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Homeboy Vanthoor sets quickest time in free practice

17 October 2014

Laurens Vanthoor, who literally lives a stone’s throw away from the Circuit of Zolder, was the quickest of the Blancpain Sprint Series drivers today. The Belgian lapped his home track in 1’29.752 during the final minutes of the second free practice, putting his #1 Belgian Audi Club Team WRT Audi on top of the rankings. Only one other driver managed to break the 1’30 barrier, Nick Catsburg in the #95 NSC Motorsports Lamborghini. Another Series’ newcomer, Andy Soucek in the #107 Beechdean AMR Aston Martin, set the 3rd time.

In the Silver Cup, the drivers of both the #34 ROAL Motorsport BMW and #4 Belgian Audi Club Team WRT Audi were in great shape on Friday afternoon, both positioning their cars in the top-3 overall at a certain point in the session. Eventually it was Stefano Colombo in the BMW who set the quickest time in Silver Cup, beating the Audi by 0.019.

In the Pro-Am Trophy the #5 Phoenix Racing Audi, driven by Alessandro Latif, set the quickest time in its category.

Qualifying for the Belgian round of the Blancpain Sprint Series starts at 9.15 CET on Saturday morning, the Qualifying Race starts at 14.15 CET.