The Free Practice Session for the Silverstone round of the Blancpain GT Series was the first occasion of the weekend to all 62 cars in action and the session went largely incident free.
Drivers focused on getting to grips with the British track and last year's pole sitter Franck Perera in the #12 TDS Racing BMW was the first to set a competitive time. Eventually, his 2'02.311 was good enough to take third spot in the session.
Laurens Vanthoor in the #1 Belgian Audi Club Team WRT R8 was the first to go under Perera's time (in 2'02.189), with Stephane Richelmi in the #3 Audi of the Belgian squad the first to break the 2'02 barrier in 2'01.990.
Perera's time was good enough to be the fastest in Pro-Am, but the #66 Black Pearl Racing by Rinaldi Ferrari of Pierre Kaffer and the #78 Team Russia by Barwell BMW of Johnny Cocker were close behind and both in the top-5 overall. In the Am Cup the fastest time was set by Fabien Barthez in the #16 Akka ASP Ferrari, lapping in 2'03.751.
Pre-Qualifying Session starts at 4.30 pm.
Saturday 23 May
09:00 - 10:00 Bronze Test
10:55 - 12:25 Free Practice
16:30 - 18:00 Pre-Qualifying
Sunday 24 May
09:00 - 10:00 Qualifying
14:45 - 17:45 Main Race
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