In GT1, the Young Driver AMR team established itself as the firm pre-race favourite with a dominant showing in the first session.
Tomas Enge posted a time of 3min 55.025secs to outpace the LMP2 backmarkers and end the session more than two seconds clear of the leading Matech Ford GT – which was repaired by the team after Romain Grosjean crashed in practice earlier on [See separate story HERE
]. The two Luc Alphand Aventures Corvettes rounded out the top four.
GT2 honours went to the Risi Competizione team, despite the #82 Ferrari being sidelined before the end of the session with a transmission issue.
Gianmaria Bruni set the team's best time and was the only GT2 runner to dip below the four minute mark with the #63 Corvette beating the #64 to second place.
Both red flags were caused by incidents involving GT2 cars, the first when the #88 Felbermayr-Proton Porsche crashed into the barriers on the Mulsanne and was left broadside across the circuit and the second after the Ferrari of Matias Russo went off at the Porsche Curves.
The prospect of rain for Thursday's running means the grid may well have been set during the first two hours of running, although a further two sessions will take place tomorrow.