Sunny and hot conditions for the first free practice at the Autodromo Internacional Algarve, albeit with a strong wind blowing over the Portuguese track. All teams and drivers immediately started preparing for what promises to be an exciting couple of races.
Albert von Thurn und Taxis in the #88 Reiter Lamborghini quickly set the reference time and his lap time would only be improved by his Dutch team-mate Nick Catsburg.
The most recent Blancpain Sprint Series main race winner, the #84 Bentley Team HTP of Maxi Buhk and Vincent Abril set the second time, just over half a second slower than the black-and-white Gallardo. Series leaders Laurens Vanthoor and Robin Frijns ended up in third, just four hundredths of a second behind the Bentley.
Second Free Practice session of today starts @15:45 local time.
Friday 4 September
13:45 – 15:05 Free Practice 1
15:45 – 17:05 Free Practice 2
Saturday 5 September
09:45 - 10:40 Qualifying Practice (live TV)
14:15 – 15:15 Qualifying Race (live TV)
Sunday 6 September
08:50 – 09:10 Warm-up
14:05 – 15:05 Main Race (live TV)
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