Having been only 13th in the day’s opening run, Ortmann and Sasse hit the front at the halfway point of the second session thanks to a flying effort from Ortmann that proved to be the benchmark for others to chase.
Enzo Joulié came closest, bringing to #15 NM Racing Team Mercedes-AMG he shares with Lluc Ibañez up to second, just 0.041sec shy of Ortmann’s best. A late run from Jim Pla nabbed both third overall and the fastest Pro-Am time for he and Jean Luc Beaubelique’s Akkodis ASP Team Mercedes-AMG, while Luca Bosco and Alexandre Papadopulos were fourth fastest for Selleslagh Racing Team.
Simon Gachet and Eric Debard made it four Mercedes-AMGs in the top five by bringing the #81 Akkodis ASP car up to fifth – and second in Pro-Am – with Gachet having led the early stages of the session.
A superb effort from Moritz Wiskirchen and Alexander Hartvig helped the #44 Allied Racing Porsche 718 Cayman to sixth place, ahead of Benjamin Lariche/Robert Consani’s TeamSpeedcar Audi R8. Alex Fontana and Ivan Jacoma were the third-fastest Pro-Am pairing with their Centri Porsche Ticino Cayman in eighth.
NM Racing Team topped the Am division, with Stanislav Safronov’s best effort putting the #88 Mercedes-AMG he shares with Aleksandr Vaintrub into the overall top 10. Their next-closest class challengers were Benjamin and Mauro Ricci in the #61 Akkodis ASP Mercedes-AMG, with Benjamin’s best falling less than three tenths shy.
Mikhail Loboda/Andrey Solukovtsev were third in class aboard the #37 W&S Motorsport Porsche 718 Cayman, with Michael Blanchemain/Christophe Hamon fourth in the Team Fullmotorsport Audi R8 LMS. The #53 Akkodis ASP Mercedes-AMG of Christophe Bourret/Pascal Gibon rounded out the top five. The points-leading AGS Events Aston Martin of Wilfried Cazalbon and Julien Lambert returned for the session and wound up ninth.