Toyota fight back to top FP2

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Toyota topped  an interrupted FP2 for the 6 Hours of Spa-Francorchamps, ending the session first and second fastest ahead of a previously dominant Porsche team.

Toyota #6 Walter

Toyota #6 set the fastest time in FP2 at Spa, with the #5 Toyota second fastest in the session. However, the time that the leading car set was half a second slower than Porsche’s morning time, although the #6 car’s time improved by 0.9 seconds from the morning. Porsche’s #1 and #2 finished the session third and fourth fastest respectively. At Audi only the #7 car set a time which was good enough for fifth. The #8 car failed to complete a lap. ByKolles split the 12 and 13 Rebellions respectively in the LMP1 Privateer class.

The #45 Manor Oreca 05 topped the session in the LMP2 class ahead of the #38 G-Drive entry driven by Simon Dolan, Jake Dennis and Giedo van der Garde. The #38 car being entered as a one off in preparation for Le Mans next month.

Walter Aston #96

GTE-PRO saw Bruni and Calado move their #51 Ferrari 488 up to fastest in class ahead of the #97 Aston Martin of Jonathan Adam, Richie Stanaway and Fernando Rees. Third fastest in the GT class was the #71 AF Corse Ferrari of Sam Bird and Davide Rigon. Both the Ford GTs went faster than the Proton Porsche.

AF Corse Ferrari also topped the GTE-AM class, this time with the #83 458 Italia. Gulf Racing UK put their Porsche 911 second fastest in class ahead of the FP1 topping Aston Martin V8 Vantage GTB driven by Mathias Lauda, Pedro Lamy and Paul Dalla Lana.

The session was interrupted due to the #26 G-Drive and #50 Larbre car being stranded on the circuit and needing retrieving.

Free practice three and qualifying will take place tomorrow.

Image –  Walter Schruff (WEC-Magazin)