Round 5 Silverstone, Great Britain
7 October 2011
Hayek Fastest on Day One at a Wet and Windy Silverstone
Half way through the session a rain storm put paid to any further improvements in the times. The teams concentrated on finding a good wet weather set up in preparation for Sunday's race in case the weather continues to be unsettled in England over the weekend.
The session was briefly interrupted when red flags were shown as the nr59 McLaren of Alvaro Parente stopped on the Wellington Straight and with visibility reduced due to the spray, the session was stopped to recover the car.
Pre Qualifying for the Blancpain Endurance Series will start at 9am tomorrow morning, with qualifying for the final race of the 2011 season due to start at 13:25.
CLICK HERE for the result of Free Practice
The drivers still in contention for the four Blancpain Endurance Series titles lined up for the traditional contenders pictures at Silverstone.
In the GT3 Pro Cup Paolo Ruberti, Gianluca Roda, Raffaele Gianmaria, Bert Longin, Stephane Ortelli, Filipe Albuquerque and Markus Palttala will all be trying to stop Greg Franchi from getting his hands on the Championship trophy on Sunday afternoon.
More contenders pictures from the GT3 Pro-Am Cup, GT3 Gentlemen Drivers and the GT4 Cup are available in the gallery HERE
The 83 drivers who will compete in the final round of the 2011 Blancpain Endurance Series at Silverstone gathered for a group photograph to celebrate the end of a highly successful first season of international GT racing.
Weather for the Weekend
The weather forecast for the Silverstone area is changeable over the weekend but the track should be dry for Sunday’s race.
Results Free Practice.
Jeff Carter/Press Delegate
Jeff Carter/Press Delegate
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Friday, 7 October 2011
Blancpain Endurance Series:Round 5 Silverstone, Great Britain 7 October 2011 FREE PRACTICE Hayek Fastest on Day One at a Wet and Windy Silverstone
Posted by AmigosRacing/MRS GT. at 19:50