Kobayashi, Toyota reclaim the highest spot in Shanghai Apply 3
Kamui Kobayashi set the tempo within the remaining FIA WEC apply session of the weekend at Shanghai this morning. The Japanese driver set the quickest time of the weekend to date within the No. 7 Toyota Gazoo Racing TS050 HYBRID, a 1m47.183s, which was over a second faster than the remainder of the LMP1 subject.
This quick time — the primary within the 1:47s this weekend — got here after Revolt Racing and Crew LNT set the quickest occasions of FP1 and FP2 respectively yesterday.
The 2 Crew LNT Ginetta G60-LT-P1s ended up second and third within the operating order, with the No. 5 main the cost with a 1m48.193s, not fairly as fast as Charlie Robertson’s FP2-topping 1m48.127s yesterday within the No. 6.
Revolt’s R-13 Gibson slotted in fourth, forward of the N0. eight Toyota which ended up fifth at school however 10th total, behind 5 of the eight LMP2 vehicles.
As soon as once more the LMP2 vehicles had been in a position to lap at virtually LMP1 tempo, the straight-line velocity of the Gibson-powered chassis placing the Racing Crew Nederland simply 2.four seconds off the lead Toyota and two tenths off the fourth place Revolt with a 1m49.637s.
The highest three within the class was accomplished by the 2 Goodyear-shod JOTA-run ORECAs, the Jackie Chan DC Racing instance second with a 1m49.748s forward of the No. 38 JOTA 07 Gibson third.
Up to now Michelin groups have run quickest in every of the three periods.
In GTE Professional, Porsche GT Crew’s No. 92 911 RSR 19 topped the occasions with a 1m58.786s set by Kevin Estre. The No. 51 AF Corse Ferrari completed up the morning second, eight tenths adrift within the occasions, however forward of the No. 95 Aston Martin which made it three marques within the prime three.
Am was led by Crew Venture 1, Matteo Cairoli notching a 2m00.109s in its No. 56 Porsche 911 RSR. FP3 was the primary time this weekend that each one six GTE Professional vehicles managed to completed forward of the Am vehicles within the occasions.
An incident late within the 60-minute session meant crimson flags got here out and minimize the operating quick: Bruno Senna within the No. 1 Revolt was hit within the rear by Francesco Castellacci within the No. 54 Spirit of Race Ferrari underneath braking for the Flip 14 hairpin. This influence (which wasn’t notably heavy) broken the front-right nook of the Ferrari and the left-rear nook of the R-13.
Qualifying is up subsequent for the FIA WEC groups right here in China, at 14:00 native time.