JMW Motorsport leads GTE in Imola opening practice

A cloudy Imola circuit played host to the opening European Le Mans Series practice session this afternoon. Ferrari was the quickest in the competitive GTE field. The session was red flagged with two minutes to go.

Fastest in class was the JMW Motorsport #66 Ferrari 458 Italia in the hands of Robert Smith, Rory Butcher and Andrea Bertolini. They set the best time in the 90-minute session with 1:42.262.

The Formula Racing #60 Ferrari 458 Italia was second fastest with drivers Johnny Laursen, Mikkel Mac and Christina Nielsen. The top-three in GTE was completed by the Proton Competition #88 Porsche 911 RSR shared by Gianluca Roda, Klaus Bachler and Christian Ried.

The AF Corse #51 Ferrari 458 Italia was fourth and six (#55 Ferrari 458 Italia). The AT Racing #56 Ferrari 458 Italia was fifth. The Proton Racing #77 Porsche 911 RSR was sixth. The AF Corse #55 Ferrari 458 Italia was seventh. The Beachdean AMR #99 Aston Martin Vantage GTE was eighth.

Imola First Practice Results

Action will resume at Imola on Saturday with a second practice session followed by the qualifying one.

Photo: JMW Motorsport