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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 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 Check out race live streams for free on YouTube at GT World.

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