The two-hour FP2 session was run in darkness all through, with all drivers required to finish a minimum of 5 laps at evening forward of Saturday’s race.

Jose Maria Lopez set the early tempo within the #7 Toyota GR010 HYBRID he shares with Mike Conway and Kamui Kobayashi with a time of 3m29.810s, whereas Kazuki Nakajima labored all the way down to 3m30.705s within the sister #8 machine.

Soon after taking on the #8 automotive he shares with Nakajima and Brendon Hartley, Buemi improved to a 3m30.176s after which lowered it to 3m29.351s, over 4 tenths up on the sister automotive.

Meanwhile, Conway locked up and went off into the gravel at Mulsanne on his first darkish flying lap within the #7 Toyota, however made it again to the pits. Kobayashi closed to inside 0.387s of Buemi within the closing levels, however was unable to wrest away the highest spot.

After a pink flag to get well Daniel Serra’s #52 GTE Pro Ferrari, which got here to a halt after struggling a puncture, there was a fierce competitors for best-of-the-rest spot between Glickenhaus and Alpine.

Pipo Derani unleashed a lap of 3m30.112s in his #708 Glickenhaus-Pipo 007 with half-hour remaining to go third quickest, 0.761s off the quickest Toyota time.

That jumped him forward of Nicolas Lapierre’s 3m30.744s within the Alpine-Gibson A480, with Ryan Briscoe citing the rear within the five-car Hypercar area with the #709 Glickenhaus.

#709 Glickenhaus Racing Glickenhaus 007 LMH Hypercar, Ryan Briscoe, Richard Westbrook, Romain Dumas

Photo by: Rainier Ehrhardt

In LMP2, Anthony Davison set the quickest time in Jota’s #38 ORECA at 3m32.390s, 0.218s forward of Berlin E-Prix winner Norman Nato’s Realteam Racing #70 instance.

Having missed out on Hyperpole, United Autosport’s World Endurance Championship points-leading #22 automotive positioned third, forward of G-Drive’s #26 Aurus-badged ORECA and the #21 Dragonspeed USA automotive in Ben Hanley’s palms. However, the Briton bumped into the gravel at Indianapolis on the very subsequent lap.

The solely incident of notice in addition to that was the PR1/Mathiasen Motorsports #24 automotive, which stopped on monitor in Patrick Kelly’s palms, inflicting a sluggish zone whereas it was towed away.

In GTE Pro, Ferrari returnee Sam Bird was the primary to dip beneath the 3m50s barrier, producing a lap of 3m49.993s within the #52 AF Corse Ferrari 488 GTE that he shares with Serra and Miguel Molina, earlier than Fred Makowiecki’s #91 manufacturing unit Porsche 911 RSR-19 usurped him with a 3m49.938s.

Serra hit bother simply earlier than the midway level of the session when the Brazilian suffered an enormous lockup at Mulsanne Corner and needed to crawl alongside because the tyre blew, wrecking the automotive’s front-right bodywork.The automotive was recovered again to the pits on a tow truck.

After the pink flag, Laurens Vanthoor grabbed the highest spot within the Proton-run WeatherTech Racing Porsche with a formidable lap of 3m49.018s, placing the 2018 Le Mans GTE Pro class winner to the highest spot by 9 tenths of a second.

Behind Makowiecki and Serra, the #52 machine staying within the storage for the remainder of the session, Neel Jani was fourth quickest within the #92 works Porsche on 3m50.589s, forward of the #51 Ferrari pushed by James Calado, Alessandro Pier Guidi and Come Ledogar.

#52 AF Corse Ferrari 488 GTE EVO LMGTE Pro, Daniel Serra, Miguel Molina, Davide Rigon

#52 AF Corse Ferrari 488 GTE EVO LMGTE Pro, Daniel Serra, Miguel Molina, Davide Rigon

Photo by: Paul Foster

In GTE Am, quickest qualifier Julien Andlauer once more set the tempo in his #88 Dempsey-Proton Porsche, the Frenchman’s 3m51.452s effort beating Riccardo Pera’s early 3m52.206s that had saved the #56 Team Project 1 Porsche on the head of the occasions for almost all of the session.

Jeroen Bleekemolen additional demoted Pera late on in his #388 Rinaldi Racing Ferrari to take second spot.

The #39 Spirit of Race Ferrari and #98 Northwest AMR Aston Martin had been fourth and fifth.

Robby Foley crashed his #46 Team Project 1 Porsche at Tertre Rouge late on, struggling heavy right-rear harm and inflicting a pink flag that curtailed the session three minutes early.

The subsequent session is Free Practice 3 at 2pm native time on Thursday.

Le Mans 24 Hours – FP2 outcomes:


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