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Mancinelli Tops Opening Practice at CTMP

Daniel Mancinelli takes TR3 Racing Ferrari 488 GT3 to top of time sheets in opening PWC practice…

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Daniel Mancinelli has topped the time charts in opening Pirelli World Challenge practice for this weekend’s Sprint round at Canadian Tire Motorsport Park.

The TR3 Racing driver broke the previous PWC track record, having reeled off a 1:14.811 in his No. 31 Ferrari 488 GT3 in the 40-minute session.

Mancinelli edged out the No. 9 K-PAX Racing Bentley Continental GT3 of Alvaro Parente by 0.020 seconds.

The No. 24 Alegra Motorsports Porsche 911 GT3 R of Michael Christensen was third, followed by championship leader Scott Hargrove, also in a Porsche, in fourth.

Daniel Morad, meanwhile, made it four different manufacturers in the top-five in his No. 2 CRP Racing Mercedes-AMG GT3.

Martin Fuentes, meanwhile, led the way in GTA, posting the 7th quickest time overall.

No major incidents were reported in the session.

Practice 2 for GT/GTA gets underway at 3 p.m. ET.

RESULTS: Practice 1

John Dagys is the founder and Editor-in-Chief of Sportscar365 as well as the recently launched e-racing365 Web site for electric racing. Dagys spent eight years as a motorsports correspondent for FOXSports.com/SPEED Channel, and contributes to other publications worldwide. Contact John

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