Jani Quickest on Friday at Paul Ricard

Neel Jani
Neel Jani

Porsche has topped the time charts in the opening day of testing at the Prologue, with the German manufacturer showing the upper hand in all three sessions at Paul Ricard.

Neel Jani ended as quickest of the day, thanks to the Swiss driver's 1:37.487 lap set in Friday's two-hour night session.

Jani's time was 0.860 seconds quicker than the No. 5 Toyota TS050 Hybrid, which was second quickest overall on the time sheets, and also second in the twilight.

Audi continued its struggles with its new R18, as Andre Lotterer stopped on track midway through the session before returning to the pits under his own power. The car did not turn any additional laps.

It came after the No. 7 car missed the majority of the afternoon session due to a “small mechanical issue." Audi has not disclosed the exact problems of its diesel-powered contender.

Results

Pos No. – Team Drivers Car Cl Ty Time Lap Laps Behind Gap
1 2 Porsche Team R. DUMAS / N. JANI / M. LIEB Porsche 919 Hybrid LMP1 H M 1:37.487 2 52
2 5 Toyota Gazoo Racing A. DAVIDSON / S. BUEMI / K. NAKAJIMA Toyota TS050 – Hybrid LMP1 H M 1:38.347 37 39 +0.860 +0.860
3 7 Audi Sport Team Joest M. FÄSSLER / A. LOTTERER / B. TRÉLUYER Audi R18 LMP1 H M 1:39.678 3 4 +2.191 +1.331
4 12 Rebellion Racing N. PROST / N. PIQUET JR / N. HEIDFELD Rebellion R-One – AER LMP1 D 1:42.147 11 36 +4.660 +2.469
5 13 Rebellion Racing M. TUSCHER / D. KRAIHAMER / A. IMPERATORI Rebellion R-One – AER LMP1 D 1:43.190 24 36 +5.703 +1.043
6 4 Bykolles Racing Team O. WEBB CLM P1/01 – AER LMP1 D 1:46.958 6 13 +9.471 +3.768
7 36 Signatech Alpine G. MENEZES / N. LAPIERRE / S. RICHELMI Alpine A460 – Nissan LMP2 D 1:47.782 9 16 +10.295 +0.824
8 43 RGR Sport by Morand R. GONZALEZ / F. ALBUQUERQUE / B. SENNA LIGIER JS P2 – Nissan LMP2 D 1:47.821 4 21 +10.334 +0.039
9 31 Extreme Speed Motorsports R. DALZIEL / L. DERANI LIGIER JS P2 – Nissan LMP2 D 1:47.858 5 27 +10.371 +0.037
10 37 SMP Racing V. PETROV / K. LADYGIN / V. SHAYTAR BR01 – Nissan LMP2 D 1:47.987 30 33 +10.500 +0.129
11 27 SMP Racing N. MINASSIAN / M. MEDIANI / D. MARKOZOV BR01 – Nissan LMP2 D 1:48.380 8 35 +10.893 +0.393
12 30 Extreme Speed Motorsports E. BROWN / J. VAN OVERBEEK LIGIER JS P2 – Nissan LMP2 D 1:49.105 8 8 +11.618 +0.725
13 44 Manor T. GRAVES / M. RAO / W. STEVENS / J. JAKES Oreca 05 – Nissan LMP2 D 1:49.177 12 33 +11.690 +0.072
14 51 AF Corse G. BRUNI / J. CALADO Ferrari 488 GTE LMGTE Pro M 1:58.109 6 25 +20.622 +8.932
15 66 Ford Chip Ganassi Team UK W. JOHNSON / S. MÃœCKE / O. PLA Ford GT LMGTE Pro M 1:59.041 28 43 +21.554 +0.932
16 67 Ford Chip Ganassi Team UK M. FRANCHITTI / A. PRIAULX / H. TINCKNELL Ford GT LMGTE Pro M 1:59.105 26 26 +21.618 +0.064
17 97 Aston Martin Racing M. SØRENSEN / F. REES / J. ADAM Aston Martin Vantage V8 LMGTE Pro D 2:00.384 13 20 +22.897 +1.279
18 98 Aston Martin Racing P. DALLA LANA / P. LAMY / M. LAUDA Aston Martin Vantage V8 LMGTE Am D 2:01.754 8 23 +24.267 +1.370
19 86 Gulf Racing M. WAINWRIGHT / A. CARROLL / B. BARKER Porsche 911 RSR LMGTE Am M 2:01.918 6 22 +24.431 +0.164
20 1 Porsche Team T. BERNHARD / M. WEBBER / B. HARTLEY Porsche 919 Hybrid LMP1 H M
21 26 G-Drive Racing R. RUSINOV / N. BERTHON / R. RAST Oreca 05 – Nissan LMP2 D
22 35 Baxi DC Racing Alpine D. CHENG / H. TUNG / N. PANCIATICI Alpine A460 – Nissan LMP2 D
23 42 Strakka Racing N. LEVENTIS / D. WATTS / J. KANE Gibson 015S – Nissan LMP2 D
24 50 Larbre Competition Y. YAMAGISHI / P. RAGUES / P. RUBERTI Chevrolet Corvette C7-Z06 LMGTE Am M
25 71 AF Corse D. RIGON / S. BIRD Ferrari 488 GTE LMGTE Pro M
26 77 Dempsey – Proton Racing C. RIED Porsche 911 RSR (2016) LMGTE Pro M
27 78 KCMG C. RIED / J. CAMATHIAS Porsche 911 RSR LMGTE Am M
28 83 AF Corse F. PERRODO / E. COLLARD / R. AGUAS Ferrari F458 Italia LMGTE Am M
29 88 Abu Dhabi-Proton Racing K. AL QUBAISI / P. LONG Porsche 911 RSR LMGTE Am M

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