Olá from the Autodromo Carlos Pace, e bem vindos from the qualifying session for the LMGTE Pro and Am categories. The 25-minute session took place in warm sunshine and ambient temperatures of 27oC and it was a very tight in terms of lap times in both Pro and Am. Just 0.24 seconds separated the top five in the Pro class, while 0.45 seconds split the top five cars in the Am field.
Ferrari claimed the upper hand in the LMGTE Am category, but in post-session scrutineering the No.61 AF Corse Ferrari was found to be in breach of technical regulations due to a ride height infringement, denying a first pole position for the crew of Matt Griffin, Marco Cioci and Jack Gerber. The No.95 Aston Martin Vantage of Thiim-Nygaard-Poulsen, which finished the session just eight thousandths of a second behind the Ferrari, was promoted to pole position. Now second in the category is the No.81 8Star Motorsports Ferrari 458 entry of Potolicchio-Aguas-Rigon with a fastest combined lap of 1:34.616.
The next time the cars will be re-assembled on the grid will be for the start of the 6 Hours of Sao Paulo, the fourth round of the 2013 FIA World Endurance Championship which begins at 12 noon tomorrow local time.