Phoenix Racing Audi on top in first free practice

1 October 2016 Phoenix Racing Audi on top in first free practice

The first free practice session for the season finale of the 2016 Blancpain GT Series at the Circuit de Barcelona-Catalunya proved to be troublesome for some of the drivers. Early in the session Dries Vanthoor parked the #4 Belgian Audi Club Team WRT in the tyre barriers at turn 4. The same corner saw some other cars spinning off, causing a red flag interruption at two occasions.

In the end it was Silver Cup driver Picariello who set the fastest time in 1’46.330, two tenths quicker than Vincent Abril in the #7 Team M-Sport Bentley. That same car ended up in the barriers at the end of the session. Fastest of the Pro-Am drivers was Giacomo Piccini in the #11 Kessel Racing Ferrari, while the #55 AF Corse Ferrari of new Am Cup winner Claudio Sdanewitsch and team-mate Stephane Lémeret topped the Am Cup timing sheets. 

The second free practice session starts at 12.30 and will be streamed live on our Facebook-page, Blancpain GT Series.