Monza WEC: Alpine, Glickenhaus split Toyotas in FP2

Alpine and Glickenhaus split the Toyotas in second free practice for Sunday's Monza round of the FIA World Endurance Championship.

Monza WEC: Alpine, Glickenhaus split Toyotas in FP2

Jose Maria Lopez led the way in the #7 Toyota GR010 Hybrid for the second session in a row, but Nicolas Lapierre in the solo Alpine A480-Gibson and Olivier Pla in the #708 Glickenhaus 007 LMH took second and third in the times ahead of the #8 Toyota. 

Lopez found more a second and a half over his session one best with a 1m36.864s set right at the start of the 90-minute Saturday morning session. That put the Argentinian nearly nine tenths up on teammate Brendon Hartley, who posted a 1m37.738s in the #8 Toyota entry. 

Pla subsequently got between the Toyotas with a 1m37.601s before the Alpine, which did not run for the first 20 minutes, jumped to second courtesy of a 1m37.591s from Lapierre. 

The respective times from Alpine and Glickenhaus left them further from the ultimate pace than in FP1. 

Lapierre was only a tenth and a half behind Lopez on Friday, while Romain Dumas's best for Glickenhaus in the #709 entry was a further half a second back. 

Hartley's early FP2 lap stood as the #8 Toyota's session best and left the car fourth in the final classification, while the second Glickenhaus ended up fifth on a 1m38.051s from Richard Westbrook.

Racing Team Nederland returnee Nyck de Vries led the way in LMP2 with a 1m38.545s in the Dutch squad's TDS-run Oreca 07-Gibson.

The United Autosports Oreca was less than a tenth behind courtesy of Filipe Albuquerque's 1m38.620s, ahead of the best of the JOTA cars, the #38 Oreca, DragonSpeed and WRT.

Kevin Estre led the way in GTE Pro for Porsche, despite a 5kg increase in minimum weight for the German manufacturer's 911 RSR-19 for Monza under the Balance of Performance. 

The 1m45.590s the Frenchman set right at the start of the session was more than six tenths up on Alessandro Pier Guidi's 1m46.255s in the best of the AF Corse-run factory Ferrari 488 GTE Evos. 

The second of the AF Ferraris shared by Daniel Serra and Miguel Molina was a further tenth back, while the #91 Porsche of Richard Lietz and Gianmaria Bruni brought up the rear pf the GTE Pro pack.

GTE Am was led by Francesco Castellacci in the best of the AF Corse-run Ferraris.

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Practice results:

Cla # Drivers Car Class Time Gap
1 7 United Kingdom Mike Conway
Japan Kamui Kobayashi
Argentina Jose Maria Lopez
Toyota GR010 - Hybrid HYPERCAR 1'36.864
2 36 Brazil Andre Negrao
France Nicolas Lapierre
France Matthieu Vaxiviere
Alpine A480 HYPERCAR 1'37.591 0.727
3 708 Brazil Pipo Derani
United States Gustavo Menezes
France Olivier Pla
Glickenhaus 007 LMH HYPERCAR 1'37.601 0.737
4 8 Switzerland Sébastien Buemi
Japan Kazuki Nakajima
New Zealand Brendon Hartley
Toyota GR010 - Hybrid HYPERCAR 1'37.738 0.874
5 709 France Romain Dumas
France Franck Mailleux
United Kingdom Richard Westbrook
Glickenhaus 007 LMH HYPERCAR 1'38.051 1.187
6 29 Netherlands Frits van Eerd
France Paul-Loup Chatin
Netherlands Nyck de Vries
Oreca 07 LMP2 1'38.545 1.681
7 22 United Kingdom Philip Hanson
Switzerland Fabio Scherer
Portugal Filipe Albuquerque
Oreca 07 LMP2 1'38.620 1.756
8 38 Mexico Roberto Gonzalez
Portugal Antonio Felix da Costa
United Kingdom Anthony Davidson
Oreca 07 LMP2 1'38.899 2.035
9 21 Sweden Henrik Hedman
Colombia Juan Pablo Montoya
United Kingdom Ben Hanley
Oreca 07 LMP2 1'39.009 2.145
10 31 Netherlands Robin Frijns
Austria Ferdinand Habsburg
France Charles Milesi
Oreca 07 LMP2 1'39.080 2.216
11 28 Indonesia Sean Gelael
Belgium Stoffel Vandoorne
United Kingdom Tom Blomqvist
Oreca 07 LMP2 1'39.149 2.285
12 82 Ireland Ryan Cullen
United Kingdom Oliver Jarvis
Brazil Felipe Nasr
Oreca 07 LMP2 1'39.460 2.596
13 34 Poland Jakub Smiechowski
Netherlands Renger van der Zande
United Kingdom Alex Brundle
Oreca 07 LMP2 1'39.718 2.854
14 1 Colombia Tatiana Calderon
Germany Sophia Flörsch
Oreca 07 LMP2 1'39.852 2.988
15 70 Switzerland Esteban Garcia
France Loic Duval
France Norman Nato
Oreca 07 LMP2 1'40.009 3.145
16 20 Denmark Jan Magnussen
Denmark Anders Fjordbach
Denmark Dennis Andersen
Oreca 07 LMP2 1'40.357 3.493
17 44 Slovakia Miro Konopka
United Kingdom Oliver Webb
Slovakia Matej Konopka
Ligier JSP 217 LMP2 1'41.452 4.588
18 92 France Kevin Estre
Switzerland Neel Jani
Porsche 911 RSR - 19 LMGTE PRO 1'45.590 8.726
19 51 Italy Alessandro Pier Guidi
United Kingdom James Calado
Ferrari 488 GTE EVO LMGTE PRO 1'46.255 9.391
20 52 Brazil Daniel Serra
Spain Miguel Molina
Ferrari 488 GTE EVO LMGTE PRO 1'46.361 9.497
21 91 Italy Gianmaria Bruni
Austria Richard Lietz
Porsche 911 RSR - 19 LMGTE PRO 1'46.557 9.693
22 54 Switzerland Thomas Flohr
Italy Francesco Castellacci
Italy Giancarlo Fisichella
Ferrari 488 GTE EVO LMGTE AM 1'46.737 9.873
23 47 Italy Roberto Lacorte
Italy Giorgio Sernagiotto
Italy Antonio Fuoco
Ferrari 488 GTE EVO LMGTE AM 1'46.802 9.938
24 83 France François Perrodo
Denmark Nicklas Nielsen
Italy Alessio Rovera
Ferrari 488 GTE EVO LMGTE AM 1'46.829 9.965
25 85 Switzerland Rahel Frey
Denmark Michelle Gatting
Belgium Sarah Bovy
Ferrari 488 GTE EVO LMGTE AM 1'46.940 10.076
26 33 United States Ben Keating
Dylan Pereira
Brazil Felipe Fraga
Aston Martin Vantage AMR LMGTE AM 1'46.952 10.088
27 60 Italy Claudio Schiavoni
Italy Andrea Piccini
Italy Matteo Cressoni
Ferrari 488 GTE EVO LMGTE AM 1'46.991 10.127
28 77 Germany Christian Ried
Australia Jaxon Evans
Australia Matt Campbell
Porsche 911 RSR - 19 LMGTE AM 1'47.011 10.147
29 777 Japan Satoshi Hoshino
Japan Tomonobu Fujii
United Kingdom Andrew Watson
Aston Martin Vantage AMR LMGTE AM 1'47.099 10.235
30 88 Indonesia Andrew Haryanto
Germany Marco Seefried
Belgium Alessio Picariello
Porsche 911 RSR - 19 LMGTE AM 1'47.104 10.240
31 98 Canada Paul Dalla Lana
Brazil Augusto Farfus
Brazil Marcos Gomes
Aston Martin Vantage AMR LMGTE AM 1'47.148 10.284
32 56 Norway Egidio Perfetti
Italy Matteo Cairoli
Italy Riccardo Pera
Porsche 911 RSR - 19 LMGTE AM 1'47.176 10.312
33 388 Germany Pierre Ehret
Germany Christian Hook
Netherlands Jeroen Bleekemolen
Ferrari 488 GTE EVO LMGTE AM 1'47.280 10.416
34 86 United Kingdom Michael Wainwright
United Kingdom Benjamin Barker
United Kingdom Tom Gamble
Porsche 911 RSR - 19 LMGTE AM 1'47.565 10.701
35 46 Norway Dennis Olsen
Norway Anders Buchardt
United States Maxwell Root
Porsche 911 RSR - 19 LMGTE AM 1'47.652 10.788
36 61 Switzerland Christoph Ulrich
France Simon Mann
Finland Toni Vilander
Ferrari 488 GTE EVO LMGTE AM 1'48.172 11.308
37 71 Brendan Iribe
United Kingdom Ollie Millroy
United Kingdom Ben Barnicoat
Ferrari 488 GTE EVO LMGTE AM 1'49.535 12.671
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