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Porsche Quickest in FP3 at Nürburgring

No. 18 Porsche 919 Hybrid tops FP3 at the Nürburgring….

Photo: John Dagys

Photo: John Dagys

After Audi topped the opening day of track action, Porsche led the way in Free Practice 3 at the Nürburgring, in preparation for qualifying for Sundays’ FIA World Endurance Championship event.

The No. 18 Porsche 919 Hybrid of Marc Lieb was quickest in the 60-minute session, thanks to a 1:38.036 lap time.

It was six-tenths clear of the sister No. 17 Porsche, with the pair of Audis third and fourth on the time sheets, but nearly one-second behind.

The Toyotas continued to struggle, having posted the fifth and sixth quickest times overall and in the LMP1 class.

Strakka Racing led the way in LMP2 with its new Gibson 015S Nissan, while AF Corse (GTE-Pro) and Abu Dhabi Proton Racing (GTE-Am) led the production-based classes.

The session only saw a single Full Course Yellow, for debris caused by a puncture from the No. 98 Aston Martin of Paul Dalla Lana, who stopped on track with damage to the left-front.

The No. 13 Rebellion R-One AER also stopped on track with less than 10 minutes remaining, but continued.

Qualifying gets underway at 2 p.m. local.

RESULTS: Free Practice 3

John Dagys is the founder and Editor-in-Chief of Sportscar365. Dagys spent eight years as a motorsports correspondent for and SPEED Channel and has contributed to numerous other motorsports publications worldwide. Contact John

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