We are on the ground at Le Mans with Paul Foster and the great work from the test day is coming in! We take a look at the LMGTE Pro class. Or you can take a look at the LMGTE Am class here
In LM GTE Pro it was Corvette Racing setting the morning marker with the #64 posting a 3m 54.314s tour, two tenths ahead of its #63 sister car which was in turn half a second ahead of the nearest rival, the #91 Porsche GT Team 911 RSR-19.
In the afternoon LM GTE Pro Corvette continued to be top until the final hour approached and Ferrari and Porsche attacked, with AF Corse taking the fight to the yellow cars with the #51 car getting close, then the #52 besting the ‘vette, before the #64 C8.R bounced back to end the day top with a 3m 54.001s just 0.036s ahead of the #52 AF Corse Ferrari. The #91 Porsche took the third spot.
#91 Porsche driver Richard Lietz: “The biggest race of the year is finally here once again. It’ll be the last factory outing for the Porsche 911 RSR at Le Mans. I very much hope that, unlike in the past two years, we’ll have close competition that gives us realistic chances of winning. Unfortunately, we’re not alone in that hope. One thing is always guaranteed in this race – it’s never easy. But of course, we’re more than willing to accept this challenge.”
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