European Le Mans Qualifying Live From Silverstone.
The no22 United Autosports Oreca has set the early pace in practice for tonight’s ELMS round at Silverstone. Filipe Albuquerque sett the fastest time with a 1m43.175, just 0.014s slower than his best time in FP1. The no21 Dragonspeed Oreca was second quickest once again with Ben Hanley setting a 1m43.365 and the no26 G-Drive Racing Aurus of Jean-Eric Vergne was third 0.131s behind the Dragonspeed.
In LMP3 the no11 Eurointernational Ligier was quickest with Mikkel Mac posting a 1m54.611 lap of the 3.6-mile Silverstone track, six tenth behind the best time set in FP1. The Dane was 0.6 seconds ahead of the no19 M Racing Norma of Yann Ehrlacher and 0.7 seconds ahead of the no6 360 Racing Ligier.
The LMGTE field was led by the no88 Proton Competition Porsche 911 RSR with a 1m57.080 lap set by Thomas Preining, 1.6 seconds faster than the best time in Free Practice 1. The Porsche was nearly seven tenths ahead of the no77 Dempsey-Proton Racing Porsche of Matteo Cairoli, with the no55 Spirit of Race Ferrari ending the session third quickest in LMGTE with a 1m58.079, 0.999s behind the lead Porsche.
The next time the ELMS cars will be on track will be for qualifying, starting with LMGTE at 19h50 on Saturday 31 August.