Pescarolo led the way during the warm-up session in preparation for today's 24-hour race at Le Mans. The ...
Pescarolo led the way during the warm-up session in preparation for today's 24-hour race at Le Mans. The #16 Pescarolo Sport C60 Judd driven by Eric Comas, Jean Christophe Boullion and Emmanuel Collard completed 9 laps and set a fastest time of 3m 37.042s around the 13.650km circuit. The car was one of the first out on the circuit but started pushing hard in the second half of the session to go fastest. The sister car of Sebastien Loeb, Eric Helary and Soheil Ayari finished in fourth place.
The Intersport Racing Lola AER of Sam Hancock, Liz Halliday and Gregor Fisken was fastest in the LM P2 class with the Kruse Motorsport Courage Judd of Tim Mullen, Ian Mitchell and Phil Bennett right behind. Aston Martin headed the GT1 class with the car of David Brabham, Stephane Sarrazin and Darren Turner, and the Alex Job Racing Porsche GT3-RSR driven by Mike Rockenfeller dominated the GT2 class with a series of strong laps midway through the session.Ferrari 550 Maranello of Patrice Goueslard stopped on it's first lap out of the pits at the exit of Tertre Rouge with a mechanical problem and also the Raymond Narac Posrsche GT3-RSR of Romain Dumas went off at the exit of Indianapolis on its second flying lap.
The Petersen Motorsports / White Lightning Racing Porsche GT3-RSR returned to the circuit after suffering a big accident in qualifying. The car had suffered substantial damage to its front and had to be taken away to a Porsche repair facility that night, but returned to the paddock on Friday evening and the team finished rebuilding the car at 2.30am local time. The car completed three laps at the hands of Jorg Bergmeister and was running second its class but returned to the pitlane with a leak in a radiator pipe.Ferrari 575 GTC crawled back to the pitlane with a right-front puncture. Also the Jim Gainer International Dome Mugen of Ryo Michigami, Seiji Ara and Katsutomo Kaneichi ran through the gravel at the end of the session but rejoined.
The weather for the session was perfect with clear blue sky, a temperature of 20 degrees Celsius and increasing, and a light south-westerly breeze.