Corvette Racing was ninth and tenth fastest in the GTE Pro class during today’s Free Practice session ahead of this weekend’s 84th 24 Hours of Le Mans.
The No. 64 Corvette C7.R was the quicker of the two Corvette Racing entries, with Oliver Gavin lapping Circuit de la Sarthe in 3:56.131. Antonio Garcia was quickest in the No. 63 car, turning in a lap of 3:56.490.
James Calado led the GTE Pro class with a time of 3:53.833 in his No. 51 AF Corse Ferrari 488 GTE. The No. 82 Ferrari 488 GTE of Matteo Malucelli was second fastest with a lap of 3:54.180, while Ford Chip Ganassi Racing Team USA’s Dirk Mueller completed the top three with a lap of 3:54.893 in the No. 68 Ford GT.
The session was marred with rain, which covered some parts of the 2.655-mile track but not others, making testing hard. The session was red flagged and brought to an early end after
the No. 6 Toyota TS050 LMP1 of Stephane Sarrazin crashed at Indianapolis corner. The No. 28 Pegasus Morgan LMP2 of Ines Taittinger also crashed at the Porsche Curves soon after.
Approx. 90 minutes left in the session. The mix of dry and wet track is making it difficult to make progress. Rain at Tertre Rouge
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Click here for full results from FP1. The first Le Mans qualifying session be held tonight, with each driver expected to turn in at least five night laps in two hours. At the same time, teams must set a competitive time around Circuit de la Sarthe in case tomorrow’s official qualifying session is rained out.