Despite the fact that the third training session of the WEC at Silverstone was cancelled due to a sudden outbreak of snow, the weather conditions still improved by early training of ELMS.
First on the wet track appeared LMGTE class cars.
Aston Martin at its home stage and managed to stay ahead of rivals: Richie Stanaway in the Aston Martin Racing Vantage V8 at number 96 were able to show the time of 2.19,348, ahead by almost a second over his closest competitor Richard of the Person acting on the Proton Competition Porsche, number 88.
Andrea Bertolini was third in the squad JMW Motorsport, driving round in his Ferrari 458 for 2.20,378 and ahead of Irishman Matt Griffin in the AF Corse Ferrari.
Car # 56 AT Racing Ferrari will start the fifth, the #77 Porsche – the sixth, and ten locked #99 Aston Martin, #6 – Formula Racing Ferrari and the number 51 AF Corse Ferrari.
In LMP3 fastest was Ross Kaiser, defending the colours of the British team 360 Racing and installed at the end of the 10-minute session time, 2.13,264.
The French driver Dino Lunardi, who plays in the car Duqueine Engineering Ligier, long dominated, but ultimately lost 0,051 seconds Kaiser.
Enzo Gilbert was third fastest in class behind the wheel of the Ligier JS P3 Graff-Nissan, losing 0,650 Kaiser and ahead by half a second two-car United Autosports Ligiers.
During qualifying, the fastest of the LMP2 class of the ELMS once were decorated with red flags due to the fact that car # 48 Murphy Oreca Prototype flew in the seventh rotation.
By the time the fastest time was established only Mathias Besh in the car #46 team TDS Racing Oreca. The Swiss racer did it in 2.07,621.
After the session was resumed. immediately improved their time by 1.2 seconds, while the second finished the qualification Stefano Coletti behind the wheel of the SMP Racing BR01.
More riders failed to improve during the session. Leo Russell from Pegasus Racing Morgan was able to show the third result, and the driver G-Drive Racing Gibson Harry Tincknell eventually settled in fourth place, behind by 0.2 seconds from Russell and ahead of Nicolas Lapierre from DragonSpeed 0.3 seconds.
|1.|| Pierre Tire
|Thiriet by TDS Racing||2.06,471|
|2.|| Stefano Coletti
|3.|| INES Taittinger
|4.|| Simon Dolan
Guido van der garde
|5.|| Henrik Hedman
|6.|| Sean Gelael
|7.|| Memo Rojas
|8.|| Fabien Barthez
|Panis Barthez Competition||2.08,895||+2,424|
|9.|| Tracy Krohn
|10.|| Patrice Lafargue
|Idec Sport Racing||2.09,943||+3,472|
|11.|| Nicolas Leutwiler
|12.|| PU Jun Jin
Nick de Bruin
|13.|| Frederick Asset
|SRT41 By Oak Racing||2.11,079||+4,608|
|14.|| Vincent Copier
|So24 ! By Lombard Racing||2.12,642||+6,171|
|15.|| Terence Woodward
|16.|| David Halliday
|17.|| Eric Troyes
|18.|| Alex Brandl
|19.|| Mark Patterson
|20.|| Jean-Baptiste Laie
|21.|| Tom Jackson
|By Speed Factory||2.15,385||+8,914|
|22.|| John Falb
|23.|| Eric Debar
|Panis Barthez Competition||2.16,007||+9,536|
|24.|| Lauren Thomas
|M. Racing – Ymr||2.16,194||+9,723|
|25.|| Roberto Lakort
|26.|| Michael Lunemann
The Party Ghorpade
|Algarve Pro Racing||2.16,972||+10,501|
|27.|| Morten Dons
|28.|| Giorgio Mondini
|30.|| Marcello MARRIOTT
|31.|| Roald Goethe
|Aston Martin Racing||2.19,348||+12,877|
|32.|| Jacques Nicolet
|33.|| Gianluca Roda
|34.|| Robert Smith
|35.|| At Anetta
|36.|| Duncan Cameron
|37.|| Alexander Talkanitsa
|38.|| Mike Hedlund
|39.|| Jean-Marc Merlin
|40.|| Andrew Howard
|Aston Martin Racing||2.21,986||+15,515|
|41.|| Johnny Laursen
|42.|| Piergiuseppe Perazzini
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