Le Mans: Toyota leads test day

The best time of the official Le Mans test day was set by José-Maria López of the factory Toyota team with a 3:29.986 lap in the GR010 Hybrid sports prototype. On the second line of protocol – Roman Dumas, who drives the American hypercar Glickenhaus 007. The third result was for Rio Hirakawa, the driver of Toyota’s second crew.

Admittedly, due to Lopez’s departure at the Musanne corner a few minutes before the end of the tests, the session was prematurely interrupted by red flags, but this probably could not have been possible as the car was practically undamaged.

In the LMP2 category, the United Autosports crew was the fastest, performing at Oreca 07 – the best time in this class was shown by Filipe Albuquerque, who arrived in France the day before from the US, where he competed in the Detroit race. next phase of the IMSA series.

His compatriot, Portuguese António Felix da Costa, was in a similar situation, who took part in the Formula E race in Indonesia yesterday. A flight of many hours to Europe did not prevent him from showing the second time in class behind the wheel of the sporty prototype of the JOTA team.

In the GTE Pro category, Alexander Sims of the factory Corvette Racing team excelled – by the way, he also competed in Formula E in Indonesia yesterday.

During the tests there were several accidents, several times safety cars appeared on the track, sometimes due to car stops due to technical problems, sometimes due to crashes,

The Le Mans program continues on June 7, with an official photo shoot scheduled for Tuesday, and fans will have the chance to tour the pit lane and get autographs from the racers.

Training will start on Wednesday 8 June and the first hourly qualification will take place at 7:00 PM local time.

Source: F1 News

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