Mexico WEC: Porsche back on top in second practice

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Mexico WEC: Porsche back on top in second practice
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Sep 2, 2016, 12:41 AM

Porsche returned to the top of the timesheets in the second free practice session for the Six Hours of Mexico.

#2 Porsche Team Porsche 919 Hybrid: Romain Dumas, Neel Jani, Marc Lieb
#8 Audi Sport Team Joest Audi R18 e-tron quattro: Lucas di Grassi, Loic Duval, Oliver Jarvis
#5 Toyota Racing Toyota TS050 Hybrid: Anthony Davidson, Sébastien Buemi, Kazuki Nakajima
#95 Aston Martin Racing Aston Martin Vantage GTE: Marco Sorensen, Nicki Thiim
#86 Gulf Racing Porsche 911 RSR: Michael Wainwright, Adam Carroll, Ben Barker

Championship leader Neel Jani lapped the LMP1 #2 Porsche in 1m25.810s, a quarter of a second clear of the sister #1 919 Hybrid.

Audi #8 was third fastest, seven tenths off the pace, ahead of the #7 sister car. Again, only one Toyota ran, with the #6 still being rebuilt after its crash this morning.

The #5 Toyota was fifth fastest once more, but under a second off the pace for the first time.

In LMP2, Felipe Albuquerque set the place in the local RGR Sport by Morand entry that also features event organiser Ricardo Gonzalez in its line-up.

Nicki Thiim again led the GTE Pro for Aston in its #95 car, ahead of the sister #97 car.

The Gulf Porsche was again fastest in GTE Am, with Ben Barker setting the pace this time.

The session was ended prematurely by a red flag for Victor Shaytar's stranded SMP BR01, which Sam Bird's Ferrari almost hit. He was summoned to race control, along with his team manager.

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