Prologue: WRT head the field as Corvette trail Porsche in GTE-Pro

Both LMP2 WRT-backed Oreca 07s finished 1-2 at the third WEC Prologue session at Sebring International Raceway.

On the final day of pre-season testing, Sebring opened up to sunshine albeit cooler temperatures and a breeze, although temperatures rose throughout.

The third session of 3 hours and 30 minutes featured three red flag periods.

Leading the 36-car field was WRT, with their #41 RealTeam By WRT ahead of the reigning champions #31.

A 1m48.089s by Ferdinand Habsburg set the #41 almost three-tenths clear of the sister car, which was followed by the former championship-winning #22 Oreca 07 of United Autosports.

The first Red Flag was declared after the #44 spun at Turn 17 during a full-course caution.

In fourth place overall and topping the Hypercar field was Alpine Elf Team.

Their #36 A480 Gibson completed 47 laps of the circuit, with their fastest time at 1m48.707s and a highest speed of 277.88 km/h.

GTE-Pro was led by the #92 Porsche GT Team with a time of 1m55.513s.

They completed 25 laps of testing, over half the amount their #91 sibling 911 RSR had done, hinting potential troubles due to their significantly reduced amount of running compared to yesterday and after their moment when it stopped at Turn 8 to be recovered.

A driveshaft failure was later confirmed which prevented further running.

GTE-Am was topped by the #77 Dempsey-Proton Racing Porsche with a quickest time of 1m57.573s with 48 laps under their belt.

In fact, the top four cars in the class were Porsche 911 RSRs.

The Spirit of Race Ferrari suffered front, left-hand side, and rear damage in the hands of Franck Dezoteux after it had an off with an hour remaining in the session.

One evening session is left before next week’s 1000 Miles of Sebring season-opener.

Overall Position Category Team Fastest Time Diff. (Seconds) Completed Laps

Top Speed (km/h)

1 LMP2 #41 RealTeam By WRT 1m48.089s 48 275.64
2 LMP2 #31 WRT 1m48.372s + 0.283 54 276.75
3 LMP2 #22 United Autosports USA 1m48.572s + 0.483 39 277.32
4 Hypercar #36 Alpine Elf Team 1m48.707s + 0.618 47 277.88
5 LMP2 #5 Team Penske 1m48.751s + 0.662 49 275.08
6 LMP2 #9 Prema Orlen Team 1m48.984s + 0.895 59 275.64
7 LMP2 #1 Richard Mille Racing Team 1m49.015s + 0.926 45 274.53
8 LMP2 #23 United Autosports USA 1m49.065s + 0.976 57 278.45
9 Hypercar #8 Toyota GAZOO Racing 1m49.101s + 1.012 70 289.68
10 Hypercar #708 Glickenhaus Racing 1m49.159s + 1.070 39 288.46
11 LMP2 #28 JOTA 1m49.165s + 1.076 30 275.08
12 LMP2 #10 Vector Sport 1m49.242s + 1.153 54 274.53
13 LMP2 #38 JOTA 1m49.249s + 1.160 34 273.98
14 LMP2 (Pro/Am) #83 AF Corse 1m49.345s + 1.256 65 274.53
15 LMP2 (Pro/Am) #45 Algarve Pro Racing 1m49.484s + 1.395 56 275.08
16 LMP2 #34 Inter Europol Competition 1m49.511s + 1.422 56 272.34
17 Hypercar #7 Toyota GAZOO Racing 1m49.549s +1.460 59 289.07
18 LMP2 (Pro/Am) #35 Ultimate 1m49.677s + 1.588 40 275.64
19 LMP2 (Pro/Am) #44 ARC Bratislava 1m50.097s + 2.008 54 275.08
20 GTE-Pro #92 Porsche GT Team 1m55.315s + 7.226 25 254.55
21 GTE-Pro #64 Corvette Racing 1m56.409s +8.320 61 255.03
22 GTE-Pro #91 Porsche GT Team 1m56.697s + 8.608 52 255.03
23 GTE-Pro #51 AF Corse 1m56.871s + 8.782 40 254.08
24 GTE-Pro #52 AF Corse 1m57.197s + 9.108 39 250.81
25 GTE-Am #77 Dempsey-Proton Racing 1m57.573s + 9.484 48 250.81
26 GTE-Am #46 Team Project 1 1m57.573s + 9.484 36 252.2
27 GTE-Am #88 Dempsey-Proton Racing 1m57.615s + 9.526 57 251.27
28 GTE-Am #56 Team Project 1 1m57.798s + 9.709 34 248.52
29 GTE-Am #60 Iron Lynx 1m58.148s + 10.059 29 248.98
30 GTE-Am #98 NorthWest AMR 1m58.149s + 10.060 57 251.73
31 GTE-Am #85 Iron Dames 1m58.185s + 10.096 40 249.89
32 GTE-Am #71 Spirit of Race 1m58.218s + 10.129 36 251.27
33 GTE-Am #33 TF Sport 1m58.358s + 10.269 49 248.98
34 GTE-Am #54 AF Corse 1m58.508s + 10.419 56 250.35
35 GTE-Am #777 D’station Racing 1m58.793s + 10.704 57 248.98
36 GTE-Am #21 AF Corse 1m58.831s + 10.742 55 249.89