The Japanese marque’s pair of GR010 Hybrids, which swept the front row in Hyperpole qualifying earlier, have been untouchable in Thursday night’s two-hour night time session, which marked the ultimate on-track operating earlier than Saturday morning warm-up.
Jose Maria Lopez set the tempo aboard the #7 Toyota with a finest lap of 3m28.322s, 0.362s sooner than Sebastien Buemi within the sister #8 machine.
Better of the remainder was the #708 Glickenhaus 007 LMH during which Pipo Derani set a late enchancment of 3m30.141s to get inside two seconds of the tempo.
Richard Westbrook posted a 3m30.822s, precisely 2.5s off the tempo, to go fourth within the sister #709 Glickenhaus, simply forward of the Alpine A480-Gibson grandfathered LMP1 automotive pushed by Andre Negrao.
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The order within the GTE Professional class nearly mirrored that of Hyperpole, as the 2 Corvette C8.Rs locked out the highest two spots in school, albeit with the #63 automotive of Nicky Catsburg besting the pole-winning #64 machine of Tommy Milner.
Porsche’s pair of works 911 RSR-19s have been subsequent, Gianmaria Bruni delivering the German marque’s finest laptime within the #91 automotive, adopted by the 2 manufacturing unit Ferrari 488 GTE Evos.
Harry Tincknell was the pacesetter within the GTE Am class with a finest effort of 3m55.067s on the wheel of the #77 Dempsey-Proton Racing Porsche.
The 2-hour night time session ran largely with out incident, though Graff driver David Droux did undergo an off on his out-lap at Mulsanne nook on the automotive’s first lap since Eric Trouillet’s incident in third apply.
TDS Racing’s ORECA didn’t seem within the session following Philippe Cimadomo’s crash at Corvette Curve in FP3.
The following on-track motion at Le Mans is the warm-up session on Saturday morning at 10.30am native time, forward of the race at 4pm.
Le Mans 24 Hours – FP4 outcomes