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Nielsen Racing Set Fastest Lap of the Day in FP2 / 1-2-3 for Mercedes in GT3

LMC - 10/05/2019 - Jeff CARTER

The second and final 60-minute Free Practice session of the Michelin Le Mans Cup event at Monza took place in glorious Italian sunshine.

Two red flags interrupted the session, the first after the no96 Cool Racing Ligier hit the barriers at T10 and the second, which brought FP2 to an early conclusion, was for the no14 RLR M Sport Ligier, which hit the barriers at T8.  Both drivers were not injured in either incident.

The leading car at the end of the practice period was the no2 Nielsen Racing Norma M30 of Tony Wells and Colin Noble, with Noble setting the fastest lap of the day, a 1m45.170, nearly half a second faster than the best time set in FP1.

The no3 DKR Engineering Norma of Laurent Hörrs and Francois Kimann was second quickest, with Hörrs setting a best lap of 1m45.411, 0.2 seconds behind the lead car.  The no25 Lanan Racing Norma was third fastest and the no39 Graff Norma M30 finished the session in fourth, 1.2 and 1.6 seconds behind the lead car respectively.

The no54 SPS Automotive Performance Mercedes AMG topped the time sheets in the GT3 category with Yannick Mettler putting in a 1m49.444 lap of the 5.7km Monza track.  The Swiss driver’s time was two tenths behind the best lap set in the morning practice session, set by the no8 Kessel Racing Ferrari of Giacomo Piccini.

It was a 1-2-3 for Mercedes in FP2 as the no35 Krypton Motorsport Mercedes AMG was second fastest with a 1m49.782 set by Stefano Pezzucchi, 0.111s ahead of the no7 Scuderia Villorba Corse AMG GT3 of Mauro Calamia.

The no8 Kessel Racing Ferrari was the quickest of the rest of the GT3 field with Giacomo Piccini posting a 1m50.022 lap, 0.1s ahead of the no71 Luzich Racing 488 of Fabien Lavergne.

Qualifying for Round 2 of the 2019 Michelin Le Mans Cup at Monza will take place tomorrow morning at 11h35 (CET).

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