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BMW AHEAD OF THE GT OPEN FIELD IN FREE PRACTICE AT SPA

Spa-Francorchamps welcomed the GT Open with dry weather, a little bit foggy in the morning and sunny in the afternoon, for today’s two free practice sessions. After the Luzich Racing Ferraris took the first two spots in the morning session, best times of the day were mainly performed in session 2..

Eventually, the best time was for the Teo Martín BMW of Fran Rueda-Andrés Saravia (2.18.168), with a very slight margin (0.145 seconds) on the Brussels Racing Aston of Reip-Verbergt, always impressive on its home track. The Target Racing Lambo of DiFolco-Costantini was third-fastest (and first among the Pro-Am cars), 0.207 seconds behind the top, ahead of the RS Racing Ferrari of Di Amato-Montermini (-0.238 s). Mac-Pierguidi could not improve their time of the morning and were 7th with a gap of 0.672 seconds, while Rinat Salikhov (Rinaldi Racing Ferrari) made an excellent debut in Am, beating clearly the competition ahead of the Teo Martín BMW of Basso-Marques and the MS/HTP Mercedes of Konrad-Hrachowina.

There were two red flags per session, mainly for cars stopped along the track, with the only serious incident being the crash at Les Combes of the Rinaldi Ferrari of Steve Parrow in session 2. The German team though seemed confident to be able to repair the car on time for tomorrow. The Senkyr Motorsport BMW of Eriksson-Gonda missed almost the entire first session because of failure of the new clutch.

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