GRAFF Racing. Oreca 07 - Gibson. James Allen (AUS) / Franck Matelli (FRA) / Richard Bradley (GBR)

Lap times tumbled in Tuesday’s afternoon session with James Allen in the #40 Graff Oreca 07 – Gibson setting the time to beat, clocking in with a 1:36.944 fastest lap. Enzo Guibbert in the #39 sister car was hot on his heels at just over half a second behind (1:37.562) with Patrice Lafargue in the #28 IDEC SPORT RACING Ligier JSP217 – Gibson closing out the top three with a 1:37.910. Roberto Lacorte recorded a 1:38.375 to put the quickest Dallara into seventh spot. 

The ultra competitive LMP3 class saw Alexandre Cougnaud top the afternoon timing sheets (1:46.552) in the #18 M.RACING – YMR Ligier, 1.121s ahead of Anthony Wells (1:46.934) in the #6 360 Racing machine. Alex Kapadia took the #15 RLR MSPORT Ligier to the afternoon’s third fastest spot with a 1:47.022. 

The #19 M.RACING – YMR Norma M30 of Yann Ehrlacher was the fastest of the non-Ligier LMP3 cars setting a 1:46.587 lap which put it in seventh spot. 

Matt Griffin in the #55 Spirit of Race Ferrari F488 GTE set the GTE benchmark for the afternoon setting a fastest lap-time of 1:50.560. Factory Aston Martin driver Darren Turner took the #99 BEECHDEAN AMR Aston Martin V8 Vantage to a 1:50.751 to clock the second fastest time while Robert Smith showed the ageing JMW Motorsport Ferrari 458 Italia is far from being retired just 0.2s behind Turner (1:50.918). TF Sport’s Salih Yoluc’s lap count grew to 94 by the end of the session, almost double the next nearest rival (Giorgio Roda) with 54 as he continued to acclimatise to the GTE Aston.