Having topped the first free practice session at Circuit Paul Ricard, Kessel Racing’s Michael Broniszewski continued his strong return to the Blancpain GT Sports Club with the fastest time in FP2, ahead of Titanium Cup challenger Lee Mowle.
Temperatures continued to rise at the Le Castellet venue, and it was Jens Reno Moller who set the early pace. The #11 Honda NSX GT3 Evo driver was then displaced when Broniszewski launched to the top with 10 minutes to go.
The 2016 Blancpain GT Sports Club champion then further improved his time, which was still good enough to beat the rest of the field. Meanwhile, ERC Sport’s Mowle, who had been running just outside the top-five for much of the session, put in a storming final effort to move into second overall and top of the Titanium Cup runners.
Reno Moller repeated his third place from FP1, with AF Corse’s Mario Cordoni just a couple of tenths back in fourth. Murod Sultanov was again fifth in the Kessel Racing #23 Ferrari 488 GT3, ahead of the Titanium Cup championship leader Coach McKansy.
Behind the HP Racing International driver was Gerard van der Horst, who continuously improved throughout the session on board the #98 Lamborghini Huracan GT3 2019 to go seventh fastest overall, having been just 16th in FP1.
Making his Blancpain GT Sports Club debut this weekend is HB Racing’s Robert Zwinger, who was eighth quickest once again in the #888 Lamborghini Huracan GT3. The Slovakian was followed by StileF Squadra Corse driver Pete Mitchell, who recovered from a difficult FP1 where his Ferrari 458 GT3 suffered from handling issues.
The top 10 was completed by newcomer Denis Remenyako, who is learning the track for the first time with Russian outfit Capital Racing Team on board the #13 Mercedes AMG GT3.
In the Iron Cup, Rick Lovat bettered Kessel Racing team-mate Stephen Earle, who had previously topped every session of 2019, with the American having to settle for second –half-a-tenth ahead of AF Corse’s Louis Philippe Soenen.
Next up for the Blancpain GT Sports Club field is the qualifying session, which will be streamed live on our website, Facebook page and GTWorld YouTube channel.