The Ferrari of M.Pulcini-Cheever fastest in warm free practice in Hungary


The Hungaroring welcomed the GT Open with a very warm day (35C), something not unusual in summer in this part of the continent. The 30 cars that took the track coped perfectly with the conditions, and the results of the day yielded a very competitive situation (15 cars in one second), with the Ferraris, Audis and Mercedes at the top.

The first ten in the combined results of the day posted their best time in session 2 despite the warmer conditions. The fastest car was the Ferrari of Marco Pulcini-Eddie Cheever (Spirit of Race, 1.43.992), with the Audi of Reicher-Haase (Eastalent) beaten by 0s072 and the Mercedes of Müller-Mettler (SPS) by 0s167. Another Audi, the ISR car, was fourth (+0s213).

Folowed the two Mercedes of Blanchemain-Pla (SVC, +0s462) and Menchaca-Siebert (Motopark, 0s478) and the Ferraris of returnee Fumanelli (racing one, +0s554) and Vincent Abril (Spirit of Race, +0s565).

The Mercedes of Neumann-Rumpfkeil (Motopark) was fastest in Am and also in the Bronze test (1.44.898).

No incidents were to report, while the AF Corse Ferraris #55 and #61, as well as the Greystone GT McLaren #24, did not attend.