Fjordbach puts High Class Audi out front in final practice

Fjordbach puts High Class Audi out front in final practice
  • Pro-Am points leaders lower the benchmark time in final practice.
  • Rosina breaks the 1:37 barrier, Fjordbach lowers it further.
  • Am leaders Sportec lead the way in class, qualifying follows at 20:25 CEST.

Anders Fjordbach set the fastest time of the day so far as he and Mark Patterson ended the final Fanatec GT2 European Series practice session of the weekend (2-3 July) at Misano on top of the timesheets.

The #33 High Class Racing Audi was on top form, setting a blisteringly quick 1:37.307 in the hands of Fjordbach, whilst ultra-consistent laps from Patterson in his stint will leave the Danish outfit optimistic of another pole position during qualifying this evening.

Erstwhile session leaders Sehdi Sarmini and Stefan Rosina in the #16 True Racing KTM also look strong, having been the first car to break the 1:37 barrier earlier in the session, before a sequence of quick laps from Fjordbach demoted them to second.

The gap between the pair was just over 0.2 seconds at the chequered flag, with Bert Longin’s late improvements in the #81 PK Carsport Audi putting the Belgian and compatriot Peter Guelinckx into third, a further two tenths back.

Luca Pirri and Stephane Ratel were fourth to round out a strong pair of sessions for the #88 LP Racing Audi, the duo looking for their third podium finish in as many race meetings on the Adriatic coast this weekend.

Einar Thorsen and Peter Kox bounced back from a frustrating start to the day to post the fifth quickest time on board the #23 Reiter Engineering KTM. Aurelijus Rusteika and Michael Vergers were sixth in the #5 Speed Factory Racing Porsche, with Am points leader Christoph Ulrich and team-mate Adrian Spescha seventh in Sportec’s #7 KTM.

Free practice one pace-setters Target Racing were eighth on this occasion, Mauro Casadei setting the #63 Lamborghini’s best time, with Hubert Trunkenpolz and Klaus Angerhofer ninth in the #17 True Racing KTM.

Kris Rosenberger and Hans-Joachim Stuck’s #24 Reiter Engineering KTM rounded out a field split by just under three seconds, fuelling anticipation ahead of what promises to be a hard-fought qualifying session at 20:25 (CEST) this evening.