Ford quickest in GTE-Pro in Fuji first practice

Ford Chip Ganassi Team UK's Harry Tincknell set the quickest time in GTE-Pro in the opening practice session at the Fuji Speedway.

At the wheel of the #67 Ford GT, the Briton's best time was 1:39.216. Harry Tincknell shared the car with Andy Priaulx.

Porsche works drivers Richard Lietz and Michael Christensen were second in class with the #77 Porsche 911 RSR from Dempsey Proton Racing.

Gianmaria Bruni and James Calado completed the top-three in GTE-Pro with the AF Corse run #51 Ferrari 488 GTE.

Ford Chip Ganassi Team UK #66 Ford GT was fourth. AF Corse #71 Ferrari 488 GTE was fifth. Aston Martin Racing cars were sixth with the #95 Vantage GTE and seventh with the sister #97 machine.

In GTE-Am, Ferrari and AF Corse were the fastest. The #83 Ferrari 458 Italia driven by François Perodo, Emmanuel Collard and Rui Aguas set the best time in class, 1:40.775.

Aston Martin Racing was second quickest with the #98 Aston Martin Vantage GTE. The Larbre Competition #50 Corvette C7.R was third.

Fuji First Practice Results

The second practice session will start at 15:30 local time.

Photo: Ford / Porsche / WEC