Free practice

Spa-Francorchamps - belgium

The GranTurismo MC continues its apprenticeship

The second free practice session, held on a dry track, allowed the drivers to improve their times after the wet morning shakedown.

Casé/Sbirrazzuoli’s GranTurismo MC, after it was put through a balance of performance test by Moellekens (an official series driver), claimed the fourth best time in its class of 2:41.188 (12th overall). The test followed the one that took place in the first practice session and reduced the time needed for the two drivers to get to know the car and track.
The two team Giudici Maserati Trofeos had no problems and came in tenth with Gianni Giudici (2:44.332, 28th overall) and fourteenth courtesy of Andrea Perlini (2:49.867, 34th overall). 













Free practice 2

1 55MartinPorsche 997 GT32:38.698
2 4Guttroff/RichterCorvette C62:40.035
3 6Abbott/FletcherGinetta G502:40.743
4 40Sbirrazzuoli/CaséMaserati GranTurismo MC2:41.188
5 32MallockAston Martin GT42:41.772
6 18Mena/GrammaticoBMW M32:42.251
7 14Ordonez/BuncombeNissan 350Z2:42.254
8 17VeltmanBMW M32:42.306
9 44HladikAston Martin GT42:44.263
10 1GiudiciMaserati Trofeo2:44.382

GranTurismo MC relishes the rain

Intense rain and extreme driving conditions made things tough during the 40 minute free practice session; the first ever for the GranTurismo MC.

 The demanding session was interrupted for thirteen minutes when a red flag was shown. This came out because there was an elevated risk of the cars aquaplaning. Owing to the conditions and wanting to avoid causing any damage, the AF Corse team had run just six laps. During this stint, the GranTurismo MC had set the fourth best time in its class (3:04.375); seventh overall as the Dutch GT4s also compete alongside the GT4 entrants.
Appearing on the Ardennes track were two Maserati Trofeos modified to run in GT4. The cars were driven by Gianni Giudici, who closed in 12th spot (25th overall) and Andrea Perlini, 14th (32nd overall).
Little could be gauged from the session because of the rain and the cars still have to find their racing set up for what will be a challenging race.












1 55Maxime MARTINPorsche 997 GT32:59.035
2 18Mena/GrammaticoBMW M33:01.431
3 14Ordonez/BuncombeNissan 350Z3:01.846
4 215Bakker/CatsburgGinetta G503:02.415
5 226Junior STROUSAston Martin GT43:02.681
6 209P. C. Van Oranje/LammersMustang FR 500C3:04.054
7 40Sbirrazzuoli/CaséMaserati GranTurismo MC3:04.375
8 4Guttroff/RichterCorvette C63:04.814
9 6Abbott/FletcherGinetta G503:06.002
10 17Kevin VELTMANBMW M33:06.656