Kobayashi set a blistering time of 1m46.851s within the #7 Toyota GR010 HYBRID simply 25 minutes into the session, an enchancment of greater than three seconds over his chart-topping lap in FP1.
Brendon Hartley additionally made a big bounce within the #8 Toyota in comparison with this afternoon, however the hole between the marque’s two LMH vehicles widened to 0.461s as Kobayashi remained the one driver to interrupt the 1m47s barrier when the chequered flag was waved after 90 minutes of operating.
Cadillac emerged as Toyota’s closest rival in second apply because of Alex Lynn’s early effort of 1m47.690s, though it was nonetheless almost 9 tenths off the tempo in a session the place all the Hypercar area was break up by 5 seconds.
Jota led the best way for Porsche with Will Stevens setting the fourth-quickest time within the staff’s #38 963 LMDh, with Laurens Vanthoor propelling the manufacturing facility Penske staff to fifth with a time of 1m48.427s within the #6 automotive.
Peugeot completed sixth within the session courtesy of returnee Nico Muller posting a lap of 1m48.470s within the #94 9X8, whereas Proton slipped from third to seventh after daybreak because the buyer Porsche team ended up simply over two seconds off the tempo of the #7 Toyota.
Picture by: Toyota Racing
#8 Toyota Gazoo Racing Toyota GR010 – Hybrid: Sebastien Buemi, Brendon Hartley, Ryo Hirakawa
Vanwall propped up the 12-car hypercar area.
Matteo Cairoli had led the best way early on within the #56 Challenge 1 Porsche 911 RSR-19, however ultimately slipped to 3rd within the closing order behind Riccardo Pera in the same Porsche entered by GR Racing.
Cairolo’s team-mate Gunnar Jeannette introduced out the one purple flag of the session when he crashed the automotive on the closing flip simply earlier than the hour-mark.
The automotive didn’t return on observe for the rest of apply.