Le Mans: Toyota tops free practice

Toyota driver Anthony Davidson topped free practice for the Le Mans 24 Hours, a session shortened by a massive accident for Audi's Loic Duval.

Davidson set the best time in the #8 Toyota TS040 Hybrid of 2m23.652s. Then a red flag came out minutes later when Duval crashed at the Porsche Curves.

The #1 Audi R18 e-tron Quattro hit the debris fencing hard but Duval was confirmed to be conscious and communicating when he was taken to the medical centre for checks.

Marcel Fassler was second fastest in the #2 Audi, just 0.324s off the Toyota, but the strength of the Japanese marque was underlined by Kazuki Nakajima's third-best time in the #7 car.

The #1 Audi had briefly headed the timesheets in the hands of Lucas di Grassi, shortly before Duval's crash.

Results

Pos Class Drivers Team/Car Time
1. P1 Davidson/Lapierre/Buemi Toyota 3m23.652s
2. P1 Fassler/Lotterer/Treluyer Audi 3m23.976s
3. P1 Wurz/Sarrazin/Nakajima Toyota 3m24.291s
4. P1 Di Grassi/Duval/Kristensen Audi 3m24.729s
5. P1 Albuquerque/Bonanomi/Jarvis Audi 3m24.829s
6. P1 Bernhard/Webber/Hartley Porsche 3m26.602s
7. P1 Dumas/Jani/Lieb Porsche 3m27.374s
8. P1 Prost/Heidfeld/Beche Rebellion-Toyota 3m31.212s
9. P1 Kraihamer/Belicchi/Leimer Rebellion-Toyota 3m36.345s
10. P2 Brundle/Mardenborough/Shulzhitskiy OAK Ligier-Nissan 3m40.611s
11. P2 Berthon/Gonzalez/Chandhok Murphy ORECA-Nissan 3m40.737s
12. P2 Ladygin/Minassian/Mediani SMP ORECA-Nissan 3m41.073s
13. P2 Chatin/Panciatici/Webb Signatech Alpine-Nissan 3m41.096s
14. P2 Howson/Bradley/Imperatori KCMG ORECA-Nissan 3m41.602s
15. P2 Rusinov/Pla/Canal OAK Morgan-Nissan 3m41.828s
16. P2 Ragues/Taylor/Ihara Larbre Morgan-Judd 3m42.216s
17. P2 Thiriet/Badey/Gommendy TDS Ligier-Nissan 3m42.261s
18. P2 Rast/Charouz/Capillaire Loeb ORECA-Nissan 3m42.630s
19. P2 Frey/Mailleux/Lancaster Race Perf ORECA-Judd 3m43.080s
20. P2 Dolan/Tincknell/Gene Jota Zytek-Nissan 3m43.148s
21. P2 Zlobin/Salo/Ladygin SMP ORECA-Nissan 3m43.310s
22. P2 Klien/Hirsch/Brandela Morand Morgan-Judd 3m43.725s
23. P2 Cheng/Tung/Fong OAK Ligier-HPD 3m44.739s
24. P2 Schell/Leutwiller/Roussel Pegasus Morgan-Nissan 3m44.799s
25. P2 Kimber-Smith/McMurry/Dyson Greaves Zytek-Nissan 3m45.275s
26. P2 Munemman/Latif/Winslow Greaves Zytek-Nissan 3m51.970s
27. GTEA Poulsen/Hansson/Thiim Aston Martin 3m57.015s
28. GTEP Bruni/Vilander/Fisichella AF Ferrari 3m57.028s
29. GTEP Turner/Mucke/Senna Aston Martin 3m57.086s
30. GTEP Magnussen/Garcia/Taylor Corvette 3m58.136s
31. GTEA Dempsey/Foster/Long Dempsey Porsche 3m58.167s
32. GTEP Rigon/Calado/Beretta AF Ferrari 3m58.263s
33. GTEP Pilet/Bergmeister/Tandy Manthey Porsche 3m58.316s
34. GTEP Holzer/Makowiecki/Lietz Manthey Porsche 3m58.492s
35. GTEP Macdowall/O'Young/Rees Aston Martin 3m58.870s
36. GTEA Wyatt/Rugolo/Bird AF Ferrari 3m58.923s
37. GTEP Gavin/Milner/Westbrook Corvette 3m59.225s
38. GTEP Griffin/Parente/Leo Ram Ferrari 3m59.383s
39. GTEA Dalla Lana/Lamy/Nygaard Aston Martin 3m59.387s
40. GTEA Ried/Bachler/Al Qubaisi Proton Porsche 3m59.461s
41. GTEA Perez-Companc/Cioci/Venturi AF Ferrari 3m59.498s
42. GTEA Bertolini/Shaitar/Basov SMP Ferrari 3m59.667s
43. GTEA Montecalvo/Roda/Ruberti 8Star Ferrari 3m59.901s
44. GTEA Mann/Case/Giammaria AF Ferrari 3m59.945s
45. GTEA Narac/Armindo/Hallyday Imsa Porsche 4m00.760s
46. GTEA Perrodo/Collard/Palttala Prospeed Porsche 4m01.108s
47. GTEA Krohn/Jonsson/Collins Krohn Ferrari 4m01.858s
48. GTEA MacNeil/Curtis/Bleekemolen Prospeed Porsche 4m02.279s
49. GTEA Barthez/Pons/Ayari Sofrev Ferrari 4m02.449s
50. GTEA Maris/Merlin/Helary Imsa Porsche 4m02.580s
51. GTEA Mowlem/Patterson/Hamilton Ram Ferrari 4m02.757s
52. GTEA Al Faisal/Neiman/Pumpelly JMW Ferrari 4m02.852s
53. GTEA Nakano/Ehret/Rich Taisan Ferrari 4m08.634s
54. GTEA Mallegol/Bachelier/Blank AF Ferrari 4m10.793s
55. C Ordonez/Reip/Motoyama Nissan ZEOD No Time

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