IMG_8000Porsche opened their weekend’s account with a fastest time in Friday’s first practice session with Marc Lieb lapping the #14 919 Hybrid in a time of 1:44.042.  Second overall was the #1 Audi R18 e-tron quattro with World Champion Loic Duval setting this car’s fastest lap of 1:44.470.  Just two tenths of a second behind the Audi with a best lap of 1:44.661 was Anthony Davidson, the British Toyota driver who is also celebrating his 35th birthday today.

12With the new 2014 regulations, designed to bring the privateer LMP1 entries closer to the performance of the manufacturer entries, the fastest of the two Rebellion Racing Lola Toyotas, the #12, was just four tenths of a second behind the #20 Porsche 919 Hybrid of Webber, Bernhard & Hartley.