Pereira and Perfect Circle top opening Kyalami 9 Hour test session

10 December 2020

> Result: Test 1

Team Perfect Circle’s Dylan Pereira beat all nine of Intercontinental GT Challenge Powered by Pirelli’s championship contending crews to top spot in the Kyalami 9 Hour’s opening test session this morning.

The Pro-Am-entered Porsche, run by the late Walter Lechner’s eponymous outfit, hit the front with just seven minutes of the two-hour session remaining thanks to a 1m43.478s. That was enough to beat Renger van der Zande’s Honda by just 0.046s, while Car Collection’s Audi dropped to third after leading most of the session.

Indeed, Patric Niederhauser lowered the benchmark three times before Mattia Drudi improved again to wind up 0.159s adrift of Pereira.

WRT’s #31 Audi and GPX’s Porsche were next up, while the first of Walkenhorst’s BMWs completed the top-six.

The day’s second test session begins at 14:20 SAST.