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Walkenhorst BMW Leads Wednesday Morning Session

Wittmann gives 2018 Spa winner Walkenhorst Motorsport fastest lap of test so far…

Photo: Dirk Bogaerts/SRO

Walkenhorst Motorsport’s No. 34 BMW M6 GT3 joined the TotalEnergies 24 Hours of Spa official test on Wednesday morning and set the fastest lap of the event so far.

Marco Wittmann topped the leaderboard with a time of 2:18.798, taking just over three seconds off the previous best set by KCMG Porsche driver Edoardo Liberati on Tuesday afternoon.

The No. 34 BMW that Wittmann shares with David Pittard and Sheldon van der Linde did not take part in any of Tuesday’s sessions but joined its two Walkenhorst teammate cars on track for Wednesday morning’s three-hour spell in dry conditions.

The full-season Fanatec GT World Challenge Europe powered by AWS Endurance Cup contender finished just 0.066 seconds clear of the No. 25 Sainteloc Racing Audi R8 LMS GT3 Evo.

AKKA-ASP’s No. 88 Mercedes-AMG GT3 Evo was third on a 2:18.915, ahead of the No. 32 WRT Audi and the Pro-category Mercedes from Haupt Racing Team.

KCMG remained at the sharp end after leading Tuesdsay’s proceedings, with its No. 18 Porsche 911 GT3 R ranking sixth.

The top Pro-Am competitor was GetSpeed Performance’s No. 2 Mercedes-AMG in seventh overall, while Silver Cup was led by the No. 7 Toksport WRT Mercedes-AMG.

A different Silver Cup Mercedes, the No. 87 car from AKKA-ASP, crashed to cause a red flag near the end of the session.

This added to prior red flags due to stoppages for the Huber Motorsport Porsche and the CMR Bentley Continental GT3 which sustained a left-rear puncture at Bruxelles.

BMW continued to put mileage on its guesting M4 GT3, which completed 22 laps.

RESULTS: Wednesday Morning

Daniel Lloyd is a UK-based reporter for Sportscar365, covering the FIA World Endurance Championship, Fanatec GT World Challenge Europe powered by AWS and the IMSA WeatherTech SportsCar Championship, among other series.

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