Ginetta beats neutered Toyota to top Shanghai Friday practice

#6 Ginetta
#6 Ginetta

FP1: Rebellion Racing lead the way; Porsche top in LMGTE Pro

LMP1
• Rebellion Racing quickest with No.1 R13-Gibson setting 1m48.761s lap set late in session by Gustavo Menezes
• Swiss team’s session was slightly disrupted after Norman Nato briefly stopped on track
• Team LNT had set the outright pace with Ben Hanley lapping Shanghai International Circuit in 1m49.183s
• The No.5 Ginetta G60-LT-P1-AER ensures the British driver delivers best session result in WEC session for British constructor
• Team LNT place second and third as No.6 car driven by Guy Smith, Michael Simpson and Charlie Robertson takes third on 1m49.234s, just 0.051s behind sister Ginetta
• Toyota Gazoo Racing fourth and sixth as No.7 TS050 heads No.8 car
• Toyota face significant challenge to keep 100% winning record in Season 8 after Success Handicap system implemented

LMP2
• Nicolas Lapierre turns in mighty lap of 1m50.338s for Cool Racing to head LMP2 class
• Lapierre won the first ever WEC race at Shanghai in 2012 for Toyota
• Racing Team Nederland continue strong form as it places second in LMP2 with Fuji winning trio of Giedo Van Der Garde, Frits Van Eerd and Nyck de Vries completing stints at the wheel
• United Autosports third in LMP2 ahead of fourth placed No.37 Jackie Chan DC Racing Oreca-Gibson

LMGTE Pro
• LMGTE Pro sees Porsche set the pace with first Richard Lietz and then Gimmi Bruni setting times in No.91 Porsche 911 RSR
• No.95 Aston Martin second as Marco Sorensen and Nikki Thiim aim to make it back-to-back wins in Asia
• Ferrari makes it three manufacturers in top three as Alessandro Pier Guidi and James Calado place third in LMGTE Pro

LMGTE Am
• No.56 Team Project 1 Porsche 911 RSR tops LMGTE Am class with Matteo Cairoli setting pace in car he shares with David Heinemeier Hansson and Egidio Perfetti
• No.98 Aston Martin of Paul Dalla Lana, Darren Turner and Ross Gunn finished second quickest

FP2: Team LNT top the times; No. 71 AF Corse lead LMGTE Pro

LMP1
• Team LNT sets the outright pace with Charlie Robertson lapping Shanghai International Circuit in 1m48.127s
• The No.6 Ginetta G60-LT-P1-AER ensures the British team beats No.8 Toyota Gazoo Racing by just 0.081s
• Rebellion Racing third quickest with No.1 R13-Gibson setting 1m48.288s lap in ultra-close fight at front of field
• No.7 Toyota Gazoo Racing entry places fourth ahead of second Ginetta driven by Jordan King, Egor Orudzhev and Ben Hanley

LMGTE Pro
• LMGTE Pro sees Ferrari emerge fastest as Davide Rigon and Miguel Molina fight back from a fuel leak before first session in which they failed to complete a lap
• Aston Martin Racing place second and third with No.97 car ahead of No.95 sister machine
• Porsche GT team drop to fourth in second session as teams concentrate on long stint runs for race preparation. No.92 of Christensen and Estre head No.91 stablemates who sit fifth

LMP2
• Nicolas Lapierre turns in another quick lap of 1m49.754s for Cool Racing to comfortably lead LMP2 class from United Autosports
• High Class Racing third as Kenta Yamashita sets best time for rookie Danish team in LMP2

LMGTE Am
• No.77 Dempsey Proton Porsche enjoys the advantage in LMGTE Am as Matt Campbell sets scintillating pace
• Australian ace peaks on 2m01.935 and has just 0.091 on the TF Sport Aston Martin at end of the 90-minute session
• No.78 Proton Competition entry driven by Philippe and Louis Prette along with Vincent Abril takes third in class

Practice 1 Results

POS CLASS DRIVER CAR GAP LAPS
1 LMP1 B.Senna, G.Menezes, N.Nato Rebellion/Gibson 0.000s 33
2 LMP1 J.King, B.Hanley, E.Orudzhev Ginetta/AER 0.422s 11
3 LMP1 C.Robertson, M.Simpson, G.Smith Ginetta/AER 0.473s 25
4 LMP1 M.Conway, K.Kobayashi, J.M.Lopez Toyota 1.324s 41
5 LMP2 N.Lapierre, A.Borga, A.Coigny ORECA/Gibson 1.577s 39
6 LMP1 S.Buemi, K.Nakajima, B.Hartley Toyota 1.783s 43
7 LMP2 F.van Eerd, G.van der Garde, N.de Vries ORECA/Gibson 2.147s 32
8 LMP2 P.Hanson, F.Albuquerque, P.Di Resta ORECA/Gibson 2.162s 30
9 LMP2 H-Pin Tung, G.Aubry, W.Stevens ORECA/Gibson 2.376s 38
10 LMP2 R.Gonzalez, A.F.da Costa, A.Davidson ORECA/Gibson 2.793s 35
11 LMP2 M.Patterson, K.Yamashita, A.Fjordbach ORECA/Gibson 3.364s 35
12 LMP2 T.Laurent, A.Negrao, P.Ragues Alpine/Gibson 3.436s 34
13 LMP2 R.Lacorte, A.Belicchi, G.Sernagiotto Dallara/Gibson 4.543s 33
14 GTE Pro G.Bruni, R.Lietz Porsche 12.628s 37
15 GTE Pro M.Sorensen, N.Thiim Aston Martin 12.703s 41
16 GTE Pro J.Calado, A.P.Guidi Ferrari 12.842s 34
17 GTE Am E.Perfetti, D.H.Hansson, M.Cairoli Porsche 13.053s 34
18 GTE Am P.D.Lana, D.Turner, R.Gunn Aston Martin 13.148s 34
19 GTE Am S.Yoluc, C.Eastwood, J.Adam Aston Martin 13.197s 21
20 GTE Am M.Ishikawa, O.Beretta, K.Cozzolino Ferrari 13.252s 37
21 GTE Pro M.Christensen, K.Estre Porsche 13.316s 30
22 GTE Pro A.Lynn, M.Martin Aston Martin 13.580s 35
23 GTE Am M.Wainwright, A.Watson, B.Barker Porsche 13.830s 39
24 GTE Am C.Ried, R.Pera, M.Campbell Porsche 13.864s 34
25 GTE Am A.Negro, W.Bamber, T.Preining Porsche 14.121s 38
26 GTE Am F.Perrodo, E.Collard, N.Nielsen Ferrari 14.206s 39
27 GTE Am T.Flohr, F.Castellacci, G.Fisichella Ferrari 14.252s 39
28 GTE Am P.Prette, L.Prette Jr., V.Abril Porsche 14.413s 34
29 GTE Am B.Keating, L.ten Voorde, J.Bleekemolen Porsche 15.205s 39
30 GTE Am B.Grimes, J.Mowlem, C.Hollings Ferrari 15.428s 37
31 GTE Pro D.Rigon, M.Molina Ferrari 0

Practice 2 Results

POS CLASS DRIVER CAR GAP LAPS
1 LMP1 C.Robertson, M.Simpson, G.Smith Ginetta/AER 0.000s 31
2 LMP1 S.Buemi, K.Nakajima, B.Hartley Toyota 0.061s 43
3 LMP1 B.Senna, G.Menezes, N.Nato Rebellion/Gibson 0.161s 33
4 LMP1 M.Conway, K.Kobayashi, J.M.Lopez Toyota 0.852s 41
5 LMP1 J.King, B.Hanley, E.Orudzhev Ginetta/AER 1.551s 20
6 LMP2 N.Lapierre, A.Borga, A.Coigny ORECA/Gibson 1.627s 40
7 LMP2 P.Hanson, F.Albuquerque, P.Di Resta ORECA/Gibson 2.270s 28
8 LMP2 M.Patterson, K.Yamashita, A.Fjordbach ORECA/Gibson 2.330s 43
9 LMP2 H-Pin Tung, G.Aubry, W.Stevens ORECA/Gibson 2.378s 43
10 LMP2 F.van Eerd, G.van der Garde, N.de Vries ORECA/Gibson 2.968s 39
11 LMP2 R.Gonzalez, A.F.da Costa, A.Davidson ORECA/Gibson 3.006s 36
12 LMP2 T.Laurent, A.Negrao, P.Ragues Alpine/Gibson 3.932s 34
13 LMP2 R.Lacorte, A.Belicchi, G.Sernagiotto Dallara/Gibson 4.896s 33
14 GTE Pro D.Rigon, M.Molina Ferrari 11.909s 40
15 GTE Pro A.Lynn, M.Martin Aston Martin 12.401s 39
16 GTE Pro M.Sorensen, N.Thiim Aston Martin 12.695s 40
17 GTE Pro M.Christensen, K.Estre Porsche 12.937s 37
18 GTE Am C.Ried, R.Pera, M.Campbell Porsche 13.808s 35
19 GTE Pro G.Bruni, R.Lietz Porsche 13.834s 37
20 GTE Am S.Yoluc, C.Eastwood, J.Adam Aston Martin 13.899s 39
21 GTE Am P.Prette, L.Prette Jr., V.Abril Porsche 13.955s 37
22 GTE Am A.Negro, W.Bamber, T.Preining Porsche 14.410s 39
23 GTE Am M.Ishikawa, O.Beretta, K.Cozzolino Ferrari 14.415s 39
24 GTE Am P.D.Lana, D.Turner, R.Gunn Aston Martin 14.425s 38
25 GTE Pro J.Calado, A.P.Guidi Ferrari 14.440s 32
26 GTE Am B.Grimes, J.Mowlem, C.Hollings Ferrari 14.528s 39
27 GTE Am F.Perrodo, E.Collard, N.Nielsen Ferrari 14.767s 37
28 GTE Am T.Flohr, F.Castellacci, G.Fisichella Ferrari 14.835s 38
29 GTE Am M.Wainwright, A.Watson, B.Barker Porsche 14.960s 30
30 GTE Am E.Perfetti, D.H.Hansson, M.Cairoli Porsche 15.150s 32
31 GTE Am B.Keating, L.ten Voorde, J.Bleekemolen Porsche 15.456s 38

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