Prologue: Prema Racing’s Kubica tops field ahead of Alpine

The #9 Prema Orlen Team Oreca 07 LMP2 was fastest in the second session of the WEC Prologue at the Sebring International Raceway.

Following the stormy conditions which ended the first session early, the circuit dried up for an afternoon session to close of the first day of pre-season testing.

It was another drama-free session with teams continuing to put the miles at Sebring’s demanding bumps under one week before the 1000 Miles of Sebring opener.

The endurance prototypes and the GTEs were close within their respective car types.

During the closing hour, it was reigning European Le Mans Series LMP2 champion Robert Kubica who set the fastest lap-time for Prema Orlen Team.

His 1m49.084s was one of 68 laps completed by the #9 crew, with a personal best top speed of 272.88 km/h, situating them behind both United Autosports cars on that topic.

In second overall was the quickest Hypercar in this session, the #36 Alpine Elf Team who completed 71 laps in total.

Their time of 1m49.210s was just under two-tenths quicker than their nearest class rivals, Glickenhaus Racing.

The #83 AF Corse turned in their opening laps for the day with 67 compared against 2 completed this morning, finishing P4 overall.

Like this morning, it was a Porsche 1-2 in GTE-Pro with the #92 fastest of the field thanks to a time of 1m56.494s and 55 laps under their belt.

The #60 Ferrari 488 GTE Evo of Iron Lynx topped GTE-Am with a 1m58.227s.

Pre-season testing continues tomorrow with a morning and afternoon session and will be a crucial chance for teams to rack up the mileage before race week.

Overall Position Category Team Fastest Time Diff. (Seconds) Completed Laps
Top Speed (km/h)
1 LMP2 #9 Prema Orlen Team 1m49.084s 68 272.88
2 Hypercar #36 Alpine Elf Team 1m49.210s + 0.126 71 275.08
3 LMP2 #1 Richard Mille Racing Team 1m49.407s + 0.323 68 269.11
4 LMP2 (Pro/Am) #83 AF Corse 1m49.435s + 0.351 67 270.18
5 Hypercar #708 Glickenhaus Racing 1m49.436s + 0.352 29 283.07
6 LMP2 #31 WRT 1m49.488s + 0.404 73 270.18
7 Hypercar #7 Toyota GAZOO Racing 1m49.624s + 0.540 85 283.66
8 LMP2 #22 United Autosports USA 1m49.747s + 0.663 75 273.98
9 LMP2 #5 Team Penske 1m49.992s + 0.908 58 269.11
10 Hypercar #8 Toyota GAZOO Racing 1m50.027s + 0.943 84 283.66
11 LMP2 #23 United Autosports USA 1m50.037s + 0.953 77 273.98
12 LMP2 #38 JOTA 1m50.199s + 1.115 52 268.58
13 LMP2 #34 Inter Europol Competition 1m50.251s + 1.167 73 269.64
14 LMP2 #28 JOTA 1m50.254s + 1.170 58 267.53
15 LMP2 (Pro/Am) #44 ARC Bratislava 1m50.539s + 1.455 71 268.06
16 LMP2 #41 RealTeam By WRT 1m50.545s + 1.461 72 269.64
17 LMP2 (Pro/Am) #45 Algarve Pro Racing 1m50.678s + 1.594 71 269.64
18 LMP2 (Pro/Am) #35 Ultimate 1m51.171s + 2.087 78 268.58
19 LMP2 #10 Vector Sport 1m52.071s + 2.987 33 270.18
20 GTE-Pro #92 Porsche GT Team 1m56.494s + 7.410 55 249.89
21 GTE-Pro #91 Porsche GT Team 1m57.009s + 7.925 58 248.52
22 GTE-Pro #64 Corvette Racing 1m57.029s + 7.945 58 248.98
23 GTE-Pro #51 AF Corse 1m57.643s + 8.559 69 245.4
24 GTE-Pro #52 AF Corse 1m57.663s + 8.579 66 247.17
25 GTE-Am #60 Iron Lynx 1m58.227s + 9.143 72 245.4
26 GTE-Am #56 Team Project 1 1m58.241s + 9.157 56 244.52
27 GTE-Am #85 Iron Dames 1m58.393s + 9.309 79 246.28
28 GTE-Am #88 Dempsey-Proton Racing 1m58.529s + 9.445 70 244.96
29 GTE-Am #77 Dempsey-Proton Racing 1m58.592s + 9.508 71 246.73
30 GTE-Am #46 Team Project 1 1m58.756s + 9.672 55 246.28
31 GTE-Am #21 AF Corse 1m58.863s + 9.779 57 244.96
32 GTE-Am #71 Spirit of Race 1m58.899s + 9.815 52 247.17
33 GTE-Am #98 NorthWest AMR 1m59.146s + 10.062 62 245.4
34 GTE-Am #777 D’station Racing 1m59.234s + 10.150 69 244.52
35 GTE-Am #54 AF Corse 1m59.407s + 10.323 50 245.4
36 GTE-Am #33 TF Sport 1m59.797s + 10.713 27 243.64