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Kyalami: Gounon quickest in opening test session

Kyalami: Gounon quickest in opening test session


Jules Gounon picked up where he left off at Bathurst by topping the Kyalami 9 Hour’s first two-hour test session this morning.

The SunEnergy1 by SPS driver set a flurry of quick times at the start of the session before BigFoot Express Racing’s Mercedes-AMG caused a red flag by shedding a wheel.

Gounon’s pre-stoppage best of 1m43.199s would remain unbeaten once running resumed with just over an hour remaining despite several significant improvements late on.

GruppeM Racing ended up 0.095s down on the similar Mercedes-AMG out front after overcoming Team WRT’s #32 BMW and Tresor Attempto’s #99 Audi. The second M4 GT3 and SPS automotive performance Mercedes-AMG completed a top-six separated by just shy of 0.5s.

Grove Racing’s Porsche was second just before the red flag but slipped to eighth once Pro entries began turning meaningful laps. 

Thursday’s second two-hour test session begins at 14:55 SAST (GMT +2)