With track conditions improving throughout the day after over-night rain it was no surprise to see lap times tumble as teams and drivers made their final preparations for this afternoon’s qualifying session.
AF Corse’s Cordoni, just as he had in the morning’s session, made much of the early running to lap a little over a tenth quicker than Misslin. But as the final 10 minutes approached it was the CMR driver who managed to snatch top-spot away by exactly one-hundredth of a second, the Frenchman’s 1m36.476s proving a second faster than his benchmark from FP1.
The pair were 0.6sec faster than fellow Ferrari driver Anthony Pons in third and Wong Chong Yau Runme, who held off fifth-placed Michal Broniszewski by just 0.012sec.
Perazzini was first of the Iron Cup runners in sixth, while Lanting’s best lap – two tenths shy of his class rival – made it as many Ferraris in the top seven positions. Maurice Ricci’s AKKA ASP-run Mercedes AMG GT3 finished 0.2sec further down.
Any opportunity to improve late in the session was scuppered by Jan Brunstedt who span his Audi into the Turn 13 gravel with just five minutes remaining, hastening a red flag.
This afternoon’s 20-minute qualifying session gets underway at 16:15 local time. Live coverage and timing of that and this evening’s Qualifying Race can be found on the Blancpain GT Sports Club website.