Porsche Supercup: Pereira Tops Free Practice

Source: Porsche-QR.de

Luxembourg’s Dylan Pereira topped free practice in a session where the rookies of the field stole the limelight.

Pereira’s time of 1:31.473 was just enough to clinch top spot on the time sheets in a session where the top eight were separated by just under three tenths of a second.

Five rookies occupied the top eight places as the flag dropped including 18-year-old Mattia Drudi who finished an eye-catching third.

Championship leader Michael Ammermüller could only manage fifth on a day where grip levels were extremely low which caused havoc for most of the field.

British driver Josh Webster explained the difficultly the drivers faced over the course of Friday practice: “The behaviour of the rear axle was quite tricky, one couldn’t really know how the car reacts. Precise braking at this grip level was really a matter of luck”.

Championship chaser Dennis Olsen also spoke about the lack of grip on track but was overall satisfied with his days work: “I am satisfied as well with my time and with the car, but the conditions on the track were completely different than some weeks ago, at the weekend for the Porsche Carrera Cup Deutschland.”

Qualifying is expected to an incredibly tight affair tomorrow afternoon, with the smallest of mistakes costing drivers crucial grid positions.