Blancpain GT World Challenge Europe championship leaders Black Falcon hit the front in second practice at Zandvoort, with Maro Engel posting the best lap aboard his #4 Mercedes-AMG.
The German ace recorded a time of 1m45.230s to edge out the #63 Grasser Racing Lamborghini driven by Mirko Bortolotti, while the #62 R-Motorsport Aston Martin was third in the hands of Aaro Vainio. The Finn also set the Silver Cup benchmark in the car he shares with Hugo de Sadeleer.
Phil Keen (#519 Orange1 FFF Racing Lamborghini) put his championship-leading Pro-Am machine ahead of its pursuers, though the #87 AKKA ASP Mercedes-AMG and #52 AF Corse Ferrari were close behind in FP2. HB Racing's lone Am Cup car was within 0.046s of the pack, with Florian Scholze at the wheel of the #444 Ferrari when the time was set.
The session was held on a wet circuit as showers continued to hit Zandvoort during the late morning and early afternoon. The rain did ease off, however, which led to a number of drivers posting improved laps later on. The current forecast for Saturday and Sunday suggests that it will be a dry weekend at the Dutch venue.
With practice complete attention now turns to Saturday, though with variable conditions in both of today's sessions a competitive order is yet to be established. As such, the morning's qualifying session promises to be even more unpredictable than usual.