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Bonanomi, Honda Fastest in Blancpain GT Test

Marco Bonanomi and Honda lead the way in pre-season testing at Paul Ricard…

Photo: Dirk Bogaerts/SRO

Marco Bonanomi set the best lap time of the two-day Blancpain GT Series pre-season test at Circuit Paul Ricard, at the wheel of his Honda Racing-entered NSX GT3 Evo.

The Italian set his quickest flying lap, a 1:52.765, just as the checkered flag flew at the end of Thursday’s final session.

He narrowly edged out reigning overall champion Raffaele Marciello who shared the No. 88 AKKA ASP Mercedes-AMG GT3 with new co-drive Vincent Abril.

Maro Engel had led the way on Wednesday in his Black Falcon Mercedes, Abril and Marciello had the best time in Thursday morning’s session.

Dennis Olsen’s ROWE Racing entry was the fourth and final car to break the 1:53 barrier, with the German team getting to grips with its new Porsche 911 GT3 R.

The championship returns to action in four weeks’ time for its first race, the three-hour Endurance Cup opener at Monza.

RESULTS: Session 3
RESULTS: Session 4

Jake Kilshaw is a UK-based journalist. He is a graduate of Politics and International Relations.

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