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Tom Dillmann beat the main Formula Renault 3.5 title contenders, including Oliver Rowland's new lap record, during Friday practice at his home round of Le Mans.

The Frenchman led rookie Egor Orudzhev who was a surprise package for Arden Motorsport to finish second. His 1:22.631s was three tenths-of-a-second slower than that of the leader but did secure him the top rookie placing.

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Rowland, the early leader was down on his record-breaking pace from the morning by three tenths of a second, leaving him third overall. The championship leader had one lap deleted after exceeding track limits, something the Briton had been fighting all day.

Dean Stoneman was the first of the afternoon to clock under the 1m 23s barrier as the times began to fall early in the afternoon session but was unable to catch those in front and settled for fourth overall at the chequered flag. Matthieu Vaxiviere was also found to be infringing track limits in the latter stages and finished fifth in what is a crucial weekend for the Frenchman. He must out-score Rowland in front of his adoring home crowd if he is to take the championship to the final round at Jerez.

Two time podium finisher since the summer break, Tio Ellinas kept some form for sixth overall with Nyck de Vries, International Draco Racing's only driver of the weekend Andre Negrao, Sean Gelael and Beitske Visser completing the top ten fastest lap at the notoriously challenging Le Mans circuit.

A red flag caused by Gustav Malja prompted a ten minute delay to proceedings. The Strakka Racing rookie went back out on track with his incident proving to have little impact on his speed around the classic and windy bends of the Le Mans circuit as he finished 13th.

Le Mans marks the third round of the month, following Silverstone and the Nurburgring as hosts of the September World Series by Renault races.