Ningbo FP3: Battle continues between Marciello and Slade

Ningbo FP3: Battle continues between Marciello and Slade

> BMW Team Studie again fastest in GT4
> Result: Official Practice

GruppeM Racing’s Raffaele Marciello moved back to the top of Blancpain GT Series Asia’s timesheets in final practice at Ningbo this morning, although Tim Slade’s HubAuto Corsa Ferrari was just 0.007s behind.

The pair shared the spoils yesterday and could have barely finished any closer at the conclusion of FP3’s sunny 30-minute session. Nevertheless, it’s the Italian who will head into qualifying with the fastest time of the weekend so far after lapping in 1m41.918s.

Indigo Racing maintained their most promising start to a Blancpain GT Series Asia event by finishing third courtesy of Manuel Metzger and Roelof Bruins. Their Mercedes-AMG was 0.5s shy of Marciello’s best and a tenth quicker than HubAuto’s second 488 shared by title challenger Nick Foster and Jono Lester.

FFF Racing’s Lamborghinis locked out row three, the #63 Huracan of Hamaguchi/Mapelli beating the sister car of championship leaders Kodric/Lind by two tenths, while Alex Imperatori’s KCMG Nissan and Alessio Picariello’s Absolute Racing Audi completed the top-eight.

In GT4, it was once again the #81 BMW Team Studie M4 driven by Sunako Jukuchou and Takayuki Kinoshita that topped the times from championship rival Reinhold Renger (GruppeM Mercedes-AMG). The Team iRace.Win Mercedes finished third.

Qualifying begins at 11:35 CST. Watch it live on the championship’s Facebook page and website, in Hong Kong, and across China via the dedicated streaming services listed below.

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