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AKKA ASP Sets Pace in Pre-Season Test at Paul Ricard

Alex Fontana sets fastest lap of Blancpain GT test for AKKA ASP…

Photo: Vision Sport Agency

Photo: Vision Sport Agency

AKKA ASP set the fastest lap time of the Blancpain GT Series pre-season test at Circuit Paul Ricard, at the end of the second and final day of the event.

Lap times improved all day long under clear skies at the French circuit, with the No. 89 Mercedes-AMG GT3 setting a time of 1:56.558 in the afternoon session courtesy of Alex Fontana.

The No. 89 AKKA car was driven by Fontana, Daniele Perfetti and Ludovic Badey, and is set to run in the Pro-Am subclass come the season-opener at Misano next month.

The time was 0.062 seconds quicker than the Orange 1 Team Lazarus-run Lamborghini Huracan GT3 which set the pace in the morning session, driven by Fabrizio Crestini and Gustavo Yacaman.

Eighteen cars were within one second of each other at the end of the morning session, while 12 were within the same margin during the afternoon.

Both sessions saw cars go faster than Monday’s pace, which was a time of 1:56.789, set by Filip Salaquarda in the No. 75 ISR Audi R8 LMS.

RESULTS: Test Session 3
RESULTS: Test Session 4

Jake Kilshaw is a UK-based journalist focusing on European series for Sportscar365. Kilshaw was the founder of WorldSportsCar.co.uk and is a member of the Autosport Academy. Contact Jake

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