Just before the start of the Pre-Qualifying session of the final round of the 2017 Blancpain GT Series rainshowers hit the Circuit de Barcelona-Catalunya. The times of this morning’s free practice times proved impossible to beat, but the drivers got some useful running in the wet.
Eventually it was Dries Vanthoor (#5 Belgian Audi Club Team WRT R8) who topped the timing sheets, clocking a 1’58.369 early in the session. He was marginally – 0.051 of a second to be precise – quicker than Robert Renauer in the #911 Herberth Motorsport Porsche, fastest of the Pro-Am Cup drivers. Third overall was Felix Serralles in the #88 AKKA ASP Mercedes-AMG, with Marc Rostan quickest in the Am Cup at the wheel of the #777 Team HB Racing Lamborghini.Sunday sees the Qualifying session at 9.00 CEST, and the start of the three-hour championship decider at 15.00 CEST. Both will be streamed live on www.blancpain-gt-series.com .