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Porsche 919 Hybrids in second and third after second qualifyingSports Car World Championship WEC, round 3, Le Mans 24-Hours/France – LMP1

Stuttgart. After the second of three qualifying sessions for the 24-Hours of Le Mans the two innovative Porsche 919 Hybrids are second and third on the provisional grid. Both car crews improved their lap times compared to the first qualifying session on Wednesday. Romain Dumas (France) improved the lap time for car no. 14 to 3min 22.708secs and came second. Timo Bernhard (Germany) achieved the fastest lap time for car no. 20 (3min 22.908secs) in third position.

At the beginning of the second qualifying session Marc Lieb (Germany, car no. 14) and Australian Mark Webber (no. 20) were at the wheel. Marc Lieb will get into the car again in the final qualifying session. Mark Webber’s job is done for qualifying – his next time in the car will be in the race.

The third and final qualifying session is to be held from 9:30pm until midnight today. It will be followed by a comprehensive press release which will include driver and management comments.

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6/12/2014