Senna, Rebellion fastest in Bahrain WEC practices

Senna, Rebellion fastest in Bahrain WEC practices

Rebellion Racing set the fastest time in the two practice sessions for this weekend’s Bahrain round of the World Endurance Championship.

All of the fastest times came in the dark session in Bahrain, where Bruno Senna posted a 1m42.471s aboard the solo Rebellion-Gibson R-13 in the 90-minute session.

It was an improvement of 4.5s on the car’s time in the opening practice period, which had been good enough for second in that session.

The #5 Ginetta-AER G60-LT-P1 in which Ben Hanley topped the times in FP1 (pictured above) jumped to second with 20 minutes to go.

Sharing Hanley’s car, Charlie Robertson’s 1m43.882s was an improvement of just over a second on Hanley’s afternoon time.

The two Toyota TS050 HYBRIDs again end up third and fourth.

Mike Conway posted a 1m44.221s in the #7 Toyota, eclipsing Kazuki Nakajimas’s 1m44.721s by half a second.

The second of the works Team LNT Ginettas took sixth in Mike Simpson’s hands behind the best of the LMP2 cars after completing only 10 laps in the session.

The #7 and #8 Toyotas are running 2.51s and 2.72s of success handicaps respectively, while the Rebellion is penalised by 1.36s.

The #5 Ginetta is carrying a 0.24s penalty.

Will Stevens was quickest in P2 aboard the Jota-run Jackie Chan DC Racing ORECA-Gibson 07 on a 1m46.147s.

That time eclipsed Paul di Resta’s afternoon best in the United Autosport’s ORECA by two seconds.

The G-Drive ORECA, an additional entry for the Bahrain 8 Hours, claimed second in class with a 1m46.667s from Jean-Eric Vergne.

Third fastest was the High Class Racing ORECA on 1m47.037s set by Kenta Yamashita.

The two Aston Martins led the way in GTE Pro with times set at the start of the session.

Alex Lynn’s 1m55.696s aboard the #97 Aston Martin Vantage GTE eclipsed Marco Sorensen’s 1m56.201s in the sister car.

The best of the two Porsches, which had led the way in FP1, was a further two tenths back in third on a 1m56.387s posted by Kevin Estre.

The fastest Ferrari 488 GTEs took fourth with a 1m56.551s from James Calado, which was four tenths slower the fastest car in GTE Am, the Dempsey-Proton Porsche 911 RSR driven by Matteo Cairoli.

FP1

Pos Class Driver Team Car Gap Laps
1 LMP1 C.Robertson, B.Hanley, J.King Team LNT Ginetta/AER 1m44.791s 11
2 LMP1 B.Senna, G.Menezes, N.Nato Rebellion Racing Rebellion/Gibson 2.185s 35
3 LMP1 S.Buemi, K.Nakajima, B.Hartley Toyota Gazoo Racing Toyota 2.665s 40
4 LMP1 M.Conway, K.Kobayashi, J.M.Lopez Toyota Gazoo Racing Toyota 2.817s 35
5 LMP1 M.Simpson, C.Dyson, G.Smith Team LNT Ginetta/AER 3.214s 15
6 LMP2 P.Hanson, F.Albuquerque, P.Di Resta United Autosports ORECA/Gibson 3.482s 33
7 LMP2 N.Lapierre, A.Borga, A.Coigny COOL Racing ORECA/Gibson 3.504s 34
8 LMP2 F.van Eerd, G.van der Garde, N.de Vries Racing Team Nederland ORECA/Gibson 4.026s 26
9 LMP2 T.Laurent, A.Negrao, P.Ragues Signatech Alpine Elf Alpine/Gibson 4.083s 28
10 LMP2 M.Patterson, K.Yamashita, A.Fjordbach High Class Racing ORECA/Gibson 4.172s 37
11 LMP2 H-Pin Tung, G.Aubry, W.Stevens Jackie Chan DC Racing ORECA/Gibson 4.381s 36
12 LMP2 R.Gonzalez, A.F.da Costa, A.Davidson JOTA ORECA/Gibson 4.586s 37
13 LMP2 R.Rusinov, J.van Uitert, J-E.Vergne G-Drive Racing Aurus/Gibson 5.618s 34
14 LMP2 R.Lacorte, A.Belicchi, G.Sernagiotto Cetilar Racing Dallara/Gibson 6.040s 34
15 GTE Pro G.Bruni, R.Lietz Porsche GT Team Porsche 12.597s 37
16 GTE Pro M.Christensen, K.Estre Porsche GT Team Porsche 12.634s 28
17 GTE Pro D.Rigon, M.Molina AF Corse Ferrari 12.646s 32
18 GTE Pro J.Calado, A.P.Guidi AF Corse Ferrari 13.615s 33
19 GTE Am S.Yoluc, C.Eastwood, J.Adam TF Sport Aston Martin 14.012s 36
20 GTE Am A.De Leener, K.Al Qubaisi, T.Preining Dempsey-Proton Racing Porsche 14.034s 39
21 GTE Pro A.Lynn, M.Martin Aston Martin Racing Aston Martin 14.113s 43
22 GTE Am B.Keating, L.ten Voorde, J.Bleekemolen Team Project 1 Porsche 14.596s 35
23 GTE Pro M.Sorensen, N.Thiim Aston Martin Racing Aston Martin 14.616s 32
24 GTE Am P.D.Lana, D.Turner, R.Gunn Aston Martin Racing Aston Martin 14.665s 38
25 GTE Am F.Perrodo, E.Collard, N.Nielsen AF Corse Ferrari 14.748s 38
26 GTE Am C.Ried, R.Pera, M.Campbell Dempsey-Proton Racing Porsche 14.861s 35
27 GTE Am B.Grimes, J.Mowlem, C.Hollings Red River Sport Ferrari 15.120s 39
28 GTE Am T.Flohr, F.Castellacci, G.Fisichella AF Corse Ferrari 15.304s 36
29 GTE Am E.Perfetti, D.H.Hansson, M.Cairoli Team Project 1 Porsche 15.468s 28
30 GTE Am M.Wainwright, A.Watson, B.Barker Gulf Racing Porsche 17.040s 32
31 GTE Am M.Ishikawa, O.Beretta, K.Cozzolino MR Racing Ferrari 17.660s 30

FP2

Pos Class Driver Team Car Gap Laps
1 LMP1 B.Senna, G.Menezes, N.Nato Rebellion Racing Rebellion/Gibson 1m42.471s 41
2 LMP1 C.Robertson, B.Hanley, J.King Team LNT Ginetta/AER 1.411s 31
3 LMP1 M.Conway, K.Kobayashi, J.M.Lopez Toyota Gazoo Racing Toyota 1.750s 44
4 LMP1 S.Buemi, K.Nakajima, B.Hartley Toyota Gazoo Racing Toyota 2.250s 38
5 LMP2 H-Pin Tung, G.Aubry, W.Stevens Jackie Chan DC Racing ORECA/Gibson 3.676s 44
6 LMP1 M.Simpson, C.Dyson, G.Smith Team LNT Ginetta/AER 3.902s 10
7 LMP2 R.Rusinov, J.van Uitert, J-E.Vergne G-Drive Racing Aurus/Gibson 4.196s 42
8 LMP2 M.Patterson, K.Yamashita, A.Fjordbach High Class Racing ORECA/Gibson 4.566s 42
9 LMP2 T.Laurent, A.Negrao, P.Ragues Signatech Alpine Elf Alpine/Gibson 4.687s 31
10 LMP2 P.Hanson, F.Albuquerque, P.Di Resta United Autosports ORECA/Gibson 5.017s 32
11 LMP2 N.Lapierre, A.Borga, A.Coigny COOL Racing ORECA/Gibson 5.508s 40
12 LMP2 R.Gonzalez, A.F.da Costa, A.Davidson JOTA ORECA/Gibson 5.961s 42
13 LMP2 F.van Eerd, G.van der Garde, N.de Vries Racing Team Nederland ORECA/Gibson 6.668s 40
14 LMP2 R.Lacorte, A.Belicchi, G.Sernagiotto Cetilar Racing Dallara/Gibson 7.743s 37
15 GTE Pro A.Lynn, M.Martin Aston Martin Racing Aston Martin 13.225s 35
16 GTE Pro M.Sorensen, N.Thiim Aston Martin Racing Aston Martin 13.730s 38
17 GTE Pro M.Christensen, K.Estre Porsche GT Team Porsche 13.916s 39
18 GTE Am E.Perfetti, D.H.Hansson, M.Cairoli Team Project 1 Porsche 14.039s 37
19 GTE Pro J.Calado, A.P.Guidi AF Corse Ferrari 14.080s 39
20 GTE Pro G.Bruni, R.Lietz Porsche GT Team Porsche 14.451s 37
21 GTE Am A.De Leener, K.Al Qubaisi, T.Preining Dempsey-Proton Racing Porsche 14.795s 38
22 GTE Am S.Yoluc, C.Eastwood, J.Adam TF Sport Aston Martin 14.989s 36
23 GTE Am T.Flohr, F.Castellacci, G.Fisichella AF Corse Ferrari 15.047s 40
24 GTE Am C.Ried, R.Pera, M.Campbell Dempsey-Proton Racing Porsche 15.973s 34
25 GTE Am M.Ishikawa, O.Beretta, K.Cozzolino MR Racing Ferrari 16.256s 39
26 GTE Am B.Keating, L.ten Voorde, J.Bleekemolen Team Project 1 Porsche 16.273s 35
27 GTE Am M.Wainwright, A.Watson, B.Barker Gulf Racing Porsche 16.304s 40
28 GTE Am P.D.Lana, D.Turner, R.Gunn Aston Martin Racing Aston Martin 16.491s 36
29 GTE Am B.Grimes, J.Mowlem, C.Hollings Red River Sport Ferrari 16.644s 40
30 GTE Pro D.Rigon, M.Molina AF Corse Ferrari 16.831s 33
31 GTE Am F.Perrodo, E.Collard, N.Nielsen AF Corse Ferrari 17.127s 38

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December 12, 2019 at 09:52AM

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