Toyota beats 2016 pole, mops up Porsche at LeMans 24 test

Toyota swept the top-3 positions in the 24 Hours of LeMans test session held Sunday.

Kamui Kobayashi ended up fastest with a 3m18.132s aboard the #7 Toyota TS050 HYBRID, which was more than a second and a half up on Neel Jani's 2016 pole time for Porsche.

Those times put him ahead of the #8 Toyota in which Kazuki Nakajima had led the way during the morning of the test.

Earl Bamber set the fastest Porsche time of the test with a 3m21.512s.

Neel Jani was fifth fastest in the second Porsche on a 3m22.100s.

The #35 Signatech Alpine ORECA again went quickest in LMP2, this time with Nelson Panciatici turning the fastest lap of the session.

He posted a 3m28.146s aboard the Alpine-badged ORECA-Gibson 07 to end up seven tenths clear of the Jean-Eric Vergne in the best of the Manor team's entries.

Chevrolet had the top spot in GTE Pro times with a 3m54.701s from Oliver Gavin.

His time eclipsed the 3m54.996s from Frederic Makowiecki in the #91 Porsche 911 RSR.

Aston Martin Racing took top spot in GTE Am with a 3m58.250s from Pedro Lamy.

TEST TIMES:

POS CLASS DRIVER TEAM CAR TIME GAP LAPS
1 LMP1 M.Conway, K.Kobayashi, S.Sarrazin, N.Lapierre, Y.Kunimoto Toyota Gazoo Racing Toyota 3m18.132s 0.000s 94
2 LMP1 S.Buemi, A.Davidson, K.Nakajima, Y.Kunimoto, J.M.Lopez Toyota Gazoo Racing Toyota 3m19.290s 1.158s 104
3 LMP1 N.Lapierre, Y.Kunimoto, J.M.Lopez, M.Conway, S.Buemi Toyota Gazoo Racing Toyota 3m21.455s 3.323s 106
4 LMP1 T.Bernhard, E.Bamber, B.Hartley, M.Lieb Porsche LMP Team Porsche 3m21.512s 3.380s 75
5 LMP1 N.Jani, A.Lotterer, N.Tandy, M.Lieb Porsche LMP Team Porsche 3m22.100s 3.968s 81
6 LMP2 N.Panciatici, P.Ragues, A.Negrao Signatech Alpine Matmut Alpine/Gibson 3m28.146s 10.014s 71
7 LMP1 O.Webb, D.Kraihamer, M.Bonanomi ByKOLLES Racing Team ENSO CLM/Nissan 3m28.701s 10.569s 68
8 LMP2 T.Graves, J.Hirschi, J-E.Vergne CEFC Manor TRS Racing ORECA/Gibson 3m28.844s 10.712s 80
9 LMP2 D.Cheng, T.Gommendy, A.Brundle Jackie Chan DC Racing ORECA/Gibson 3m29.104s 10.972s 69
10 LMP2 R.Rusinov, P.Thiriet, A.Lynn, J.Martin, L.Vanthoor G-Drive Racing ORECA/Gibson 3m29.113s 10.981s 93
11 LMP2 H-Pin Tung, T.Laurent, O.Jarvis Jackie Chan DC Racing ORECA/Gibson 3m29.924s 11.792s 68
12 LMP2 N.Piquet Jr., D.H.Hansson, M.Beche Vaillante Rebellion ORECA/Gibson 3m30.150s 12.018s 62
13 LMP2 F.Perrodo, M.Vaxiviere, E.Collard, N.Catsburg TDS Racing ORECA/Gibson 3m30.375s 12.243s 81
14 LMP2 R.Dumas, G.Menezes, M.Rao Signatech Alpine Matmut Alpine/Gibson 3m30.501s 12.369s 81
15 LMP2 J.Allen, F.Matelli, R.Bradley Graff ORECA/Gibson 3m30.525s 12.393s 63
16 LMP2 N.Prost, J.Canal, B.Senna Vaillante Rebellion ORECA/Gibson 3m30.535s 12.403s 80
17 LMP2 R.Gonzalez, S.Trummer, V.Petrov CEFC Manor TRS Racing ORECA/Gibson 3m30.570s 12.438s 81
18 LMP2 H.Hedman, B.Hanley, F.Rosenqvist Dragonspeed – 10 Star ORECA/Gibson 3m30.693s 12.561s 87
19 LMP2 M.Rojas, R.Hirakawa, J.Gutierrez G-Drive Racing ORECA/Gibson 3m31.150s 13.018s 65
20 LMP2 W.Owen, H.de Sadeleer, F.Albuquerque United Autosports Ligier/Gibson 3m31.907s 13.775s 77
21 LMP2 R.Lacorte, G.Sernagiotto, A.Belicchi Cetilar Villorba Corse Dallara/Gibson 3m32.567s 14.435s 76
22 LMP2 J.Lammers, F.van Eerd, R.Barrichello Racing Team Nederland Dallara/Gibson 3m33.304s 15.172s 86
23 LMP2 F.Barthez, T.Buret, N.Berthon, S.Gachet Panis Barthez Competition Ligier/Gibson 3m33.690s 15.558s 64
24 LMP2 M.Aleshin, S.Sirotkin, V.Shaytar, M.Mediani SMP Racing Dallara/Gibson 3m33.787s 15.655s 46
25 LMP2 N.Moore, P.Hanson, K.Chandhok Tockwith Motorsports Ligier/Gibson 3m34.385s 16.253s 53
26 LMP2 E.Guibbert, E.Trouillet, J.Winslow Graff ORECA/Gibson 3m34.404s 16.272s 61
27 LMP2 P.Lafargue, P.Lafargue, D.Zollinger, P-L.Chatin Idec Sport Racing Ligier/Gibson 3m35.968s 17.836s 84
28 LMP2 M.Patterson, M.McMurry, V.Capillaire, D.Koutsoumidis Algarve Pro Racing Ligier/Gibson 3m36.544s 18.412s 96
29 LMP2 B.Keating, J.Bleekemolen, R.Taylor, N.de Bruijn Keating Motorsports Riley/Gibson 3m38.671s 20.539s 38
30 LMP2 M.Konopka, K.Calko, R.Breukers ARC Bratislava Ligier/Gibson 3m38.905s 20.773s 66
31 LMP2 J.Nicolet, P.Nicolet, E.Maris Eurasia Motorsport Ligier/Gibson 3m43.817s 25.685s 71
32 GTE Pro O.Gavin, T.Milner, M.Fassler Corvette Racing – GM Chevrolet 3m54.701s 36.569s 74
33 GTE Pro R.Lietz, F.Makowiecki, P.Pilet, L.Vanthoor Porsche GT Team Porsche 3m54.996s 36.864s 87
34 GTE Pro M.Christensen, K.Estre, D.Werner, L.Vanthoor Porsche GT Team Porsche 3m54.999s 36.867s 72
35 GTE Pro J.Magnussen, A.Garcia, J.Taylor Corvette Racing – GM Chevrolet 3m55.064s 36.932s 87
36 GTE Pro N.Thiim, M.Sorensen, R.Stanaway Aston Martin Racing Aston Martin 3m55.251s 37.119s 55
37 GTE Pro D.Turner, J.Adam, D.Serra Aston Martin Racing Aston Martin 3m55.266s 37.134s 55
38 GTE Pro D.Rigon, S.Bird, M.Molina AF Corse Ferrari 3m55.385s 37.253s 68
39 GTE Pro J.Calado, A.P.Guidi, L.di Grassi AF Corse Ferrari 3m55.827s 37.695s 68
40 GTE Pro T.Vilander, G.Fisichella, P.Kaffer Risi Competizione Ferrari 3m55.847s 37.715s 45
41 GTE Pro R.Briscoe, R.Westbrook Ford Chip Ganassi Team USA Ford 3m57.536s 39.404s 57
42 GTE Pro A.Priaulx, H.Tincknell, L.Derani Ford Chip Ganassi Team UK Ford 3m57.881s 39.749s 84
43 GTE Pro J.Hand, D.Muller Ford Chip Ganassi Team USA Ford 3m58.011s 39.879s 62
44 GTE Pro S.Mucke, O.Pla, B.Johnson Ford Chip Ganassi Team UK Ford 3m58.181s 40.049s 72
45 GTE Am P.D.Lana, P.Lamy, M.Lauda Aston Martin Racing Aston Martin 3m58.250s 40.118s 80
46 GTE Am F.Rees, R.Brandela, C.Philippon Larbre Competition Chevrolet 3m58.302s 40.170s 78
47 GTE Am C.Ried, M.Cairoli, M.Dienst Dempsey-Proton Racing Porsche 3m58.449s 40.317s 80
48 GTE Am C.MacNeil, B.Sweedler, T.Bell Scuderia Corsa Ferrari 3m58.599s 40.467s 74
49 GTE Am D.Cameron, A.Scott, M.Cioci Spirit of Race Ferrari 3m58.804s 40.672s 80
50 GTE Am A.Howard, R.Gunn, O.Bryant Beechdean AMR Aston Martin 3m58.885s 40.753s 63
51 GTE Am S.Yoluc, E.Hankey TF Sport Aston Martin 3m59.140s 41.008s 50
52 GTE Am T.Krohn, N.Jonsson, A.Bertolini DH Racing Ferrari 3m59.174s 41.042s 65
53 GTE Am W.Sun Mok, K.Sawa, M.Griffin Clearwater Racing Ferrari 3m59.276s 41.144s 88
54 GTE Am K.Bachler, S.Lemeret, K.Al Qubaisi, C.Ried Proton Competition Porsche 3m59.277s 41.145s 87
55 GTE Am M.Wainwright, B.Barker, N.Foster Gulf Racing Porsche 3m59.582s 41.450s 75
56 GTE Am C.Nielsen, A.Balzan, B.Curtis Scuderia Corsa Ferrari 4m00.120s 41.988s 62
57 GTE Am T.Flohr, F.Castellacci, O.Beretta Spirit of Race Ferrari 4m00.213s 42.081s 84
58 GTE Am R.Smith, W.Stevens, D.Vanthoor, J.Cocker JMW Motorsport Ferrari 4m00.523s 42.391s 66
59 GTE Am P.Long, A.Al Faisal, M.Hedlund, C.Ried Proton Competition Porsche 4m00.556s 42.424s 53
60 GTE Am R.Wee, H.Kato, A.Parente Clearwater Racing Ferrari 4m05.248s 47.116s 81

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