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Nato Fastest In Wet FP1

Cairoli puts Proton Porsche fastest in GTE, ahead of LMP3 field


The #24 Racing Engineering ORECA 07 Gibson set fastest time in a wet, and at times very wet, First Free Practice at Spa with a lap in 2:19.745.

That was a full second clear of Gustavo Menezes in the #31 APR by Rebellion ORECA with Nico Lapierre third quickest in the #21 DragonSpeed ORECA.

Best of the non-ORECA’s was fourth fastest Konstantin Tereschenko in the #31 AVF by Adrien Valles Dallara with Wayne Boyd fifth fastest in the #32 United Autorsports Ligier.

LMP3 saw the only red flag incident of the session as the #2 United Ligier of John Falb clashed at La Source with the #19 M.Racing YMR Norma M30 of Romano Ricci, a brief interruption necessary as the cars made their way back to pit lane.

on track Antonin Borga took the #4 Cool Racing Ligier round the quickest, 2:34.085 half a second clear from #13 Inter Europol man Jakob Smiechowski with Yann Clairay in the #9 AT Racing car making it a Ligier 1,2,3.

GTE saw Matteo Cairoli in the #88 Proton Porsche 911 RSR ahead of all of the LMP3s in the order, a 2:31.555, Fellow Porsche people Marvin Dienst (2:34.147) in the #88 Proton car and Fabio Babini in the #80 Ebimotors 911 RSR 2:34.289, the top three ahead of the LMP3s!