- - Lamborghini grabs pole in Pro for Race 1
- - Mercedes on top in Pro for Race 2
- - Pro/Am sees BMW on pole for Race 1
- - Lamborghini on top for Race in Pro/Am
Sonoma, California - The Fanatec GT World Challenge America Presented by AWS kicked on Saturday off with damp conditions bringing about some challenging grip, which then caused several minor offs and led to some slight delays. Luckily, the track rapidly dried up in later sessions, hopefully bringing about more favorable conditions for some thrilling GT3 wheel-to-wheel.
Qualifying Race One
In Pro, Jordan Pepper claimed the top spot in the #1 K-PAX Racing Lamborghini Huracan GT3 with a 1:48.782, followed by Russell Ward in the #33 Windward Racing Mercedes-AMG GT3 setting a 1:52.376. US Racetronics’ Steven Aghakhani set the third-fastest time of 1:53.127 in the #3 Mercedes-AMG GT3.
Pro/Am saw Michael Dinan grab pole with a 1:53.101 in the #96 Turner Motorsport BMW M4 GT3, followed by Misha Goikhberg with a 1:54.238 in the #3 K-PAX Racing Lamborghini Huracan GT3, and Chandler Hull with a 1:54.842 behind the wheel of the #3 BimmerWorld BMW M4 GT3.
In Am, Onofrio Triarsi claimed pole position with a 1:55.55.409 in the #23 Triarsi Competizione Ferrari 488 GT3, followed by Jean-Claude Saada with a 1:59.452 in the #61 AF Corse Ferrari 488 GT3.
Qualifying Race Two
The Pro field will see Loris Spinelli on pole, with a 1:48.853 in the #6 US Racetronics Mercedes-AMG GT3. Right behind him with a 0.105-second gap is Andrea Caldarelli in the #1 K-PAX Racing Lamborghini Huracan GT3, followed by Phillip Ellis clocking in a 1:49.526 in the #33 Windward Racing Mercedes-AMG GT3.
In Pro/Am, Giacomo Altoe set the fastest lap with a 1:49.140 in the #3 K-PAX Racing Lamborghini Huracan GT3, with Mario Farnbacher close behind in the #93 Racers Edge Motorsports Acura NSX GT3 with a 1:49.342. Jan Heylen claims the third spot in the #45 Wright Motorsports Porsche 911 GT3-R after setting a 1:49.425.
Finally, Am’s top spot is occupied by AF Corse after Conrad Grunewald set a 1:50.454 in the #61 Ferrari 488 GT3, with Charlie Scardina in the No. 2 spot after laying down a 1:52.950 in the #23 Triarsi Competizione Ferrari 488 GT3.
Race 1 begins at 2:15 PM Pacific, Race 2 goes down at 1:45 PM on Sunday.
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