No 3 DKR Engineering Norma M30 - Nissan, LMP3, Jean Glorieux, Alexander Toril, Michelin Le Mans Cup, Monza, 2017

DKR Engineering took the only Norma M 30 Nissan LMP3 to the top of the timing sheets in the first Free Practice session here at Italy’s Autodromo Nationale at Monza. 

In a session punctuated with two red flags, Jean GLORIEUX took the Luxembourg team’s prototype to a fastest lap of 1:47.000 (how many times to we get an exact second lap time?), 0.305 ahead of Colin NOBLE in the #79 Nielsen Racing Ligier JS P3 Nissan. Scott ANDREWS closed out the top three with a 1:47.790 in the #43 KEO Racing Ligier. 

No 75 Optimum Motorsport Audi R8 LMS GT3, Flick Haigh, Joe Osborne, Michelin Le Mans Cup, Monza, 2017

In the GT3 class, Flick HAIGH set the target clocking in at 1:50.992, putting the #75 Optimum Racing Audi R8 LMS firmly into the middle of the prototype times. Emanuele BUSNELLI was hard on her heels in the #46 Ebimotors Lamborghini Huracan GT3, 0.038s behind. Ram Racing regular Tom ONSLOW COLE took the team’s #5 Mercedes AMG GT3 to third fastest of the session with a 1:51.133. 

The session was red-flagged early on when the #7 Lee Mowle Mercedes AMG GT3, in the hands of Phil KEEN, caught fire in the pitlane putting the car out for the remainder of the session. 

No 7 Lee Mowle Mercedes AMG GT3, Lee Mowle, Phil Keen, Michelin Le Mans Cup, Monza, 2017