahead of the second fastest car, the no1 Porsche driven by Andre Lotterer.

The no8 Toyota Gazoo Racing TS050 was the quicker of the two Japanese manufacturer’s cars with Anthony Davidson setting a 1m39.773 lap.

Porsche were also quickest in the GTE category with Fred Makowiecki setting the best LMGTE Pro time in no91 Porsche 911 RSR with best effort of 1m56.244s. Aston Martin Racing were just under 0.1s adrift of Porsche as Nicki Thiim set a time of 1m56.343s in no95 Vantage. The no71 AF Corse Ferrari made it three different manufacturers in the top three with Alessandro Pier Guidi setting a 1m56.766 lap time.

G-Drive Racing were fastest in LMP2 as new boy Ben Hanley continued to impress with a 1m47.188s lap in the Russian entered Oreca-Gibson. Hanley’s best is 0.3s faster than the no13 Vaillante Rebellion driven by Mathias Beche, the Swiss drivers time of 1m47.410 two tenths ahead of the no36 Signatech Alpine in third.

Ferrari were fastest in LMGTE Am class as Miguel Molina sets a 1m57.592s lap in the no54 Spirit of Race Ferrari ahead of Matt Griffin in the no61 Clearwater Racing F488 which set a time of 1m57.802.

The final Free Practice session will take place tomorrow morning at 09h45 (CET) and qualifying for the 6 Hours of Nürburgring will get underway at 14h55.

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Nurburgring WEC: Porsche claims 1-2 finish on home turf

Porsche drivers Timo Bernhard, Brendon Hartley and Earl Bamber followed up on their Le Mans 24 Hours victory last month with another FIA World Endurance Championship win at the Nurburgring.



Bernhard and his teammates triumphed in a close-fought battle with the sister Porsche 919 Hybrid driven by Andre Lotterer, Neel Jani and Nick Tandy during which the two cars were rarely separated by more than 10 seconds.

The two Porsches, racing in high-downforce configuration for the first time this season, swapped positions multiple times over the course of the six hours.

Lotterer appeared to have secured the victory over the final hour, pulling a 12s gap on Bernhard until the two cars made splash-and-dash fuel stops in the final 10 minutes.

Bernhard was stationery for 20s less in the championship-leading Porsche, which allowed it to take the victory in what was clearly an orchestrated move.

Toyota briefly took the fight to Porsche with the pole-winning #7 TS050 Hybrid, with Kamui Kobayashi leading to the first round of pitstops before handing over to Jose Maria Lopez.

The Argentinian driver was quickly passed by Hartley and then Jani, but remained in touch until the second fuel stops.

Lopez was unable to match the Porsches on his second stint on the tyres and dropped 20s before handing over the car to Mike Conway, with the #7 trio ending up more than a minute down at the flag.

Sebastien Buemi, Anthony Davidson and Kazuki Nakajima, winners of the opening two rounds of the WEC, finished a distant fourth after losing five laps right at the start of the race.

Fuel pump failure meant Buemi had to complete the formation lap on electric power before pitting for a replacement.

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And, oh by the way, AF Corse Ferrari won GTE Pro by over 50 seconds with Caldo and
Pier Guidi beating out the Porsches and Aston Martin.

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And, oh by the way, AF Corse Ferrari won GTE Pro by over 50 seconds with Caldo and
Pier Guidi beating out the Porsches and Aston Martin.

BHW
yup


#51 wns GTE PRO James's 2nd win at Nurburgring and Ales first WEC win.

#54 2nd in GTE AM, Miquel needed 2-3 more laps to catch the #77.
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