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Lieb Tops Nürburgring Free Practice 1 for Porsche

Marc Lieb heads Porsche 1-2 in FP1 at Nürburgring…

Photo: Vision Sport Agency

Photo: Vision Sport Agency

Marc Lieb led a Porsche one-two in the first practice for the Six Hours of Nürburgring, in a session that was red-flagged and ultimately extended.

Lieb’s best lap time was a 1:41.703, in the No. 2 Porsche 919 Hybrid that he shares with Romain Dumas and Neel Jani, and that comes to Nürburgring fresh from its 24 Hours of Le Mans victory.

Brendon Hartley ended up second in the No. 1 Porsche, ahead of the two Audi R18s. Andre Lotterer was fastest amongst the Audi Sport Team Joest crew, two-tenths down from the leader.

The track action was brought to a full course yellow after 15 minutes, to recover Nicolas Lapierre’s No. 36 Signatech Alpine A460 Nissan, which was stranded at Turn 1.

The yellow soon turned to a red flag while communication issues between Race Control and the teams were fixed. The track went green again after almost 25 minutes, but an extra 20 minutes were added to the clock.

Alex Brundle was quickest in LMP2 for G-Drive Racing, while James Calado topped GTE-Pro for AF Corse. Aston Martin Racing’s Pedro Lamy was quickest in GTE-Am.

Free Practice 2 is scheduled for 4:30 p.m. local time.

RESULTS: Free Practice 1

Jake Kilshaw is a UK-based journalist. He is a graduate of Politics and International Relations.

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