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TR3 Ferrari Paces Opening SprintX Practice

TR3 Racing Ferrari leads way in SprintX Practice 1…

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TR3 Racing has topped the time charts in the first Pirelli World Challenge SprintX practice session of the weekend at Utah Motorsports Campus.

The No. 31 Ferrari 488 GT3, co-driven by Daniel Mancinelli and Niccolo Schiro posted a quick time of 1:48.770 in Friday’s 60-minute session, which was interrupted once for a red flag.

The Ferrari edged out the No. 43 RealTime Racing Acura NSX GT3 of Ryan Eversley and Tom Dyer by 0.320 seconds, with the No. 3 Cadillac ATS-V.R of Johnny O’Connell and Ricky Taylor third on the time sheets and in GT Pro-Pro.

Defending PWC GT champion Alvaro Parente was fourth in the No. 9 K-PAX Racing McLaren 650S GT3, which he is sharing with Ben Barnicoat this weekend, with the No. 54 Black Swan Racing Mercedes-AMG GT3 making it five different manufacturers in the top-five overall.

The Jeroen Bleekemolen and Tim Pappas-driven Mercedes also led the way in GT Pro-Am, with the No. 75 Always Evolving/AIM Autosport Nissan GT-R NISMO GT3 second quickest in class with the 7th quickest time overall.

GT Am-Am, meanwhile, was led by the No. 013 R. Ferri Motorsport Ferrari 458 Italia GT3, with the No. 46 TruSpeed Autosport Porsche 911 GT3 Cup car, a late addition to the grid this weekend, pacing GT Cup.

The No. 019 Stephen Cameron Racing BMW M3 E46 was quickest of the SprintX GTS competitors.

A second hour-long SprintX practice is set for 2:40 p.m. MT.

RESULTS: Practice 1

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