Portimao FP2: Kobayashi fastest in Hypercar; Vector Sport on top in LMP2
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Portimao FP2: Kobayashi fastest in Hypercar; Vector Sport on top in LMP2

Kamui Kobayashi set the fastest lap of the 6 Hours of Portimao meeting so far to head another Toyota Gazoo Racing 1-2 this afternoon.

Kobayashi's countryman Ryo Hirakawa took the quickest time for the No.8 Toyota GR010 Hybrid Hypercar to place second.

Vector Sport topped the times in LMP2 following a stunning lap by Gabriel Aubry, while Daniel Serra stayed as the benchmark in LMGTE Am for Kessel Racing.

Below are the headlines from FP2.


  • Kamui Kobayashi posts fastest lap of second Free Practice session with a 1m32.155s in the No.7 Toyota to go six tenths faster than FP1 best set by No.8 Toyota
  • Ryo Hirakawa makes it a Japanese 1-2 as he stops the clocks at 1m33.114s
  • Ferrari AF Corse again place third and fourth as Miguel Molina in No.50 Ferrari 499P gets to within 0.2s of the second placed Toyota.
  • Antonio Giovinazzi fastest in No.51 car as ex-F1 ace ends session in fourth position just over a tenth of a second adrift of sister car
  • But his team is just bettered by James Calado in final moments as 2022 LMGTE Pro champion goes slightly faster with a 1m33.455s best.
  • No.94 Peugeot TotalEnergies 9X8 is fifth as ‘The Lion’ starts to roar back after difficult Sebring event.
  • Nico Mueller’s 1m33.829s lap is made after car misses first part of session after a leak is found on the car after FP1.
  • Fastest Porsche Penske 963 is sixth as Dane Cameron peaks with a 1m34.076s lap in No.5 car.
  • Peugeot sandwich the Porsche as No.93 9X8 is seventh as Paul di Resta sets a 1m34.101 laps.
  • Glickenhaus shows increased pace as a 1m34 142 lap from Romain Dumas sees team ahead of fellow American entrants Cadillac Racing for most of session
  • The all-new Cadillac V-Series.R continues to gather experience on first visit to Portimao as Richard Westbrook sets an initial quickest lap of 1m34.309s
  • But Alex Lynn goes faster in final minutes to elevate the No.2 car in to eighth position, demoting the Glickenhaus in to ninth.
  • Tenth in Hypercar is the second Porsche 963 as Kevin Estre sets best lap.
  • Floyd Vanwall place 11th as Tom Dillmann again sets the pace within the team


  • Vector Sport take rare LMP2 top spot as Gabriel Aubry sets a stunning 1m34.609s lap.
  • French ace heads Inter Europol Competition Oreca-Gibson by a mere 0.082s
  • The Polish entered Inter Europol lap is set by Fabio Scherer as team continue to be a threat at front of the class.
  • FP1 fastest car, the No.63 Prema car is third as Mirko Bortolotti continues to be one of quickest on track. Italian peaks on a 1m34.837s


  • Daniel Serra again sets the pace in LMGTE Am with the Kessel Racing Ferrari 488 GTE Evo
  • Brazilian tops his FP1 time with a 1m41.196 flyer 
  • Richard Mille Racing Ferrari 488 GTE Evo is second as Lilou Wadoux impresses with a peak lap of 1m41.255s
  • That time is just 0.046s off Serra's ultimate best.
  • Ferrari places 1-2-3 as the No.54 AF Corse Ferrari is third
  • Davide Rigon sets a 1m41.319 quickest lap ensuring that the top three are covered by just 0.110s


The third FP session is scheduled to start at 11:15 local time on Saturday.

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