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15.50 Thanks friends of OA Sport for following us, appointment tomorrow at 9.00 for the official qualifications and then at 15.00 for the race. Hello everybody!

15.45 Valentino Rossi completed FP2 of GTWC Europe in Imola in 15th place. The ‘Doctor’ is expected to do battle tomorrow in official qualifying.

15.43 Audi vs Mercedes after the first free practice sessions of GTWC Europe in Imola. Eyes also on Aston Martin that could fit in. Well McLaren, while the two M4 GT3s of ROWE Racing and the two Reds of Iron Lynk seem more delayed.

15.37 The updated classification with the drivers who have finished the round. 15th place for the WRT Audi # 46

1 88 PIT PRO 1 JUNCADELLA, Daniel Mercedes AMG AKKODIS ASP Team Mercedes-AMG GT3 24 22.407 1: 22.833 2: 53.610 4: 38.850 1: 40.164 4
2 2 PIT PRO 2 SCHOTHORST, Steijn Mercedes-AMG Team GetSpeed ​​Mercedes-AMG GT3 36 0.058 0.058 38.844 33.757 2: 50.595 1: 40.222 6
3 25 FIN PRO 3 LEGERET, Lucas Sainteloc Junior Team Audi R8 LMS GT3 EVO2 37 0.074 0.016 21.304 33.121 47.090 1: 41.515 1: 40.238 5
4 66 PIT PRO 4 WINKELHOCK, Markus Attempto Racing Audi R8 LMS GT3 EVO2 38 0.237 0.163 22.436 33.762 1: 41.446 1: 40.401 6
5 99 PIT Silver 1 AKA, Alex Attempto Racing Audi R8 LMS GT3 EVO2 36 0.237 0.000 47.996 38.919 2: 40.244 1: 40.401 7
6 95 PIT PRO 5 MARTIN, Maxime Beechdean AMR Aston Martin Vantage AMR GT3 43 0.266 0.029 21.675 44.111 1: 42.026 1: 40.430 4
7 7 FIN GOLD 1 MILLROY, Oliver Inception Racing McLaren 720S GT3 45 0.292 0.026 21.209 32.870 46.673 1: 40.752 1: 40.456 5
8 32 PIT PRO 6 WEERTS, Charles Team WRT Audi R8 LMS GT3 EVO2 40 0.302 0.010 21.328 33.141 46.707 1: 41.176 1: 40.466 7
9 111 PIT PRO 7 LIND, Dennis JP Motorsport McLaren 720S GT3 19 0.332 0.030 21.341 33.243 1: 42.041 1: 40.496 3
10 63 FIN PRO 8 COSTA, Albert Emil Frey Racing Lamborghini Huracan GT3 Evo 38 0.339 0.007 21.494 33.200 47.359 1: 42.053 1: 40.503 4

15.35 Checkered flag! Mercedes remains in command of operations.

15.34 There are 30 cars in 1 second, three in less than 1 tenth. The ranking remains very tight as expected.

15.31 Simulation of driver change at Audi for Valentino Rossi who has finished his activity on the track. The Audi # 46 ranks on the edge of the Top10.

15.27 New adventure for the Danish Dennis Lind in GTWC Europe. The former Lamborghini standard bearer will race all year with JP Motorsport (McLaren).

15.24 ROWE Racing’s BMW M4 GT3 # 98 further back than expected. The German team returns to GTWC Europe after a season of absence.

15.20 The updated classification with the drivers currently on the track.

1 88 PIT PRO 1 JUNCADELLA, Daniel Mercedes AMG AKKODIS ASP Team Mercedes-AMG GT3 24 22.407 1: 22.833 2: 53.610 4: 38.850 1: 40.164 4
2 2 RUN PRO 2 STOLZ, Luca Mercedes-AMG Team GetSpeed ​​Mercedes-AMG GT3 34 0.058 0.058 21.145 33.048 1: 42.765 1: 40.222 4
3 25 PIT PRO 3 LEGERET, Lucas Sainteloc Junior Team Audi R8 LMS GT3 EVO2 28 0.074 0.016 21.599 33.469 1: 41.363 1: 40.238 5
4 66 PIT PRO 4 WINKELHOCK, Markus Attempto Racing Audi R8 LMS GT3 EVO2 32 0.237 0.163 21.460 33.340 1: 41.017 1: 40.401 5
5 99 RUN Silver 1 AKA, Alex Attempto Racing Audi R8 LMS GT3 EVO2 30 0.237 0.000 21.435 33.728 1: 43.577 1: 40.401 5
6 95 RUN PRO 5 MARTIN, Maxime Beechdean AMR Aston Martin Vantage AMR GT3 37 0.266 0.029 43.424 8: 34.972 1: 40.430 3
7 32 PIT PRO 6 VANTHOOR, Dries Team WRT Audi R8 LMS GT3 EVO2 33 0.302 0.036 21.336 33.413 1: 52.699 2: 47.448 1: 40.466 6
8 63 RUN PRO 7 COSTA, Albert Emil Frey Racing Lamborghini Huracan GT3 Evo 29 0.339 0.037 21.683 34.062 2: 40.743 1: 40.503 4
9 12 RUN PRO 8 HAASE, Christopher Tresor by Car Collection Audi R8 LMS GT3 EVO2 37 0.359 0.020 21.294 33.118 2: 02.077 1: 40.523 5
10 7 RUN GOLD 1 SCHANDORFF, Frederik Inception Racing McLaren 720S GT3 38 0.439 0.080 21.194 1: 52.012 1: 40.603 4

15.18 Last 18 minutes of session. Mercedes continues to set the pace with Akkodis ASP # 88.

15.15 How Ledogar is at the wheel of the Porsche # 54 of Dinamic Motorsport. Shirt change for the French, two-time Endurance Cup champion (Ferrari / McLaren).

15.12 The updated classification with the drivers currently on the track

1 88 PIT PRO 1 JUNCADELLA, Daniel Mercedes AMG AKKODIS ASP Team Mercedes-AMG GT3 24 22.407 1: 22.833 2: 53.610 4: 38.850 1: 40.164 4
2 2 RUN PRO 2 STOLZ, Luca Mercedes-AMG Team GetSpeed ​​Mercedes-AMG GT3 30 0.058 0.058 21.212 32.939 46.821 1: 40.972 1: 40.222 3
3 25 RUN PRO 3 LEGERET, Lucas Sainteloc Junior Team Audi R8 LMS GT3 EVO2 28 0.074 0.016 21.213 33.203 46.947 1: 41.363 1: 40.238 4
4 66 RUN PRO 4 WINKELHOCK, Markus Attempto Racing Audi R8 LMS GT3 EVO2 29 0.237 0.163 21.542 33.461 1: 46.240 1: 40.401 4
5 99 PIT Silver 1 ZUG, Marius Attempto Racing Audi R8 LMS GT3 EVO2 25 0.237 0.000 21.342 33.144 1: 41.717 1: 40.401 5
6 95 RUN PRO 5 MARTIN, Maxime Beechdean AMR Aston Martin Vantage AMR GT3 36 0.266 0.029 21.222 1: 41.213 1: 40.430 2
7 32 RUN PRO 6 VAN DER LINDE, Kelvin Team WRT Audi R8 LMS GT3 EVO2 28 0.302 0.036 38.910 3: 14.125 1: 40.466 5
8 63 PIT PRO 7 BORTOLOTTI, Mirko Emil Frey Racing Lamborghini Huracan GT3 Evo 26 0.339 0.037 21.620 34.005 1: 07.638 2: 03.263 1: 40.503 3
9 57 PIT GOLD 1 AUER, Lucas Winward Racing Mercedes-AMG GT3 10 0.443 0.104 22.508 37.596 1: 43.303 1: 40.607 2
10 71 RUN PRO 8 RIGON, Davide Iron Lynx Ferrari 488 GT3 30 0.462 0.019 21.476 1: 44.488 1: 40.626 4
11 54 RUN PRO 9 LEDOGAR, Like Dinamic Motorsport Porsche 911 GT3-R (991.II) 26 0.465 0.003 21.320 1: 41.875 1: 40.629 3

15.08 Excellent pace also for Porsche, a team that finished on the podium in 2020 in the first and only test held in Imola.

15.05 The situation does not change. 12th place for Valentino Rossi’s Audi # 46 which is currently stationary in the pit lane. Aston Martin seems the only car that can fit between AMG and Audi.

15.02 Juncadella takes the wheel from Marciello. AMG # 88 remains at the top of the overall standings ahead of Getspeed’s # 2 car.

14.59 Maro Engel! Second time for the # 2 of Team GetSpeed. Three cars in less than a tenth at Imola, in the first session there were 27 cars in a second.

14.57 CMR brings the only Bentley of GTWC Europe to the track. The British house has stopped racing in an official capacity since 2019.

14.54 Rescue at the limit for Frédéric Vervisch. 11th time for Valentino Rossi’s teammate who recently got into the car. There are 40 minutes left.

14.52 The updated classification with the drivers currently on the track.

1 88 PIT PRO 1 MARCIELLO, Raffaele Mercedes AMG AKKODIS ASP Team Mercedes-AMG GT3 20 22.084 33.316 1: 07.948 2: 03.348 1: 40.164 3
2 2 RUN PRO 2 ENGEL, Maro Mercedes-AMG Team GetSpeed ​​Mercedes-AMG GT3 23 0.058 0.058 21.168 32.605 46.568 1: 40.341 1: 40.222 2
3 25 RUN PRO 3 LEGERET, Lucas Sainteloc Junior Team Audi R8 LMS GT3 EVO2 20 0.074 0.016 21.451 1: 41.982 1: 40.238 3
4 66 RUN PRO 4 MARSCHALL, Dennis Attempto Racing Audi R8 LMS GT3 EVO2 21 0.237 0.163 22.152 33.056 46.640 1: 41.848 1: 40.401 3
5 99 RUN Silver 1 ZUG, Marius Attempto Racing Audi R8 LMS GT3 EVO2 17 0.237 0.000 21.600 1: 42.079 1: 40.401 3
6 95 RUN PRO 5 SORENSEN, Marco Beechdean AMR Aston Martin Vantage AMR GT3 26 0.266 0.029 21.359 1: 41.618 1: 40.430 1
7 32 RUN PRO 6 WEERTS, Charles Team WRT Audi R8 LMS GT3 EVO2 21 0.302 0.036 39.114 2: 47.847 1: 40.466 3
8 63 RUN PRO 7 BORTOLOTTI, Mirko Emil Frey Racing Lamborghini Huracan GT3 Evo 16 0.339 0.037 21.695 33.438 47.021 1: 42.154 1: 40.503 2
9 57 PIT GOLD 1 AUER, Lucas Winward Racing Mercedes-AMG GT3 10 0.443 0.104 22.508 37.596 1: 43.303 1: 40.607 2
10 54 RUN PRO 8 LEDOGAR, Like Dinamic Motorsport Porsche 911 GT3-R (991.II) 19 0.465 0.022 21.488 1: 41.936 1: 40.629 2

14.48 Spin at the ‘Tosa’ for the Mercedes # 90 of Madpanda Motorsport. The Spanish car regularly returns to the track, while the SPS AMG GT3 also goes out into the gravel in the first sector.

14.45 The general classification does not change at 50 minutes from the end of the session. There does not seem to be a risk of rain at the moment. Mercedes sets the pace ahead of quattro Audi. Waiting for tomorrow for official qualifying.

14.41 Raffaele Marciello # 88 confirms himself at the top with the car of Akkodis ASP. On the other hand, Ferraris appear to be struggling compared to last year.

14.38 Nico Mueller brings Valentino Rossi’s Audi # 46 to 15th place. The Swiss rose from a few minutes by car.

14.34 Battle on the thousandths in Imola! Marciello back in the car in place of Gounon, the best for now in front of Mies.

14.32 Jules Gounon responds to Mies and takes the lead by 74 thousandths. Fast lap for Akkodis ASP’s # 88 Mercedes.

2.30 pm Christopher Mies! Fast lap for the reigning ADAC GT Masters champion. Audi’s German lowers the reference to 1.40.2. Driver change in Aston Martin, Marco Sorensen climbs, teammate and compatriot of Thiim

14.27 Raffaele Marciello’s time trial this morning is still the best of the first round of action. 1.42.2 is the reference of the Mercedes # 88 standard bearer

14.24 Cairoli improves. The winner of the 24h of the Nuerburgring 2021 sets off in pursuit of Thiim who continues to ride in his Aston. The Dane returns to GTWC Europe after years of absence.

14.23 Matteo Cairoli (Dinamic Motorsport # 54) goes to second place behind Engel. 51 of the 52 cars present recorded a time per hour.

14.22 Valentino Rossi climbs in the standings on the margins of the Top10. Group # 46 pays 838 from the head of the group.

14.20 Maro Engel # 2 (Mercedes) climbs to second place. The German, former champion of the series, is placed in the Top3. Fourth place for van der Linde in the first of the Audi of WRT # 32.

14.17 Rossi currently occupies the 21st place. We await a hypothetical improvement of the ‘Doctor’, while Nielsen improves and takes his Ferrari to second place behind Thiim.

14.16 Nielsen brings the Ferrari # 51 of Iron Lynk to third place. The Dane, reigning champion, precedes Austrian Auer (Wineward / Mercedes # 57) and teammate Serra # 71.

14.14 Nicki Thiim brings Aston back in command. The Dane # 95 returns to the lead along the lines of what he saw this morning. Also on stage is Millroy (Inception Racing # 7 / McLaren), a car completely rebuilt after a crash in Wednesday tests.

14.12 Kelvin van der Linde on the summit in front of Maro Engel. Audi # 32 (WRT) precedes the AMG GT3 of GetSpeed ​​# 2, while Valentino Rossi returns to the pit lane after signing the virtual fifth lap.

14.10 The first times of FP2.

1 32 RUN PRO 1 VAN DER LINDE, Kelvin Team WRT Audi R8 LMS GT3 EVO2 2 21.336 32.782 1: 41.404 1: 41.404 0
2 63 RUN PRO 2 AITKEN, Jack Emil Frey Racing Lamborghini Huracan GT3 Evo 3 0.721 0.721 21.502 1: 42.125 1: 42.125 0
3 46 RUN PRO 3 RED, Valentino Team WRT Audi R8 LMS GT3 EVO2 3 0.944 0.223 21.618 33.145 47.585 1: 42.348 1: 42.348 0
4 12 RUN PRO 4 DRUDI, Mattia Tresor by Car Collection Audi R8 LMS GT3 EVO2 3 0.973 0.029 21.390 1: 42.377 1: 42.377 0
5 56 RUN Silver 1 CALAMIA, Mauro Dinamic Motorsport Porsche 911 GT3-R (991.II) 3 1.907 0.934 22.070 1: 43.311 1: 43.311 0
6 98 RUN PRO 5 CATSBURG, Nicky Rowe Racing BMW M4 GT3 3 1.967 0.060 23.039 33.749 1: 43.371 1: 43.371 0
7 26 RUN Silver 2 PANIS, Aurelien Sainteloc Junior Team Audi R8 LMS GT3 EVO2 3 2.019 0.052 23.176 1: 43.423 1: 43.423 0
8 19 RUN PRO 6 ROUSSEL, Leo Emil Frey Racing Lamborghini Huracan GT3 Evo 3 2.026 0.007 21.791 1: 43.430 1: 43.430 0
9 83 RUN GOLD 1 GATTING, Michelle Iron Dames Ferrari 488 GT3 3 2.086 0.060 21.546 33.666 53.863 1: 49.075 1: 43.490 0
10 71 RUN PRO 7 SERRA, Daniel Iron Lynx Ferrari 488 GT3 2 2.344 0.258 22.904 1: 43.748 1: 43.748 0
11 112 RUN Silver 3 BLAZEK, Maciej JP Motorsport McLaren 720S GT3 3 2.516 0.172 21.912 1: 48.018 1: 43.920 0

14.07 Green Flag! GTWC Europe FP2 begins. We remind you that, in case of cancellation of the qualifications, the turn we are commenting on will be valid for the assignment of the starting grid.

14.05 Small delay in the session, there was an accident in GT4 qualifying. In a few minutes you should be off.

14.03 The rain could also be a variable tomorrow. Bad weather is expected for qualifying, while the 3-hour race could be dry.

13.58 Pictures from Imola:

13.54 There are 27 cars present in just one second after FP1. GTWC Europe confirms itself as an extremely tight championship, making a difference is never taken for granted. The battle is assured, tomorrow we expect one of the tightest qualifying of the year on a track where it is notoriously not easy to overtake.

13.51 Top10 this morning with Frédéric Vervisch, Audi Sport standard bearer who will compete for the whole of 2022 alongside Valentino Rossi. The Swiss Nico Mueller will be with them throughout the Endurance Cup.

13.48 New round at the Autodromo Enzo e Dino Ferrari in Imola for the GTWC Europe. The battle is ensured with a totally different condition compared to FP1. Mercedes seeks confirmation after signing the best lap with Raffaele Marciello (Akkodis ASP # 88).

13.45 Good afternoon friends of OA Sport and welcome to the live broadcast of the second free practice session of the Fanatec GT World Challenge Europe Powered by AWS Endurance Cup. In a few minutes we will start, the turn could be affected by rain.

10.41 Thanks for joining us in this Live Stream. Appointment at 2.00 pm for an FP2 not to be missed, the last test before tomorrow morning’s qualifying (9.00 am). Hello everybody!

10.38 The second session this afternoon will be extremely important to prepare for tomorrow’s race. The sun is shining in Imola, but beware of the rain that is expected for tomorrow.

10.35 Mercedes starts the weekend on the right foot. Marciello dictates the pace, 22 cars are enclosed in 1 second after the first round.

10.31 The Top20 after FP1 with the drivers who have closed the session:

1 88 PIT PRO 1 JUNCADELLA, Daniel Mercedes AMG AKKODIS ASP Team Mercedes-AMG GT3 17 1: 23.914 34.095 1: 12.435 3: 10.444 1: 40.298 4
2 95 PIT PRO 2 SORENSEN, Marco Beechdean AMR Aston Martin Vantage AMR GT3 29 0.127 0.127 21.129 32.937 1: 42.052 1: 40.425 5
3 2 PIT PRO 3 ENGEL, Maro Mercedes-AMG Team GetSpeed ​​Mercedes-AMG GT3 33 0.134 0.007 21.372 33.005 1: 43.623 1: 40.432 4
4 25 PIT PRO 4 LEGERET, Lucas Sainteloc Junior Team Audi R8 LMS GT3 EVO2 32 0.147 0.013 21.329 35.621 1: 42.101 1: 40.445 7
5 32 RUN PRO 5 VANTHOOR, Dries Team WRT Audi R8 LMS GT3 EVO2 26 0.186 0.039 54.192 1: 07.531 1: 46.859 1: 40.484 4
6 46 PIT PRO 6 MÜLLER, Nico Team WRT Audi R8 LMS GT3 EVO2 37 0.288 0.102 22.011 41.990 1: 45.237 1: 40.586 5
7 50 PIT PRO 7 HESSE, Max Rowe Racing BMW M4 GT3 36 0.306 0.018 21.320 36.086 1: 44.854 1: 40.604 5
8 99 PIT Silver 1 SCHÖLL, Nicolas Attempto Racing Audi R8 LMS GT3 EVO2 30 0.325 0.019 21.412 1: 03.220 1: 41.955 1: 40.623 4
9 12 RUN PRO 8 DRUDI, Mattia Tresor by Car Collection Audi R8 LMS GT3 EVO2 35 0.376 0.051 53.188 1: 07.408 1: 41.641 1: 40.674 3
10 111 PIT PRO 9 ABRIL, Vincent JP Motorsport McLaren 720S GT3 28 0.385 0.009 21.315 33.408 1: 45.065 1: 40.683 4
11 71 PIT PRO 10 FUOCO, Antonio Iron Lynx Ferrari 488 GT3 34 0.409 0.024 29.323 1: 07.596 1: 49.949 3: 26.868 1: 40.707 4
12 57 PIT GOLD 1 AUER, Lucas Winward Racing Mercedes-AMG GT3 31 0.415 0.006 49.850 1: 07.245 1: 44.842 1: 40.713 4
13 97 RUN GOLD 2 HASSE CLOT, Valentin Beechdean AMR Aston Martin Vantage AMR GT3 36 0.529 0.114 52.714 1: 06.961 1: 40.852 1: 40.827 3
14 38 PIT PRO 11 BELL, Rob Jota McLaren 720S GT3 32 0.565 0.036 21.356 33.169 1: 42.468 1: 40.863 5
15 777 PIT Silver 2 JEFFRIES, Axcil Al Manar Racing by HRT Mercedes-AMG GT3 25 0.639 0.074 46.525 1: 07.651 1: 43.859 1: 40.937 3
16 26 PIT Silver 3 GAZEAU, Cesar Sainteloc Junior Team Audi R8 LMS GT3 EVO2 41 0.650 0.011 21.455 33.353 1: 49.567 1: 40.948 7
17 87 PIT Silver 4 TERESCHENKO, Konstantin AKKODIS ASP Team Mercedes-AMG GT3 30 0.688 0.038 1: 24.630 34.330 1: 09.941 3: 08.901 1: 40.986 6
18 22 PIT Silver 5 MATTHIESEN, Patrik Allied Racing Porsche 911 GT3-R (991.II) 25 0.711 0.023 21.787 47.345 1: 43.849 1: 41.009 4
19 63 PIT PRO 12 BORTOLOTTI, Mirko Emil Frey Racing Lamborghini Huracan GT3 Evo 24 0.763 0.052 7: 01.760 1: 01.454 1: 47.183 9: 50.397 1: 41.061 4
20 30 PIT Silver 6 GOETHE, Benjamin Team WRT Audi R8 LMS GT3 EVO2 34 0.783 0.020 21.724 33.465 1: 42.413 1: 41.081 5

10.28 Red flag, the session ends here. We are waiting to find out the reason for the suspension.

10.25 Last five minutes, Bell returns to the group with JOTA Sport (McLaren) six years after the title with Garage 59.

10.23 Contact at the ‘Rivazza’ between WRT’s Audi # 33 and Dinamic Motorsport’s Porsche # 56. Both cars managed to resume, debris is present in the gravel.

10.20 Ten minutes to the end, while Mirko Bortolotti takes to the track. Emil Frey Racing’s (Lamborghini # 19) from Trentino will race full-time in the Endurance Cup and DTM with T3 Motorsport.

10.18 Last minutes of session. Marciello is always the leader with the Mercedes # 88 of Akkodis ASP. Second place for Aston Martin # 95 ahead of GetSpeed’s AMG GT3 # 2. Sixth place for WRT car # 46 with Valentino Rossi.

10.15 New FCY for the cone present at the ‘Variante Alta’. The # 93 Mercedes of SKY Tempesta Racing has shifted the reference set by the organizers to avoid an excessive cut of the chicane.

10.12 All cars have completed at least one lap. All ok also for Inception Racing, a team linked to McLaren that literally had to rebuild the car.

10.10 Maxime Martin takes Aston # 95 to second place. Great pace for the British car chasing Akkodis ASP # 88 Mercedes.

10.08 The updated ranking with the drivers on the track.

1 88 PIT PRO 1 JUNCADELLA, Daniel Mercedes AMG AKKODIS ASP Team Mercedes-AMG GT3 17 1: 23.914 34.095 1: 12.435 3: 10.444 1: 40.298 4
2 95 PIT PRO 2 MARTIN, Maxime Beechdean AMR Aston Martin Vantage AMR GT3 19 0.127 0.127 21.204 33.251 1: 40.639 1: 40.425 4
3 2 RUN PRO 3 ENGEL, Maro Mercedes-AMG Team GetSpeed ​​Mercedes-AMG GT3 24 0.134 0.007 21.502 1: 41.271 1: 40.432 2
4 32 RUN PRO 4 VAN DER LINDE, Kelvin Team WRT Audi R8 LMS GT3 EVO2 17 0.232 0.098 21.324 1: 41.173 1: 40.530 3
5 46 RUN PRO 5 VERVISCH, Frederic Team WRT Audi R8 LMS GT3 EVO2 27 0.288 0.056 21.488 2: 11.443 1: 40.586 3
6 50 RUN PRO 6 HARPER, Daniel Rowe Racing BMW M4 GT3 27 0.306 0.018 22.383 34.076 1: 40.604 1: 40.604 3
7 99 PIT Silver 1 ZUG, Marius Attempto Racing Audi R8 LMS GT3 EVO2 23 0.325 0.019 23.005 34.617 1: 40.970 1: 40.623 3
8 12 RUN PRO 7 GHIOTTO, Luca Tresor by Car Collection Audi R8 LMS GT3 EVO2 25 0.376 0.051 21.479 33.253 47.171 1: 41.903 1: 40.674 2
9 111 RUN PRO 8 ABRIL, Vincent JP Motorsport McLaren 720S GT3 20 0.385 0.009 21.235 34.594 1: 40.683 1: 40.683 2
10 71 PIT PRO 9 SERRA, Daniel Iron Lynx Ferrari 488 GT3 23 0.409 0.024 21.249 34.082 1: 08.619 2: 03.950 1: 40.707 3
11 25 RUN PRO 10 NIEDERHAUSER, Patric Sainteloc Junior Team Audi R8 LMS GT3 EVO2 24 0.484 0.075 38.962 33.744 7: 09.180 1: 40.782 5
12 777 RUN Silver 2 AL ZUBAIR, Al Faisal Al Manar Racing by HRT Mercedes-AMG GT3 15 0.639 0.155 21.495 1: 44.380 1: 40.937 1

10.03 Maro Engel on the track with the Mercedes # 2 of GetSpeed, while the AMG GT3 # 88 of Akkodis ASP with Raffaele Marciello remains in command. Valentino Rossi returns to the pits.

10.00 Problems at the ‘Tambourine’ for Al Faisal Al Zubair. The standard carrier of Mercedes # 777 falls smoothly from the gravel. Valentino Rossi continues to shoot.

9.56 The updated classification with the names of the drivers currently on the track.

1 88 RUN PRO 1 GOUNON, Jules Mercedes AMG AKKODIS ASP Team Mercedes-AMG GT3 14 21.200 1: 40.441 1: 40.298 2
2 2 RUN PRO 2 ENGEL, Maro Mercedes-AMG Team GetSpeed ​​Mercedes-AMG GT3 18 0.134 0.134 21.571 33.360 1: 42.679 1: 40.432 2
3 32 PIT PRO 3 VAN DER LINDE, Kelvin Team WRT Audi R8 LMS GT3 EVO2 13 0.232 0.098 21.246 32.852 1: 41.431 1: 40.530 3
4 46 RUN PRO 4 RED, Valentino Team WRT Audi R8 LMS GT3 EVO2 22 0.288 0.056 21.553 33.602 1: 43.491 1: 40.586 2
5 99 RUN Silver 1 ZUG, Marius Attempto Racing Audi R8 LMS GT3 EVO2 20 0.325 0.037 21.454 33.344 47.021 1: 41.819 1: 40.623 2
6 12 RUN PRO 5 GHIOTTO, Luca Tresor by Car Collection Audi R8 LMS GT3 EVO2 19 0.376 0.051 21.686 1: 43.560 1: 40.674 2
7 25 RUN PRO 6 NIEDERHAUSER, Patric Sainteloc Junior Team Audi R8 LMS GT3 EVO2 22 0.484 0.108 21.392 1: 41.936 1: 40.782 4
8 777 RUN Silver 2 AL ZUBAIR, Al Faisal Al Manar Racing by HRT Mercedes-AMG GT3 9 0.639 0.155 22.255 34.163 5: 53.108 1: 40.937 1
9 87 RUN Silver 3 TERESCHENKO, Konstantin AKKODIS ASP Team Mercedes-AMG GT3 17 0.688 0.049 2: 18.924 34.644 48.368 3: 41.936 1: 40.986 2
10 95 RUN PRO 7 MARTIN, Maxime Beechdean AMR Aston Martin Vantage AMR GT3 14 0.690 0.002 21.542 1: 44.001 1: 40.988 3

9.52 The yellow flags continue at the ‘Variante Alta’. However, the session with Mercedes at the top remains unchanged.

9.48 New FCY, while Luca Stolz goes to second place with the Mercedes # 2 of GetSpeed. Akkodis’ AMG # 88 remains leader with Raffaele Marciello, while in third place the WRT Audi # 32 with Kelvin van der Linde.

9.44 Cheever goes down the track with the Mercedes # 93 of SKY Tempesta Racing. New car for the English team that raced with Ferrari until last year.

9.40 The updated ranking:

1 88 PIT PRO 1 MARCIELLO, Raffaele Mercedes AMG AKKODIS ASP Team Mercedes-AMG GT3 6 21.162 32.705 1: 40.298 1: 40.298 1
2 32 RUN PRO 2 VAN DER LINDE, Kelvin Team WRT Audi R8 LMS GT3 EVO2 9 0.232 0.232 1: 01.099 4: 46.585 1: 40.530 2
3 46 RUN PRO 3 RED, Valentino Team WRT Audi R8 LMS GT3 EVO2 13 0.288 0.056 21.872 53.861 2: 05.317 1: 40.586 2
4 99 PIT Silver 1 AKA, Alex Attempto Racing Audi R8 LMS GT3 EVO2 12 0.325 0.037 37.561 55.668 1: 40.623 1: 40.623 2
5 12 RUN PRO 4 HAASE, Christopher Tresor by Car Collection Audi R8 LMS GT3 EVO2 11 0.376 0.051 21.642 33.491 1: 05.250 2: 00.383 1: 40.674 1
6 95 PIT PRO 5 THIIM, Nicki Beechdean AMR Aston Martin Vantage AMR GT3 7 0.690 0.314 1: 24.218 42.787 4: 01.046 1: 40.988 2
7 22 PIT Silver 2 STURM, Joel Allied Racing Porsche 911 GT3-R (991.II) 9 0.711 0.021 21.074 57.565 1: 41.322 1: 41.009 1
8 25 RUN PRO 6 MIES, Christopher Sainteloc Junior Team Audi R8 LMS GT3 EVO2 14 0.759 0.048 21.329 33.112 7: 25.560 8: 20.001 1: 41.057 3
9 63 PIT PRO 7 COSTA, Albert Emil Frey Racing Lamborghini Huracan GT3 Evo 8 0.763 0.004 21.501 33.165 1: 07.547 2: 02.213 1: 41.061 1
10 111 PIT PRO 8 KLIEN, Christian JP Motorsport McLaren 720S GT3 9 0.772 0.009 21.254 53.169 1: 41.075 1: 41.070 1

9.38 The green flag returns, Rossi leaves the pit lane.

9.36 Marciello takes the lead, while we report a new FCY. Fifth yellow flag of the day.

9.35 Frédéric Vervisch! Fast lap for Valentino Rossi’s Belgian teammate. Driver change, for Audi WRT # 46.

9.33 Spin for Mauro Calamia (Dinamic # 56) at the ‘Variante Alta’. There are no problems for the Swiss who starts again without problems. Iron Lynk is also back on stage with the two official Ferrari 488 GT3s. Alessandro Pier Guidi, Endurance champion in 2020 and 2021, will be missing this year.

9.31 Audi at the top with Tresor by Car Collection # 11. Christopher Haase cuts down the time of Thiim, stopped in the pits at the moment

9.30 Raffaele Marciello on the track with the Mercedes # 88 of Akkodis ASP. The former series champion shares the cockpit with Dani Juncadella and Jules Gounon.

9.29 Green flag while working on Aston Martin # 95. The car in question has set the fastest lap for now with Dane Nicki Thiim.

9.28 Fourth FCY of the day. Many problems at the ‘Variante Alta’ with a pin that was put on to avoid the cuts of the cars.

9.26 Sixth time for the Porsche # 54 of Dinamic Motorsport. Matteo Cairoli is at the wheel of the Italian car that won the 3h of Monza last year. Thiim remains leader of operations ahead of Mueller and Hasse Clot (Aston # 97).

9.23 Thiim sets the pace on Nico Mueller. Beechdean AMR’s Aston Martin # 95 precedes WRT’s Audi # 46. Qualifying will be crucial tomorrow morning, finding a space with 52 cars on the track is not easy.

9.20 Green flag! The session restarts.

9.19 The updated ranking after the first few minutes:

1 95 PIT PRO 1 THIIM, Nicki Beechdean AMR Aston Martin Vantage AMR GT3 7 21.157 32.879 3: 07.010 4: 01.046 1: 40.988 1
2 46 PIT PRO 2 VERVISCH, Frederic Team WRT Audi R8 LMS GT3 EVO2 3 0.164 0.164 21.500 59.853 1: 41.152 1: 41.152 1
3 97 PIT GOLD 1 NOUET, Theo Beechdean AMR Aston Martin Vantage AMR GT3 7 0.306 0.142 21.419 33.082 1: 41.294 1: 41.294 1
4 10 PIT GOLD 2 ETEKI, Adam Boutsen Racing Audi R8 LMS GT3 EVO2 6 0.328 0.022 21.471 33.296 1: 41.316 1: 41.316 1
5 54 PIT PRO 3 BACHLER, Klaus Dinamic Motorsport Porsche 911 GT3-R (991.II) 6 1.212 0.884 21.387 33.117 1: 42.200 1: 42.200 1
6 25 PIT PRO 4 MIES, Christopher Sainteloc Junior Team Audi R8 LMS GT3 EVO2 6 2.147 0.935 44.057 36.829 4: 00.563 1: 43.135 2
7 99 PIT PRO 5 WINKELHOCK, Markus Attempto Racing Audi R8 LMS GT3 EVO2 3 2.227 0.080 21.697 1: 04.870 1: 43.215 1: 43.215 1
8 52 PIT PAM 1 MACHIELS, Louis AF Corse Ferrari 488 GT3 6 2.236 0.009 21.912 34.334 1: 49.298 2: 45.544 1: 43.224 1
9 30 PIT Silver 1 SIMMENAUER, Jean-Baptiste Team WRT Audi R8 LMS GT3 EVO2 3 2.283 0.047 24.888 1: 07.405 1: 43.271 1: 43.271 1
10 26 PIT Silver 2 BAERT, Nicolas Sainteloc Junior Team Audi R8 LMS GT3 EVO2 8 2.314 0.031 35.476 1: 08.627 1: 52.289 3: 36.392 1: 43.302 2
11 50 PIT PRO 6 VERHAGEN, Neil Rowe Racing BMW M4 GT3 5 2.621 0.307 21.746 1: 03.558 1: 43.609 1: 43.609 1

9.15 Red flag! Spin for Valdemar Eriksen at the Mineral Waters. GetSpeed’s # 3 Mercedes is parked on the track. All cars return to the pits, including WRT # 46 with Vervisch at the wheel.

9.12 The Danish Nicki Thiim (Aston # 95), world champion in the GTE PRO World Championship two years ago and official driver of the English company, also enters the track. Valentino Rossi’s car should enter the scene shortly.

9.10 Fast lap for Aston Martin # 97 of French Nouet. The English house fielded two cars, one in PRO and one in Gold Cup. New class on the track in addition to the Silver Cup and the PRO-Am. The PROs are missing, 16 cars have signed one time.

9.07 New Pirelli tires for GTWC Europe. The times will approach minute and 40. In the meantime the race direction tests the Full Course Yellow system in view of the race. We remind you that in the case of FCY all cars must proceed at 60 km / h.

9.05 Audi also enters the track. The house of the Four Rings is the most present formation in the group with the new R8 Evo II, a car that made its debut in recent weeks.

9.02 The first car to score a time will be the BMW M4 GT3 of ROWE Racing. Debut in GTWC Europe for the new car of the Bavarian house, which scored last week with ST Racing in the 24H Series. Two cars are featured in PRO, Nicky Catsburg is at the wheel of # 98.

9.00 Green flag! GTWC Europe 2022 season begins! Everyone on track for the first free practice session from Imola

8.55 All cars are ready in the pit lane. We await the green light to discover all the news of GTWC Europe. We remind you that two sessions are scheduled today, tomorrow at 9.00 the qualifications.

8.53 The first free practice session will take place in 90 minutes. All 52 cars are expected on the track although there is still a question mark on McLaren # 7 from Inception Racing. The car, entered in the Gold Cup class, had an accident on Wednesday afternoon in the tests at the first corner of the plant that rises on the banks of the Santerno.

8.50 The teams prepare for the traffic lights. All eyes on Valentino Rossi’s # 46 car.
The former centaur will participate in the entire championship with one of Team WRT’s Audi R8 LMS II GT3s with the Belgian Frédéric Vervisch and the Swiss Nico Müller.

8.46 There are 52 cars on the starting grid. Nine manufacturers are involved in the main European category for the infinite world of GT3 cars. The battle is assured, uncertainty reigns for the first test of the year.

8.43 Everything is ready for the first free practice session. The sun is shining at the Enzo e Dino Ferrari circuit in Imola, which is the site of the first of the ten events of the year this weekend. The competition we are about to comment on will also be the first round of the Endurance Cup.

8.40 Good morning to all OA Sport friends and welcome to the Live Stream of FP1 of the Fanatec GT World Challenge Europe Powered by AWS. In a few minutes the start of the session, everything is ready for Valentino Rossi’s covered-wheel adventure.

GTWC Europe Imola presentationValentino Rossi’s opponentsGTWC Europe regulationsThe ‘Doctor’ teammates

Good morning to all OA Sport friends and welcome to the Live Live Free Practice of Fanatec GT World Challenge Europe Powered by AWS . The first of 10 tests in the main European category reserved for the infinite world of GT3, the first covered-wheel event in Valentino Rossi’s career, officially kicks off with two 90-minute sessions from the Enzo e Dino Ferrari International Circuit in Imola .

The ‘Doctor’ is expected aboard one of Team WRT’s Audi R8 GT3s alongside Belgian Frédéric Vervisch and Swiss Nico Müller. The line-up will play in the PRO class, the main of a very large group with as many as 52 cars registered among PRO, Silver, Gold and PRO-Am.

The track that rises on the banks of the Santerno will host the first of the two stages in the ‘Bel Paese’, the second will be in Misano Adriatico and will be valid for the Sprint Cup. The battle is assured, uncertainty reigns on the eve of a 2022 not to be missed .

Appointment at 9.00 for the first free practice session of the weekend. The second session, on the other hand, will take place in the afternoon and will start at 14.05

Credits: Michele Scudiero


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