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Audi Dominates First Practice at Nürburgring

Gregory Guilvert Tops Blancpain Practice at Nürburgring…

Photo: Vincent Wouters

Photo: Vincent Wouters

The No. 26 Sainteloc Audi R8 LMS ultra topped the Blancpain Endurance Series Free Practice session at the Nürburgring, as Audi made it a 1-2-3.

It was Gregory Guilvert who posted the quickest time of 1:55.994 early in the session, giving the Sainteloc crew an early boost in their hunt for the championship.

Both Pro Cup entered Belgian Audi Club Team WRT Audis completed the top three, with Frank Stippler pipping his former teammate Christopher Mies in the No. 1 Audi of points leader Laurens Vanthoor.

Bernd Schneider put the No. 84 HTP Motorsport Mercedes SLS AMG in fourth, only 0.061s in front of the No. 98 ART Grand Prix McLaren, both cars are separated by only one point in the Pro Cup drivers’ standings.

Marco Seefried’s No. 52 AF Corse Ferrari went fastest in Pro-Am, while Nick McMillen posted the eighth time overall and second in class in the No. 80 GT Academy Team RJN Nissan.

Both Bentleys ended up outside the top ten, with the No. 7 Continental GT3 in P13 (+1.432s) and the No. 8 in P16 (+1.918s).

RESULTS: Free Practice

Vincent Wouters (@VinceWouters) is a Belgium-based sports car racing reporter, providing coverage primarily of the Blancpain GT Series.

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