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Audi 1-2-3 in Free Practice session

20 September 2014

The Nürburgring was bathing in glorious sunshine when the Free Practice session for the final round of the 2014 Blancpain Endurance Series got underway this morning. Kevin Estre in the #99 ART Grand Prix McLaren set the first reference time in the opening ten minutes, but Bernd Schneider, sharing the #84 HTP Motorsport Mercedes with Pro Cup title candidates Nico Verdonck and Harold Primat, quickly improved that time.

Grégory Guilvert in the #26 Sainteloc Racing Audi then produced what would turn out to be the quickest lap of the session, lapping in 1’55.994. Christopher Mies, who switched to the #1 Belgian Audi Club Team WRT Audi this weekend, was second for most of the session, but in the dying seconds his team-mate Frank Stippler in the #3 Belgian Audi Club Team WRT Audi just pipped him for second.

The quickest time in the Pro-Am Cup was produced by Marco Seefried, who shares the #52 AF Corse Ferrari with championship leader Francesco Castellacci and Johnny Laursen. In the Gentlemen Trophy an early quick of Alexander Mattschull in the #458 GT Corse by Rinaldi Ferrari proved to be enough to finish on top.

The Pre-qualifying Session for the Nürburgring 1000 starts at 12:55.