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Porsche Fastest in Two Classes


Porsche took top honors in two classes in the Friday practice sessions from the World Endurance Championship’s Six Hours of Nurburgring.

Fresh off their win at Le Mans, the German carmaker led in LMP1 with the No. 2 Porsche 919 Hybrid over the Toyota Gazoo Racing team No. 8, followed by the sister No. 1 and No. 7 cars respectively.

Porsche backed up their chart-topping time in the first session with a 1-2 in the second, again with the Le Mans winning No. 2 car topping the timesheets.

“I went for a bit of a qually run at the beginning of FP2 on low fuel and the car felt really good,” driver of the No. 2 Porsche 919 Hybrid Brendon Hartley said.

“It looked like Toyota did the same with similar kind of runs and we ended up topping the times which is all very positive for tomorrow.”

Also in the second session, Porsche led the GTE-Pro category, with the fastest lap time going to the No. 91 Porsche 911 RSR.

The first practice session did not see quite the result Porsche wanted in their home country, but the No. 92 still managed second place behind the No. 71 AF Corse Ferrari 488 GTE.

In LMP2 Vaillante and G-Drive claimed fastest lap in practice one and practice two respectively. First place in GTE-Am went to Dempsey – Proton Racing in the first practice session, and to Spirit of Race in the second.

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