13 March 2017

Audi on top after first day of testing

Audi on top after first day of testing

The first day of the Official Test Days of the 2017 Blancpain GT Series saw plenty of action at the Circuit Paul Ricard. Sunny and clear conditions proved ideal for some decent running, and the sessions were only briefly interrupted by a couple of red flag interventions. In the end it was the #75 ISR Audi that set the fastest time, from the #26 Saintéloc Racing Audi.

Both lap times were set in the afternoon session, with the #333 Rinaldi Racing, quickest in the morning session, in third in the overall rankings of the first day. With 16 cars in the same second at the end of the morning session, and 14 in the afternoon, it is already clear that the 2017 Blancpain GT Series will be a close fought affair.

Action resumes tomorrow at 9.00 for another four-hour morning session, with the last part of the Official Test Days starting at 14.00 and ending at 17.00. Be sure to tune in to our social media channels to get plenty of live coverage.