MOST TEAMS COMPLETING OVER 20 LAPS AND ONLY ONE RED FLAG ALTERED THE SESSION
In the early stages of practice 3, Pfaff Motorsports Motul Porsche 911 GT3 R’s driver, Laurens Vanthoor (1:46.805), put in a lap that would hold second place for the remaining of the session. Zach Robichon (1:47.510) then took over for the second half of practice and continued the preparation program for the Plaid Porsche team.
Quickest lap went to #21 Af Corse Ferrari 488 GT3 with Daniel Serra at the wheel with a 1:46.495. Third went to #11 GRT Grasser Racing Team Lamborghini Huracan GT3 with a 1:46.805 by Rolf Ineichen.
Daniel Morad’s #28 Alegra Motorsports Mercedes AMG GT3 came in fourth place with a lap of 1:46.863 by teammate Maximilian Buhk. With a lap of 1:47.599, Roman De Angelis placed the #23 Heart Of Racing Team Aston Martin Vantage GT3 in 14th.
The only red flag in the session happened just past mid-point when SunEnergy1 driver, Kenny Habul, had an off-track excursion at turn 2. With that, Mikaël Grenier’s team ended the session in 18th place with a 1:47.891 lap time.
The top 11 cars are separated by less than a second.
You can see the session results by clicking here.
Now, teams are preparing for a qualifying session taking place at 3pm to determine the starting grid for the Motul Pole Award 1h40 minutes race tomorrow afternoon.
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