Team WRT BMW on top in Free Practice at Barcelona

Team WRT BMW on top in Free Practice at Barcelona

Dries Vanthoor led this morning's Free Practice at Circuit de Barcelona-Catalunya in the #32 Team WRT BMW. 

The Belgian ace set a 1m39.888s around the halfway point in the 90-minute session. In doing so he beat Klaus Bachler (#911 Pure Rxcing Porsche), who had occupied top spot since the opening minutes. 

Bachler was followed by the #88 Akkodis ASP Mercedes-AMG of Jules Gounon, whose time was 0.176s shy of Vanthoor's benchmark. Antonio Fuoco continued Ferrari's strong start to the event by placing fourth in the #71 AF Corse - Francorchamps Motors entry. 

Bachler ensured that Pure Rxcing was the best of the Bronze Cup squads, while Dennis Lind was P6 overall and the top Pro-Am outfit in the #78 Barwell Motorsport Lamborghini. 

Gold Cup honours went to the #57 Winward Racing Mercedes-AMG of Phillip Ellis in P9 overall. The best Silver Cup entrant was AF Corse, with Lilou Wadoux placing 32nd overall in the #53 Ferrari. 

The session featured two red flags. The first followed a spin into the gravel for the #24 Car Collection Motorsport Porsche of Niki Leutwiler, who was fortunate not to make contact with the barriers. The second was a routine stoppage to clear gravel and an errant cone from the circuit. 

Cars will be back on-track at Circuit de Barcelona-Catalunya from 13:25 CEST, with another 90 minutes of running scheduled during Pre-Qualifying. 

> Results: Free Practice