The first free practice session of the first weekend of the Ultimate Cup took place this Friday, on the circuit at Estoril. After a first warm-up at mid-day, the prototypes and GT took the track at the end of the day.
At the end of the two sessions, the Ligier JS P3 # 26 of Wimmer Werk Motorsport was fastest first thanks to Vincent Capillaire in 1: 33.611, then Lukas Dunner bettered this time, with 1: 33.096. The second fastest time of the day is to the credit of the Norma M30 # 16 / Red River Sport by Nielsen in 1: 33.563, shared by Grimes and Mowlem. The Ligier # 4 / Speed Factory, the Norma # 21 / DB Autosport and the Ligier # 94 / Team Virage complete the top five with less than a second.
The Renault RS01 # 23 / DEMJ dominated in the GT class this morning. Max Mugelli completed the 4,182 kilometers of the Portuguese route in 1: 35,089. A few hours later, Jean-Bernard Bouvet completed a lap in 1: 35.760 with the Ferrari 488 GT3 # 1 / VISIOM.
Competitors in the Proto category will start the day on Saturday with qualifying early. The GTs will have a third and final practice session tomorrow morning.
Source : https://endurance24.fr/ultimate-cup-estoril-el1-el2-wimmer-werk-motorsport-fait-coup-double/