Audi has laid down the gauntlet in warmup for today’s Suzuka 10 Hours, with its pair of factory-supported Audi R8 LMS GT3 Evos topping the time charts.
Kelvin van der Linde stormed to a best time of 2:02.867 in his WRT entry, 0.041 seconds quicker than the Absolute Racing Audi of Christoper Mies.
The No. 27 HubAuto Corsa Ferrari 488 GT3 was third, with the No. 35 KCMG Nissan GT-R NISMO GT3 and No. 911 EBM Porsche 911 GT3 R completing the top-five.
No major incidents occurred during the 15-minute session, which was run in clear conditions.
BMW Team Schnitzer will lead the field to the green for the 10 a.m. start., with live coverage available on the GT World YouTube page and on the Intercontinental GT Challenge powered by Pirelli’s official website.