Porsche has topped the annual Le Mans test day ahead of the 2015 event on a day otherwise hampered by inclement weather conditions.

With only relatively minimal dry running during both sessions, Porsche was able to find time to pump in a 1-2 result, with Brendon Hartley taking the #17 919 Hybrid he shared with Mark Webber and Timo Bernhard to the fastest time of the day with a 3mins 21.061secs lap.

It was enough to put him over a second faster in the generally quicker P2 session from the wild-card sister car driven by Nico Hulkenberg, Nick Tandy and Earl Bamber, while Audi led the competition in third and fourth, the Andre Lotterer helmed R18 leading the Oliver Jarvis driven counterpart.

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Coming into the race on the back foot after struggling in Silverstone and Spa, Toyota continued to prove down on pace as the Le Mans event kicked off, though it can take heart from the fact the best lap was recorded by Kazuki Nakajima in his first outing since his fractured vertebra.

With less-than-ideal conditions to start its much anticipated public debut, Nissan were still worryingly off the pace, the leading GT-R LM NISMO more than 20secs slower than Porsche and behind nearly all of the LMP2 runners.

That LMP2 class, meanwhile, was headed by the Murphy Prototypes Oreca driven by Karun Chandhok, Nathaneal Berthon and Matthew Paterson was quickest in the afternoon session, ahead of the sister Oreca prepared by Thiriet by TDS and 2014 Le Mans winners JOTA.

In the GT class, Aston Martin led the way in both the Pro and Am categories, the #97 car of Darren Turner, Stefan Mucke and Rob Bell leading the way overall, while the Paul Dalla Lana, Pedro Lamy and Mathias Lauda Vantage V8 was comfortably best in the sub-category.