Drizzly Free Practice 2 sees Saintéloc Junior Team #42 Audi come out on top

Drizzly Free Practice 2 sees Saintéloc Junior Team #42 Audi come out on top
  • #42 Saintéloc Junior Team Audi fastest in tricky conditions

  • #74 Racing Spirit of Léman Aston Martin fastest Silver and 2nd overall

  • #55 Autosport GP LS Group Performance Alpine leads Am from 20th overall

  • GT4 Scandinavia #288 Alfab Racing McLaren in top 5

As the second Free Practice session of the day got underway, drivers immediately faced a wet track warning when the overcast skies produced a typically Belgian drizzle over Spa-Francorchamps.

From the start, Aston Martin drivers seemed to find good pace, and with the first quarter of an hour gone, it was the #74 Racing Spirit of Léman Vantage AMR GT4 who led the way, with three more cars of the British brand taking up top 6 places.

The only ones able to challenge the Aston Martin armada were the #288 Alfab Racing McLaren of Roos/Behrens (the GT4 Scandinavia championship leaders showing excellent form in Spa-Francorchamps) and the #42 Saintéloc Junior Team Audi of Guilvert/Hamon. The latter was able to set a 2'31.172 lap time to lead the session just before the halfway mark.

That fastest time would prove decisive when, just minutes later, the #9 Racing One Aston Martin (Lee/Parriott) hit the wall in turn 17 causing a red flag interruption.

The increasingly damp conditions after the session had resumed with just over 15 minutes to go, left the leading lap times in each class unchallenged until the end.

Best Am lap goes to the #55 Autosport GP LS Group Performance Alpine (Hurgon/Ferté) from 20th overall. Silver class is topped by the #74 Racing Spirit of Léman Aston Martin (Weyrich/Lachenauer), while #42 Saintéloc Junior Team Audi (Guilvert/Hamon) takes overall and Pro-Am class honours.

A last push in the final stages did see the #78 Elite Motorsport McLaren (Mitchell/Denning) claim a late third, sending the unfortunate #9 Racing One Aston Martin's time to fourth overall (and 2nd Pro-Am). Alfab Racing's #288 McLaren completes the top 5, putting in a confident result as leading GT4 Scandinavia entry.

Free Practice 2 concludes the action at Spa-Francorchamps for Thursday. On Friday, the GT4 European Series Powered by RAFA Racing Club starts tackling the business end of the event, with qualifying set for 11.30 CEST and Race 1 to follow at 18.00 CEST. The event will reach its final stage on Saturday July 1st when Race 2 is scheduled for 13.15 CEST. Both qualifying and the races will be streamed live in English, French and German via the GTWorld YouTube channel.


Free Practice 2 : Results