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WRT Audi Quickest in Rain-Hit Pre Qualifying

Audi continues to lead at the Nürburgring…

Photo: Vincent Wouters

Photo: Vincent Wouters

The No. 1 Belgian Audi Club Team WRT Audi of Pro Cup points leader Laurens Vanthoor ended the second 90-minute Blancpain Endurance Series practice session of the day on top.

It was Christopher Mies who went quickest early on, posting a time of 1:56.570 in the No. 1 Audi, before the inevitable rain arrived at the Nürburgring with 30 minutes still on the clock.

Marco Frezza went second quickest in the No. 11 Kessel Racing Ferrari (+0.032s), leading the Pro-Am class, while the HTP Motorsport Mercedes of Nico Verdonck and Stef Dusseldorp ended up in P3 and P4 respectively.

The No. 98 ART GP Mclaren stranded trackside halfway through the session and was towed back to the paddock.

Times didn’t improve as the rain continued to worsen, with the session coming to an early halt as Alexander Sims parked his Triple 888 Racing BMW Z4 near pit entry eight minutes from the end.

Qualifying gets underway at 17:15 p.m. local time.

RESULTS: Pre Qualifying Practice

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

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