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  • Gary Hirsch, 2015 ELMS Driver’s Champion, today took the wheel of the Greaves Motorsport Ligier JS P2. While there is not an immediate race seat Gary remains a valued contributor to the team.
  • Team SRT41 continued with their on-track tests of their new gearbox and ABS systems. While not officially classified, the team’s times improved over 3.5s over Tuesday’s best time to 1:51.417.
  • Thiriet by TDS again topped the times in the morning session with a 1:48.569 lap equalling exactly 192 kph average although the car stopped at the entrance to the pit lane just before the lunch break requiring the mechanics to push it back to the pits.

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  • Memo Rojas was just o.o27s behind in the Greaves Ligier JS P2.
  • The fastest LMP3 of the morning session was the #16 Ligier JS P3 of Panis-Barthez Competition putting in an average lap speed of 183 kph in 1:53.908, 0.066s behind the United Autosports #3 of Mark Patterson, Matthew Bell and Wayne Boyd.
  • Four LMP3s from InterOak Racing (#4), Europol Competition, Kox Racing, and ARC Bratislava and one LM GTE, the #56 Ferrari 458 Italia of AF Corse did not take to the track in the morning session.
  •  New team So24! by Lombard Racing officially presented their LMP2 car and drivers during the lunchtime break.

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  • Pierre Thiriet again set the fastest time in the afternoon session with a 1:49.210.
  • Inès Tattinger who, as the only woman racing in the ELMS this year, had her almost every move followed by the media, put in a 1:49.736 in her Pegasus Racing Morgan Nissan to snatch the afternoon’s second fastest time just 0.526s behind Thiriet.
  • The rain arrived at 15:50 and almost immediately the #24 Oak Racing LMP3 of Jacques & Pierre Nicolet spun at turn 9. The car rejoined and continued undamaged.
  • The final hour saw only three cars take to the track for a few laps to test the wet conditions. This then meant that the earlier times remained and, as a parting gift to the teams, the rain stopped a few minutes after final chequered flag was shown.
  • The fastest LMP3 of the afternoon was the #19 Duqueine Engineering Ligier JS P3 driven by David Hallyday setting a time of 1:55.368.
  • The #66 Ferrari 458 Italia of JMW Motorsport again topped the tables in the LM GTE class setting a 1:57.869 with Rory Butcher at the wheel and for the second day running Andrew Howard’s Aston Martin Racing V8 Vantage GTE rounded out the class with a 2:02.327.