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GRT Lambo Quickest In FP1 At Brands Hatch

Heavy crash for #35 AKKA Mercedes

GRT Grasser Racing Team topped the time sheets in FP1 for the third round of the Blancpain GT Series at Brands Hatch, Kent after Ezequiel Perez Companc, driving the #19 Lamborghini Huracán he shares with Andrea Caldarelli, lapped in 1:24.754.

Second quickest was the #17 Belgian Audi Club Team WRT in which Stuart Leonard put in a 1:24.979 in the first 20 minutes of the one-hour session.

Completing the top three times was the #63 GRT Lamborghini of Christian Engelhart and Mirko Bortolotti after Engelhart put in a 1:24.986 as the session drew to a close.

Quickest of the Pro-Am entries was the #32 Team Parker Racing Bentley Continental GT3 in which Ian Loggie put in a 1:25.273.

The Silver class time-sheets were topped by the #90 Akka ASP Mercedes-AMG GT3 after Nico Bastian lapped in 1:25.485.

The practice session as interrupted after 24 minutes when Alexey Korneev, at the wheel of the #35 SMP Racing by Akka ASP Mercedes-AMG GT3 had heavy contact with the barrier at Turn 8 causing a red flag. The session resumed with 19 minutes remaining.

The second 60-minute practice session of the day takes place at 12:30 local with qualifying beginning at 16:00.