Taking place this morning at the Estoril Circuit, the 1st timed practice session demonstrated the enormous competitiveness of the series promoted by GT Sport, with three manufacturers occupying the first three positions of the starting grid.
On a grid with five different brands (Audi, Ferrari, Lamborghini, McLaren and Mercedes), after the replacement, at the last second, of the second Ferrari from Olimp Racing by the old well-known Audi R8 GT3, the squad faced the 25 minutes of the session on asphalt in the best conditions, taking advantage of the rubber left by the EuroFormula Open single-seaters that had qualified minutes earlier.
In a fight between old acquaintances, Italian David Fumanelli, behind the wheel of a Ferrari 488 GT3 Evo, got the better of Joe Osborne’s McLaren 720S GT3 and thus secured the fastest time during timed practice for Race 1 of the International GT Open.
The uncertainty was present from beginning to end, after the drivers of Kessel Racing (Fumanelli) and Optimum Motorsport (Osborne) had set their best times successively with 3 minutes left of regulation time, relegating Mercedes to 3rd place. -AMG GT3 by the Swiss Yannick Mettler, which until then put SPS Automotive Performance in the first position.
Joining him on the second row of the grid will be Moritz Kranz, also behind the wheel of a Mercedes AMG.
With the 5th best time, Leonardo Pulcini used all the power of his Lamborghini Huracán to overcome Marting Konrad’s Mercedes AMG. Jamie Stanley, Kevin Gilardoni, Alex Frassineti and Charles Hollings followed, closing the top 10. Close behind, Steve Jans, Reeam Juffali, Marcin Jedlinski, Bernhard Laber, Kiki Sak Nana, Roman Ziemian, Stephen Earle and Stanislaw Jedlinski.
Euroformula Open: Goethe secures pole at the end of the day After having secured the best time in timed practice, the Danish Oliver Goethe converted his speed into a dramatic pole position for the first race of the weekend at the Estoril Circuit .
The session that took place this Saturday morning started timidly, with the drivers showing some prudence in the objective of pushing the cars to the limit in the excellent weather conditions.
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