AKM Mercedes of Spinelli-Moiseev reign in Barcelona Winter Test


The second day of the joint International GT Open and GT Cup Open Europe Winter Test at Barcelona took place without hiccups, but with different weather conditions: skies were overcast and some rain appeared, for a while, during session 3.

The Lazarus Bentley could not be repaired after yesterday’s accident, but there still were 16 cars on track as the Madpanda Motorsport Mercedes AMG joined the field for day 2. It was actually this car, in the hands of Ezequiel Pérez-Companc and Finnish rising star Jesse Salmenautio topped  three of the five sessions, posting a 1.44.441 as best time.

The Barcelona-based squad called it a day before the last session, which saw the AKM Mercedes (a different car than the one damaged yesterday) of Spinelli-Moiseev setting an impressive time of 1.42.295, which was the best of the day and of the entire Winter TesT. Balfe-Carroll (Balfe Audi) and the two VSR Lambos of Beretta-Schandorff and Moulin-Nemoto were also systematically in the top 5 today, while it is worth noting that François Grimm (Boutsen Racing) was assisted today by Antoine Leclerc.

The GT Open will be back for the official start of the season, at Paul Ricard (15-16 May).