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Alonso completes first official practice laps at Le Mans

Fernando Alonso said he was hoping for some wet weather this week, as he finally got his eagerly awaited 2018 Le Mans 24 Hours campaign underway. He turned his first laps in the #8 Toyota Gazoo Racing LMP1 car in official practice on Wednesday afternoon. Having taken part in the test day last week, Alonso took to the circuit an hour into the four-hour practice for an initial 30 minute acclimatisation run. His best lap during the brief outing was 3:21.437s. The sister #7 car driven by Mike Conway was the fastest runner in the opening spell, almost three quarters of a second quicker. The prototype cars were steadily going about their business and keeping out of trouble at this early stage,...
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