Ferrari Fastest In Close Blancpain GT Shootout: WATCH LIVE
Twenty four cars covered by less than one second, that’s the tantalising scenario for Sunday’s Blancpain GT Endurance round at Silverstone.
Ferrari sits on top of the timesheets after Saturday’s two practice session with James Calado setting the fastest time of the day, at the wheel of the #55 Kaspersky Motorsport Ferrari.
The usual suspects topped the timing sheets early on. For a while the time set by Dani Juncadella in the #88 AKKA ASP Mercedes-AMG (2’00.482) was good enough for top spot, but first Philipp Eng (#99 ROWE Racing BMW) improved on that time and in the dying minutes of the session James Calado (#55 Kaspersky Motorsport Ferrari) went five thousandths of a second better when clocking a 2’00.322.
In the Pro-Am Cup the #26 Sainteloc Racing Audi and the #87 AKKA ASP Mercedes-AMG swapped places all session long, but in the end it was Mercedes-driver Jules Gounon who set the fastest time in class, and even got into the top-5 overall. The #333 Rinaldi Racing Ferrari just made it into the top-10 overall as well. In the Am Cup David Perel was quick to set a 2’01.779 in the #888 Kessel Racing Ferrari, just edging in front of the #488 Rinaldi Racing Ferrari of Rino Mastronardi.
Qualifying for the main race will kick off at 9:45 local time (6:45PM Melbourne Time) with the three hour endurance race at 14:55 local time (11:55 PM Melbourne Time)