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Practice 1 Kicks Off the 2022 GT World Challenge America Season at Sonoma

15 April 2022

Sonoma, California - On Friday, the 2022 Fanatec GT World Challenge America Presented by AWS season kicked off under the high midday sun in California’s Wine Country, with Practice Session No. 1 clocking in some lightning-fast lap times at Sonoma Raceway presented by Crowdstrike.

In Pro, Andrea Caldarelli laid down the fastest lap time in the #1 K-PAX Racing Lamborghini Huracan GT3 with a 1:36.241. Not too far off was Lois Spinelli in the #6 US Racetronics Mercedes-AMG GT3, followed by Russell Ward in the #33 Windward Racing Mercedes-AMG GT3.

In Pro/Am, Michael Dinan led the way with a 1:36.777 behind the wheel of the #96 Turner Motorsport BMW M4 GT3, followed by Giacomo Altoe in the #3 K-PAX Racing Lamborghini Huracan GT3 with a 1:38.610, and finally Mario Farnbacher piloting the #93 Acura NSX GT3 for Racers Edge Motorsports with a 1:38.984.

In Am, Conrad Grunewald laid down a swift 1:39.607 in his AF Corse Ferrari 488 GT3, followed by Onofrio Triarsi in the #23 Triarsi Competizione Ferrari 488 GT3 with a 1:41.274.

World-class sports car racing continues on later today, with Practice Session No. 2 at 2:55 PM Pacific going down before an action-packed weekend. On Saturday, qualifying begins at 10:00 AM, followed by Race 1 at 2:15 PM.

Weekend tickets are available at bit.ly/gtsonoma2022. Enjoy California’s Wine Country with the sights and sounds of sports car racing while getting up-close with the cars and stars of the series in our open paddock. The weekend schedule, live timing and scoring, and session reports are available at Gt-World-Challenge-America.com. Check out race live streams for free on YouTube at GT World.

Finally, get up-to-the minute info on the GT America powered by AWS social channels on Facebook at @gtworldchallengeamerica, Instagram at @gtworldchallengeamerica, and Twitter at @gtworldcham.