An impressive debut for Porsche Junior driver Matteo Cairoli in the European Le Mans Series.
At the wheel of the #88 Porsche 911 RSR from Proton Competition, he was the fastest in the opening practice session at the Red Bull Ring with a best time of 1:29.129. The Italian is sharing the Porsche with co-drivers Gianluca Roda and Christian Ried.
The JMW Motorsport #66 Ferrari 458 Italia was second fastest in GTE class with drivers Robert Smith, Rory Butcher and Andrea Bertolini.
The Proton Competition #77 Porsche 911 RSR in the hands of Wolf Henzler, Michael Hedlund, and Marco Seefried completed the top-three in GTE.
The Beechdean AMR #99 Aston Martin Vantage GTE was fourth fastest with drivers Andrew Howard, Alex MacDowall and Darren Turner.
Action will resume at the Red Bull Ring on Saturday with a second practice session followed by the qualifying one.
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