RN Vision STS and Equipe Verschuur fastest in Friday practice
12 April 2019
The GT4 European Series kicked off its 2019 campaign with two one-hour free practice sessions at the Monza circuit today. After Equipe Verschuur was fastest in the opening session, RN Vision STS driver Gabriele Piana topped the second session with the fastest time of the day.
Piana set his fastest lap of 1:58.899 ten minutes from the end of the second session. In the final minutes of the session several other drivers improved their times, which resulted in the top 15 separated by just one second.
Schwede Motorsport’s Marc Basseng finished the day as second fastest, the former GT1 World Champion just 0.104s slower than Piana. Andy Meyrick put the Bullitt Racing Mercedes-AMG GT4 in third place.
Fourth overall and fastest in the Silver Cup was the #55 Team GT McLaren 570S GT4. Charlie Fagg set the pace in his class with a 1:59.088. Ricardo van der Ende was second fastest, with Pierre-Alexandre Jean (CMR) in third and Daniel McKay in the Equipe Verschuur McLaren in fourth.
In the first practice session McKay had set the pace in the #14 McLaren 570S GT4. Eric Mouez and David Loger were the fastest drivers in the Am class. The CMR drivers finished first in each of the two sessions.