Toyota fastest again as Porsche close in

Toyota have maintaned their record of topping all sessions so far this weekend at Silverstone, with the #8 Toyota TS050 once again heading the times. However as qualifying looms, Porsche are closing in.

Davidson took the #8 Toyota to the top of the times with a late lap. Although slower than yesterday’s FP2 pace, rain over night and cold conditions slowed the ultimate pace to a 1:39.476. Second was the #1 Porsche with of Nick Tandy, Andre Lotterer and Neel Jani, just seven tenths off of the Toyota. The #2 Porsche 919 Hybrid was a further tenth back in third with the #7 Toyota rounding out the hybrid runners. ByKolles were 13th overall and faster than only one LMP2 car, seven seconds off the pace.

The #28 TDS Racing Oreca topped LMP2 just four and a half seconds off of Davidson’s Toyota. G-Drive were second in class ahead of the #38 Jackie Chan DC Racing Oreca 07.

GTE-Pro saw Ford’s #67 GT lead their #66 in first and second. Ferrari’s #51 and #71 488’s finished third and fourth in class respectively. Fifth fastest in GTE was the fastest Am car. Aston Martin’s #98 Vantage.

Despite having a quick run in the session, the #98 car got caught up with Jose Maria Lopez’s Toyota on the exit of Luffield, causing left front damage which brought a slightly premature end the the home team’s session.

Qulifying for the GTE cars begins at 13:00 and runs for twenty minutes before the prototypes go out at 13:30 for their twenty minute shoot out for pole position.