Toyota driver Kamui Kobayashi finished first in the final practice session before qualifying.
In the session, which started on a wet floor from overnight rain, the first part of the session was quite slow. They were about 20 seconds slower than the degrees recorded on dry land yesterday. However, as we reached the end of the 1-hour session, a dry line began to form and the fast lines came together. Many producers have risen to the top, the top name and brand have changed many times.
At the end of the session, the #7 GR010 HYBRID LMH was first with Kobayashi behind the wheel. The Japanese driver had to overtake the GTE Am Porsche on his fastest lap and spilled at the Blanchimont Turn. Still, he was fastest with a time of 2:08.702.
Although the track was dry, it was still not good on dry pavement and Kobayasahi’s lap this time was 7 seconds slower than the fastest time recorded by Antonio Giovinazzi in practice 2 yesterday.
Chip Ganassi Cadillac of Earl Bamber #2 was second, 0.734 seconds back. Bamber had lapped the Bruxelles Curve minutes before being promoted to second place.
#8 Toyota Gazoo Racing Toyota GR010 – Mixed: Sebastien Buemi, Brendon Hartley, Ryo Hirakawa
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Will Stevens takes Jota’s new 963 to third place. Antonio Felix da Costa, on the other hand, was unable to use his new car yesterday as he was working on Formula E simulation, today he has the chance to spend more time with his new car.
Stevens and Jota are 3rd in the Hypercar class, but 4th overall. Because the #31 WRT ORECA-Gibson from the LMP2 class takes 0.166 seconds faster than Stevens and takes 3rd place in the general classification.
As a result, Jota 963 fell to 4th place in the overall classification. Fifth place went to another LMP2 car. Vector Sport ORECA, driven by Gabriel Aubry, took fifth place in the general classification.
#8 Toyota was 6th behind them. Ryo Hirakawa was the only driver in the top 10 who did not record his best at the final lap.
#2 Cadillac Racing Cadillac V-Series.R: Earl Bamber, Alex Lynn, Richard Westbrook
Photo by: JEP / Sports Pictures
Sebastien Bourdais drove his second Ganassi Cadillac to 5th in the Hypercar class and 7th overall. The #22 United Autosports ORECA LMP2 car was eighth overall. Antonio Fuoco kept Ferrari in the top 10 with a total of 9.
Another United Autsports car completed the top 10.
Driving the Glickenhaus-Pipo 007 LMH, Romain Dumas was in first place with 4 minutes remaining, but as the ratings improved in the final minutes, he found himself 11th and 7th in the Hypercar class. Behind the Glickenhaus were factory Porsches.
Some cars in the Hypercar class did not fly in the final section, where the track was faster. The fastest car in the second practice was the #51 Ferrari LMH. The #51 Ferrari was 15th, just behind the #6 Penske Porsche. #6 Kevin Estre of Porsche also did not play at the end of the session.
The Peugeot 9X8 drivers were also in the garage at the end of the session. Vanwall’s Vandervell 680 LMH was the slowest Hypercar in its class.
#93 Peugeot Totalenergy Peugeot 9X8: Paul Di Resta, Mikkel Jensen, Jean-Eric Vergne
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In the GTE Am class, the fastest time came from the #60 Iron Lynx Porsche 911 RSR-19. The car driven by Matteo Cressoni took first place in its class with a time of 2:25,726 and was 3.3 seconds faster than Casper Stevenson in the #777 Aston Martin.
The GTE Am class was led by Matteo Cressoni#60 Iron lynx Porsche 911 RSR-19.
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