Audi beat Porsche in the test of the 24 Hours of Le Mans


Despite the domination of the Porsche 919 Hybrid during the
morning session, the Audi R18 e-tron #8 has been the best time of the
official test of the Le Mans 24 Hours
after the time of 3:21.375 marked by
Lucas di Grassi. With Audi over Porsche, Toyota has left some doubts
in terms of performance. In LMP2 the time of reference has been to the
Oreca 05 – Nissan’s #33, although Roberto Merhi has left very good feelings
with the prototype of the Manor during the time it has been on track. The C7 Corvette.R of Antonio Garcia dominates among the

In LMP1, both the Audi R18 e-tron as the Porsche 919 Hybrid have been shot regularly in 3:22, breaking the dynamic Lucas di Grassi with his 3:21.3 during the afternoon session. Rhythms of race and consumption, the two German firms seem to be very matched for the 24 Hours of Le Mans. A step behind, the Toyota TS050 Hybrid have not been able to have both rhythm, in spite of the good performance of Anthony Davison, who has been the fastest of the seven drivers present with the japanese brand, the entire time that Alex Wurz has been uploaded in the two prototypes of the computer.

Between the LMP1 without hybrid technology the domain during the entire day has been for the Rebellion R-One – AER #7 with Matheo Tuscher, Alexandre Imperatori and Dominik Kraihamer rodadndo at a very good level, something that contrasts with the fact that the tip speed is fastest during the morning session has gone to the other Rebellion Racing with Nelson Piquet Jr. to their commanders. While the two LMP1 of Rebellion have managed to shoot in 3:27 in its fastest laps, the CLM P1/01 ByKolles has had some problems during the morning session and has not been able to spend the 3:33.


The category LMP2 has been the most matched, with rhythms similar
among the teams and riders strong. During the morning, the Alpine
A460 #36 Signatech Racing has marked the reference of the hands of Nicolas
Lapierre, while the fastest time of the day has been for the Oreca
05 #33 of Eurasia Racing
. However, very close to both has been the
prototype of Manor. Roberto Merhi has put in a good day of test, reaching
lead by Oreca 05 #44 In their category during a phase of the session
morning. Finally Merhi, Rao and Bass have been finished in the fifth position with
a time 3:38.3.

The category GTE-Pro has had great alternatives, all
while the Ferrari 488 GTE AF Corse had dragged on for mechanical problems
during the morning, and andl Aston Martin #95 has had to change the engine. Though
the Porsche 911 officers have marked major periods during phases of the test,
best time has been for the C7 Corvette.R #63 of Antonio Garcia, Jan Magnussen
and Ricky Taylor
. For its part, the role of the Ford GT has been a both
discreet, every time that the Ford #69 was filmed in 3:56, almost a second off the
best time of the day.

In the category GTE-Am domain has also been to one of the Chevrolet, every time that the best time has been in the Corvette C7-Z06 #50
Larbre Competition
. In this WG have been uploaded to four pilots, all time that Nicky
Catsburg and Jean-Phillipe Belloc have been assessed to be able to replace the
injured Paolo Ruberti. Although the Ferrari 458 Italia #55 finished second,
the other Ferrari of AF Corse has starred in one of the red flags of the day
as you get out of track. A small range of rain and a second red flag
caused by the Ligier JS P2 – Honda #49
have been two other incidents of
the day.