Porsche quickest again in second session of WEC Prologue

WEC's reigning manufacturer champion Porsche continued to set the pace in the second session of Day 1 of the Prologue test at Paul Ricard.

Romain Dumas headed the session in the #2 Porsche with the best lap of the test so far - a 1m37.960s, three tenths up on what squadmate Neel Jani had managed in the morning.

This time, however, it was an Audi, not a Toyota, that was second-quickest, Benoit Treluyer in the #7 R18 e-tron quattro overhauling the #5 TS050 in the closing stages, despite the German manufacturer forfeiting early mileage due to a mechanical issue.

Treluyer clocked in a 1m39.393s, while Toyota's quickest lap, courtesy of Anthony Davidson, stood at 1m39.559s, still almost a second up on the Japanese marque's best lap from the morning.

The Rebellion cars were once again fourth and fifth, this time the #12 leading the #13 with a lap 4.5s off the pace, ahead of the sole #4 ByKolles entry in sixth.

In LMP2, Strakka's #42 Gibson 015S led the way, taking over from RGR Sport by Morand's #43 Ligier JS PS2 late on in the session with a 1m46.976s lap from Nick Leventis. Signatech's #36 Alpine A460 placed third.

The GTE Pro category was again Ferrari's domain, but with the #71 car leading this time on a lap of 1m58.479s, recorded by Davide Rigon. The two Ford GTs that ended the morning session third and fourth behind the Ferraris were second and third this time, the #66 leading the #67.

The #50 Chevrolet Corvette C7 R of Larbre Competition headed the GTE Am class.

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Series WEC
Event Prologue
Track Circuit Paul Ricard
Drivers Anthony Davidson , Benoit Tréluyer , Romain Dumas
Teams Porsche Team
Article type Testing report