#22 Oreca 07 - Gibson / UNITED AUTOSPORTS / Philip Hanson / Filipe Albuquerque

Double 4 Hours of Spa-Francorchamps winners Filipe Albuquerque and Phil Hanson got their weekend off to a good start by posting the fastest time of the opening practice session in Belgium.

The #22 United Autosports Oreca 07-Gibson lapped the 7km circuit in 2m03.456 in the hands of Albuquerque, 0.423 seconds ahead of the #21 Dragonspeed Oreca, with defending champions Idec Sport third quickest.

The 90-minute session was slightly delayed at the start when the #26 G-Drive Racing Aurus of Mikkel Jensen stopped on the opening lap at Eau Rouge. A Full Course Yellow was declared to recover the car before the session was given the green light to resume.

#2 Ligier JS P320 – Nissan / UNITED AUTOSPORTS / Wayne Boyd / Tom Gamble / Robert Wheldon

United Autosports also celebrated the top spot in the LMP3 class, with Wayne Boyd taking the fastest lap of 2m13.332 in the #2 Ligier JS P320-Nissan. Boyd’s lap was over six tenths ahead of his nearest rival, which was the #4 DKR Engineering Duqueine M30 of Laurents Hörr, with the third placed car, the #8 Realteam Racing Ligier another 1.2 seconds further back.

#77 Porsche 911 RSR / DEMPSEY – PROTON RACING / Christian Ried / Michele Beretta / Alessio Picariello

The 4 Hours of Le Castellet LMGTE winning #77 Proton Competition Porsche 911 RSR took the top spot in the GTE category, with Michele Beretta setting the fastest time of 2m19.180. The #83 Iron LynxFerrari of Rahel Frey was second fastest in the 90-minute session, with Frey’s time four tenths behind Beretta. The #93 Proton Competition was third quickest.

Free Practice 2 for the 4 Hours of Spa-Francorchamps will take place tomorrow morning at 10h35 CET.