Garage 59 took top spot in this afternoon's Pre-Qualifying at Hockenheim as the McLaren squad edged morning pace-setter Tresor Orange1.
As was the case in Free Practice, there was a steady improvement on the benchmark time throughout the 80-minute session. Nicolai Kjaergaard posted a 1m38.487s during the final 10 minutes, shading Mattia Drudi (#40 Audi) by 0.058s.
Raffaele Marciello was third in the championship-leading #88 Akkodis ASP Mercedes-AMG, followed by Giacomo Altoè (#14 Emil Frey Racing Ferrari) and Dennis Marschall (#66 Tresor Attempto Racing Audi). The latter also led the Bronze Cup runners, and was one of four Audi entries in a top-10 that featured five different brands.
Gold Cup honours went to the #21 Comtoyou Racing Audi, which placed seventh overall in the hands of Gilles Magnus. In the Silver Cup, Tresor Attempto Racing was on top once again with the 10th best time courtesy of Lorenzo Patrese (#99 Audi).
There were no stoppages during the session, allowing teams to complete considerable running ahead of a busy Satuday. Cars will be on-track tomorrow morning at 09:55 CEST for Qualifying, followed by Race 1 at 14:35. All of the action will air live on the GT World YouTube channel.