By Johan Laubscher
The FIA World Endurance Championship is in Bahrain for round seven of the 2014 season. Audi, Porsche and Toyota have again entered their two-car factory teams for the 6 Hours of Bahrain.
The weekend’s proceedings got underway with the first free practice session at 15h15 local time on Thursday. The top six was covered by less than a second by the end of the ninety minute session. It was another strong showing by Toyota, topping the time sheets with a 1-2. The #8 Toyota TS 040 Hybrid set the fastest time, followed by Toyota #7.
The #20 Porsche 919 Hybrid set the third fastest time, leading the two Audis and the #14 Porsche in sixth.
Audi Sport Team Joest occupied positions four and five. The #1 Audi R18 e-tron quattro of Tom Kristensen, Lucas di Grassi and Loïc Duval set the fourth fastest time, ahead of the #2 Audi squad of Marcel Fässler, André Lotterer and Benoît Tréluyer in fifth.
Free practice one results can be seen HERE.
The second free practice session is scheduled for this evening at 19h30 local time.
Photo credit: Audi Communications - Motorsport