Three e-tron quattros will be on track together for the first time.
The driver line-up for Le Mans will remain the same as at Spa except for Richie Stanaway who will be replaced in France by American Le Mans Series racer, Bill Auberlen, who celebrated victory at Long Beach last week.
Toyota’s position as world leader in hybrid vehicle technology was emphasized earlier this month when the company passed the 5 million mark for sales of hybrid road cars.
It was a fine race for GT cars and the perfect dress rehearsal for the next round of the 2013 FIA World Endurance Championship and the biggest sportscar race in the world – the 24 Hours of Le Mans.
The surprise of the session was the No.12 Rebellion Racing Lola-Toyota of Neel Jani, Nick Heidfeld and Nicolas Prost which was 4th fastest, 1.029s behind the lead Audi but ahead of both works Toyotas.
The Aston Martin Vantage achieved an average of 2:21.265, just three hundredths of a second ahead of the 8Star Motorsports Ferrari 458 Italia of Matteo Malucelli and Rui Aguas.
The qualifying sessions to determine the grid at seven of the eight rounds. The 24 Hours of Le Mans continue with its traditional qualifying system.
Giancarlo Fisichella and Gianmaria Bruni won in the GTE Pro in their Ferrari 458 Italia GT2. Enzo Potolicchio, Rui Aguas and Matteo Malucelli first in the GTE Am with 8Star Motorsports Ferrari 458 Italia GT2.
Under new regulations, each car must complete at least four laps with two drivers, with the qualifying lap calculated from the average of the best four laps.
Lotus Praga LMP2 was back in action today at the Circuit de Spa-Francorchamps.
Pecon Racing drivers Luis Perez Companc, Pierre Kaffer and Nicolas Minassian dominated the second race of the WEC and gained the second seasonal podium after the third place at Silverstone.
Mateo Malucelli, a former Italian GT Champion and runner-up in the 2008 FIA GT Championship, brings nearly a decade of Ferrari experience to the 8Star team.
Team scored maximum points and increases lead in the FIA Endurance LMP1 Team Trophy.
The Florida-based organization’s Ferrari F458 Italia led from the third lap and never relinquished control of the race, despite facing strong opposition from the likes of Aston Martin and Corvette.
The Aston Martin works driver, who shared the cockpit of the Vantage GTE with Darren Turner and Peter Dumbreck, finished fourth on the Ardennes course.
Pierre Kaffer: "The ORECA 03 which is a reliable and fast car, the Nissan motor, and the Michelin tyres, we have a very solid package to be competitive.."