Mercedes-AMG Team AlManar hit the front in Pre-Qualifying at the Nürburgring thanks to a 1m54.173s from Fabian Schiller. The #777 was more than three tenths clear of its nearest challenger at the conclusion of the 90-minute session.
As was the case in this morning's Free Practice, Leonardo Pulcini was second overall and led the Gold Cup. The #19 Iron Lynx Lamborghini has shown good pace thus far on what looks to be a promising weekend for the Italian marque.
Indeed, the same brand led the Silver Cup order, with the #85 Grasser Racing entry placing fifth overall in the hands of Glen Van Berlo. Barwell Motorsport made it three class leaders for Lamborghini by topping Pro-Am. Dennis Lind set the best time in the #78 car, which he will share with Rob Collard this weekend. The Bronze Cup was topped by a Porsche with CLRT leading the way in 13th overall. Factory driver Fred Makowiecki posted a 1m55.197s aboard the #44 machine.
As was the case in Free Practice, the session was able to run without interruption. There were a number of off-track moments, including a dramatic spin for Lorenzo Patrese in the #99 Audi, though nothing serious enough to warrant a stoppage. Dry conditions prevailed throughout, while sunshine is forecast for Sunday.
Cars will be back on-track at 08:45 CEST tomorrow morning for Qualifying. This sets the grid for a three-hour Endurance Cup race, which gets going at 14:45. As ever, the action will be streamed live on the GT World YouTube channel.