- KTM X-BOW moves to the front of the pack in final practice session.
- Qualifying set to be a blockbuster with top 10 covered by less than a second.
- Battle for pole position at Monza gets underway at 15:30 (CET)
True Racing by Reiter Engineering climbed to the top of the timesheets in the second and final Fanatec GT2 European Series practice session at Monza (16 April).
The #16 KTM X-BOW GT2 made a late bid for the quickest time, with Stefan Rosina clocking a 1:50.823 around the 3.1-mile Italian circuit to put himself and team-mate Sedhi Sarmini in the best frame for qualifying later today.
Behind them, however, the field could scarcely have been closer, with less than a second separating the top ten at the session’s end.
Just ten thousandths shy of top spot was the sister #24 KTM of Hans Joachim Stuck and Kris Rosenberger, with PK Carsport by Heinz’s Belgian duo – Peter Guelinckx and Bert Longin – only 0.020s further back.
Peter Kox and Rupert Atzberger continued Reiter and KTM’s strong showing in fourth, with the pacesetters from the morning session – High Class Racing’s Anders Fjordbach and Mark Patterson – fifth quickest on this occasion in the Audi R8 LMS.
Joseph Collado and Patrick Zamparini put the SVC Sport Management-run #44 Lamborghini Huracan GT2 into sixth spot, albeit having set an identical time to Fjordback/Patterson ahead.
Christoph Ulrich and Adrian Spesch took seventh in another KTM, this time the #7 run by Sportec Motorsport, with Michael Vergers and Aurelijus Rusteika eighth in the Speed Factory Racing Porsche 911 GT2 RS.
The top was completed by the final Reiter-run KTM of Klaus Angerhofer and Hubert Trunkenpolz and Toro Verde GT’s Lamborghini in the hands of Jordan Witt and David Fairbrother.
Luca Pirri and Stéphane Ratel were 11th in the LP Racing Audi R8, with the field completed by CMR’s Ferrari Challenge 488 for Alexis Berthet and Patrick Michalier.
The weekend continues with qualifying at 15:30 (CET).