Saintéloc Racing Audi on top in mixed conditions

28 July 2016 Saintéloc Racing Audi on top in mixed conditions

The free practice session for the 2016 Total 24 Hours of Spa started on a wet track, but with conditions improving during the second half of the 90-minute session, lap times were dropping rapidly. Eventually it was the #26 Saintéloc Racing Audi, with Christopher Haase at the wheel, that set the fastest time in 2'21.622. Second was the #6 Audi Sport Team Phoenix car of last year's polesitter Frank Stippler, and Marco Bonanomi made it an Audi 1-2-3 by putting the #25 Saintéloc Racing Audi in third (and first in the Pro-Am Cup). Fastest car in the Am Cup was the #27 Saintéloc Racing Audi, which means that the French squad topped the three categories.

Fastest of the cars participating in the Intercontinental GT Challenge was the #84 AMG - Team HTP Motorsport Mercedes-AMG of Maxi Buhk in fifth overall, with the #58 Garage 59 McLaren of Shane Van Gisbergen in eighth overall.

There were no noteworthy incidents during the session, but it was red-flagged shortly before the scheduled end when the #59 Garage 59 McLaren stopped at the Raidillon corner. The 60-minute Pre-Qualifying session will start at 17.45, live timing is available at the Total 24 Hours of Spa and Blancpain GT Series websites.