Minshaw tops FP1 at Silverstone, Frers quickest in Iron Cup
Jon Minshaw set the fastest time in the opening free practice session at Silverstone, which plays host to round two of this year’s Blancpain GT Sports Club (May 12-13).
The British GT points leader, who is making his debut in SRO Motorsports Group’s Bronze-only drivers series this weekend, lapped around the 5.891km landmark on a 2:19.605 flyer with his #33 Barwell Motorsport-run Lamborghini Huracan GT3.
Minshaw edged Autovitesse Garage R.Affolter’s Cédric Leimer and his #963 Huracan by over two seconds in a session that took place on a wet track and ended with a late red flag period.
Last year’s Blancpain GT Sports Club runner-up Nicolas Vandierendonck completed a trio of Lamborghinis atop the FP1 timesheets with his Shipex by Ombra Racing-entered machine.
Former Le Mans 24 Hours class winner Karim Ojjeh slotted into fourth on the #6 BMW M6 GT3 entered by Boutsen Ginion, as AF Corse’s Christoph Ulrich rounded up the top five on the #51 Ferrari 458 Italia GT3.
In the Iron Cup class catering to Blancpain GT Sports Club drivers aged 60 and over, Klaus Dieter Frers outpaces points leader Stephen Earle, with the #3 Artega Rennsport-entered Ferrari 488 GT3 lapping one full second faster than the #111 Kessel Racing-run Ferrari 458 Italia GT3.
Full FP1 results from Silverstone can be found below:
Track action for the Blancpain GT Sports Club resumes at 14:05, local time at Silverstone, with the second 30-minute free practice. The 20-minute Qualifying session takes place the same afternoon and gets under way at 16:05. Live timing will be available on the website's dedicated page