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Kessel Ferrari Quickest in Afternoon Session at Paul Ricard

No. 11 Kessel Racing Ferrari quickest in second BES test session…

Photo: Brecht Decancq

Photo: Brecht Decancq

The No. 11 Kessel Racing Ferrari 458 Italia was quickest in the second session of the Blancpain Endurance Series Test Days at Paul Ricard.

The Swiss Ferrari put in a lap of 1:57.088 under ideal testing conditions, but was still more than a second off the fastest time from this morning, set by the No. 88 Reiter Gallardo Extenso GT3.

Other notable improvements came from the Von Ryan McLaren 650S GT3 that was piloted by Kevin Estre and Bruno Senna today, ending the day in P5 (+1.455s), while the MRS GT Nissan GT-R Nismo GT3 did one second better than this morning (P7, +1.636s).

The session was interrupted three times, as the No. 333 Rinaldi Racing Ferrari and the No. 6 Phoenix Racing Audi ended their day early after contact with the barriers.

The second and final day of the official test days for the Blancpain Endurance Series starts at 9 a.m. local tomorrow.

RESULTS: BES Test Paul Ricard Day 1

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

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