The #8 Audi R18 of Loic Duval, Lucas di Grassi and Oliver Jarvis posted the fastest time of yesterday’s Le Mans Test Day of 3:21.375. In LMP2, Eurasia Motorsport finished top of the time sheets while Corvette recorded the fastest times in both GTE Pro (Corvette Racing) and GTE Am (Larbre Competition).

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Loic Duval was the quickest driver in the LMP1 field on Sunday, setting a fastest time of 3:21.375 in the warmer conditions of the afternoon session at the Circuit de la Sarthe. The two Porsches finished second and third in the session, with times of 3:22.270 (#1) and 3:22.334 (#2) respectively. Toyota’s quickest lap time, a 3:23.197, was set by Anthony Davidson in the #5 machine.

In LMP2, it was ELMS team Eurasia Motorsport at the top of the time sheets, Tristan Gommendy recording that car’s fastest lap in session two of 3:36.690. In second position overall was the #36 Signatech Alpine car of Gustavo Menezes, Nicolas Lapierre and Stéphane Richelmi, which finished just over half a second further back. Third-quickest on the day was René Rast in the #26 G-Drive Racing Oreca 05 with a 3:37.503.

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GTE Pro honours were taken by Corvette Racing, Anthony Garcia going quickest in the #63 car with a 3:55.122 on lap 62 of their 73-lap run across the two four-hour sessions. The two works Porsches, like the Corvettes over the the US to keep at Le Mans, finished the day in second and third positions. Nick Tandy posted a 3:55.402 for the #91 car, while Fred Mackowiecki was the fastest man in the #92 machine with a 3:55.691. The quickest Ford was the #69 machine, which set a 3:56.039 on its penultimate lap of the car in the hands of Ryan Briscoe.

A Corvette C7 was also on top of the time sheets in GTE Am, too, with Nicky Catsburg recording the fastest time of the day – a 3:57.999, The Dutchman had been a last-minute replacement for Paolo Ruberti, who was injured in a driver-training accident at Hockenheim last week. Speaking to Sportscar365, Catsburg admitted that a drive for the 24 hours was unlikely as Larbre Competition were looking for a driver with a budget to fill Ruberti’s place. Matt Griffin went second-fastest in GTE Am with a 3:58.869, while Townsend Bell finished the day with the third-quickest time for Scuderia Corsa (3:58.981).

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