Perfect start to SRO Speedweek continues for Karim Ojjeh in FP2, Klaus Dieter Frers dominates Iron Cup times

21 July 2018 Perfect start to SRO Speedweek continues for Karim Ojjeh in FP2, Klaus Dieter Frers dominates Iron Cup times

Boutsen Ginion driver Karim Ojjeh (#2 BMW M6 GT3) continued his perfect start to the SRO Speedweek by going quickest in FP2 at Spa-Francorchamps. Klaus Dieter Frers (#3 Artega Rennsport Ferrari 488 GT3) extended the gap at the top of the Iron Cup class ahead of Louis-Philippe Soenen (#50 AF Corse Ferrari 488 GT3).

Having posted the fastest time in FP1 earlier in the day by more than two seconds, Karim Ojjeh surged to the top of the timesheets early on and remained there until the end. Patrick Van Glabeke (#488 AF Corse Ferrari 488 GT3) showed strong pace, closing the gap to the championship leader to six-tenths around the 7.004km circuit.

Rounding out the top three was an in-form Jürgen Häring (#66 Herberth Motorsport), keeping his Porsche 991 GT3 R ahead of AF Corse’s Mario Cordoni (#70 Ferrari 488 GT3), who could only managed fourth, having finished second in FP1.

Christian Hook (#33 Rinaldi Racing) continued to reacquaint himself with the car and track, as he ended the session fifth fastest on board his Ferrari 488 GT3). Next to follow was Coach McKansy (#17 HP Racing International Lamborghini Huracan GT3) in sixth, with Iron Cup’s Klaus Dieter Frers making it four Germans in the top seven.

Belgian driver Angélique Detavernier (#55 AF Corse Ferrari 488 GT3) improved from her FP1 effort to go eighth fastest, just 0.009 seconds behind seventh-place. Claude-Yves Gosselin (#6 Boutsen Ginion Lamborghini Gallardo Extenso R-EX) and Russian Murod Sultanov (#23 Kessel Racing Ferrari 488 GT3) rounded out the overall top 10.

In the Iron Cup, Stephen Earle (#111 Kessel Racing Ferrari 488 GT3) was unable to match his FP1 pace to finish three seconds down on Klaus Dieter Frers, with Louis-Philippe Soenen splitting the championship rivals in second. 

Next up is the 20-minute qualifying run, before the drivers prepare for the 25-minute Qualifying Race later this afternoon. Follow live timing on the Blancpain GT Sports Club website, with regular updates on Twitter and Facebook.