Porsche 1-2 in opening LeMans practice

Neel Jani in the No. 2 Porsche
Neel Jani in the No. 2 Porsche

Neel Jani led a Porsche one-two in free practice for the Le Mans 24 Hours on Wednesday afternoon with a lap set just before a red flag ended the session.

Jani's 3m22.011s with 10 minutes moved the No. 2 Porsche 919 Hybrid half a second clear of the No. 1 Porsche.

The session was brought to an early end when Stephane Sarrazin crashed the #6 Toyota TS050 on the exit of Indianapolis, while Ines Taittinger also lost the #28 Pegasus Morgan at the Porsche Curves around the same time.

Results

1. Dumas/Jani/Lieb GER Porsche 919 Hybrid 3m 22.011s LMP1
2. Webber/Hartley/Bernhard GER Porsche 919 Hybrid 3m 22.550s LMP1
3. Jarvis/Duval/di Grassi GER Audi Sport Joest R18 e-tron 3m 22.958s LMP1
4. Kobayashi/Sarrazin/Conway JPN Toyota Gazoo TS040 Hybrid 3m 23.158s LMP1
5. Davidson/Buemi/Nakajima JPN Toyota Gazoo TS040 Hybrid 3m 23.031s LMP1
6. Fassler/Lotterer/Treluyer GER Audi Sport Joest R18 e-tron 3m 24.526s LMP1
7. Prost/Piquet Jr/Heidfeld SUI Rebellion R-ONE AER 3m 25.036s LMP1
8. Tuscher/Kraihamer/Imperatori SUI Rebellion R-ONE AER 3m 25.291s LMP1
9. Trummer/Webb/Kaffer AUS ByKolles CLM P1/01 AER 3m 35.232s LMP1
10. Matsuda/Howson/Bradley HKG KCMG Oreca 05 – Nissan 3m 39.133s LMP2
11. Menezes/Lapierre/Richelmi FRA Signatech Alpine Nissan 3m 39.721s LMP2
12. Barthez/Chatin/Buret/Gachet FRA Panis Barthez Competition Ligier JS P2 – Nissan 3m 40.308s LMP2
13. Pu/Gommendy/De Bruun FRA Eurasia Motorsport Oreca 05 – Nissan 3m 40.321s LMP2
14. Thiriet/Beche/Hirakawa FRA Thiriet By Tds Racing Oreca 05 – Nissan 3m 40.455 LMP2
15. Leventis/Kane/Watts GBR Strakka Gibson 015S Nissan 3m 40.979s LMP2
16. Sharp/vOverbeek/Brown USA ESM Ligier JS P2 Nissan 3m 41.327s LMP2
17. Rusinov/Stevens/Rast/Brundle RUS G-Drive Ligier Nissan 3m 31.410s LMP2
18. Derani/Dalziel/Cumming USA ESM Ligier JS P2 Nissan 3m 41.116s LMP2
19. Pew/Negri Jr/Vanthoor USA Michael Shank Racing Ligier JS P2 – Honda 3m 41.119s LMP2
20. Cheng/Tung/Panciatici CHN Baxi DC Racing Alpine A460 – Nissan 3m 42.143s LMP2
21. Rao/Bradley/Merhi GBR Manor Oreca 05 – Nissan 3m 42.866s LMP2
22. Minassian/Mediani/Wirth SMP Racing BR01 – Nissan 3m 43.407s LMP2
23. van der Garde/Dolan/Dennis RUS G-Drive Gibson Nissan 3m 43.455s LMP2
24. Petrov/Shaytar/Ladygin RUS SMP Racing BR01 – Nissan 3m 43.828s LMP2
25. Gonzalez/Albuquerque/Senna MEX RGR Sport by Morand Ligier JS P2 – Nissan 3m 44.086s LMP2
26. Taittinger/Striebig/Roussel FRA Pegasus Racing Morgan – Nissan 3m 44.118s LMP2
27. Munemann/Hoy/Pizzitola POR Algarve Pro Racing Ligier JS P2 – Nissan 3m 45.810s LMP2
28. Keating/Bleekemolen/Goossens IRE Murphy Prototypes Oreca 03R – Nissan 3m 45.817s LMP2
29. Leutwiler/Nakano/Winslow/Koutsoumidis FRA Race Perfrmance Oreca 03R– Judd 3m 46.130s LMP2
30. Rojas/Canal/Lancaster GBR Greaves Motorsport Ligier JS P2 – Nissan 3m 46.900s LMP2
31. Capillaire/Coleman/Maris/Lombard FRA SO24! By Lombard Racing Ligier JS P2 – Judd 3m 46.953s LMP2
32. Krohn/Jonsson USA Krohn Raacing Ligier JS P2 – Nissan 3m 46.988s LMP2
33. Bruni/Calado/ Pier Guidi ITA AF Corse Ferrari 488 GTE 3m 53.833s GTE Pro
34. Sausset/Tinseau/Bouvet FRA SRT41 by Oak Racing Morgan LMP2 – Nissan 3m 53.893s CDNT
35. Fisichella/Vilander/Malucelli ITA Risi Competizione Ferrari 488 GTE 3m 54.180s GTE Pro
36. Hand/Muller/Bourdais USA Ford Chip Ganassi Team USA Ford GT 3m 54.893s GTE Pro
37. Johnson/Mucke/Pla USA Ford Chip Ganassi Team UK Ford GT 3m 55.081s GTE Pro
38. Franchitti/Priaulx/Tincknell USA Ford Chip Ganassi Team UK Ford GT 3m 56.436s GTE Pro
39. Rigon/Bird/Bertolini ITA AF Corse Ferrari 488 GTE 3m 56.502s GTE Pro
40. Briscoe/Westbrook/Dixon USA Ford Chip Ganassi Team USA Ford GT 3m 56.510s GTE Pro
41. Makowiecki/Bamber/Bergmeister GER Porsche Motorsport 911 RSR (2016) 3m 56.661s GTE Pro
42. Gavin/Milner/Taylor USA Corvette Racing – GM Corvette C7.R 3m 57.131s GTE Pro
43. Magnussen/Garcia/Taylor USA Corvette Racing – GM Corvette C7.R 3m 57.490s GTE Pro
44. Pilet/Estre/Tandy GER Porsche Motorsport 911 RSR (2016) 3m 57.506s GTE Pro
45. Thiim/Sorensen/Turner GBR Aston Martin Racing Vantage V8 3m 57.618s GTE Pro
46. Lietz/Christensen/Eng/Bachler GER Dempsey-Proton Porsche 911 RSR 3m 57.996s GTE Pro
47. Rees/Stanaway/Adam GBR Aston Martin Racing Vantage V8 3m 58.457s GTE Pro
48. Mok/Sawa/Bell FRA Clearwater Racing 458 Italia 3m 57.543s GTE Am
49. Sweedler/Bell/Segal ITA Scuderia Corsa Ferrari 458 Italia 3m 59.103s GTE Am
50. Perrodo/Collard/Aguas ITA AF Corse Ferrari F458 Italia 3m 59.294s GTE Am
51. Long/Heinemeier-Hansson/Al Qubaisi ABU Abu Dhabi-Proton Porsche 911 RSR 4m 00.592s GTE Am
52. Ried/Henzler/Camathias HKG KCMG Porsche 911 RSR 4m 00.418s GTE Am
53. Dalla Lana/Lamy/Lauda GBR Aston Martin Racing Vantage V8 4m 00.853s GTE Am
54. Yamagishi/Ragues/Belloc/Catsburg FRA Larbre Competition Chevrolet C7-Z06 4m 01.177s GTE Am
55. Cameron/Griffin/Scott ITA AF Corse Ferrari 458 Italia 4m 01.200s GTE Am
56. Macneil/Keen/Miller/Jeannette USA Proton Competition Porsche 911 RSR 4m 02.191s GTE Am
57. Laursen/Mac/Nielsen ITA Formula Racing Ferrari 458 Italia 4m 02.432s GTE Am
58. Wainwright/Carroll/Barker GBR Gulf Racing Porsche 911 RSR 4m 03.783s GTE Am
59. O'Connell/Bryant/Patterson FRA Team AAI Chevrolet Corvette C7-Z06 4m 04.526s GTE Am
60. Howard/Griffin/Hirsch GBR Aston Martin Racing V8 Vantage 4m 07.679s GTE Am

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