Magny-Cours: Friday evening briefs…


– An Alpine A480 Hypercar is on display in the Magny-Cours paddock. The French prototype remains on a victory at the 1000 Miles of Sebring and a second place at the 6 Hours of Spa-Francorchamps. Magny-Cours is close to Bourges, the base of Signatech. The structure directed by Philippe Sinault is also present in the Alpine Europa Cup in Nivernaise territory.

– The Chéli are driving as a family this weekend in the FFSA GT at Magny-Cours on a Toyota GR Supra GR/CMR. Etienne Chéli is the grandson of one of the oldest French Toyota dealers (1974). Eric, the father, is also a Toyota dealer. His last race dates back to 1992 in F3 at Fuji.

– The time to respect when changing drivers in FFSA GT is set at 68 seconds at Magny-Cours.

– While the Ginetta G55 GT4/Team Speedcar are absent in the FFSA GT, Pascal Destembert’s team is running an Audi R8 LMS GT4 for Benjamin Lariche and Jean-Paul Buffin.

– The two sessions of the day GT World Challenge Europe fell into the hands of Raffaele Marciello. The Mercedes-AMG GT3 driver beat the competition in both sessions. Note that the pre-qualifying session was interrupted for a long time after Oliver Wilkinson went off the track in the McLaren 720S GT3/Jota. The times are here

– Steven Palette becomes XRT Racing Team ambassador. The association organizes virtual races.

– Three Akkodis ASP Team drivers combine GT3 and GT4 this weekend. Jim Pla and Thomas Drouet go from the Mercedes-AMG GT3 to the GT4. As for Simon Gachet, he goes from the Mercedes-AMG GT4 to the Audi R8 LMS GT3.

– Mercedes and Audi shone today during the two free practice sessions. The first session went to the Mercedes-AMG GT4/Akkodis ASP of Simoon Gachet. Greg Guilvert took the lead in Free 2 in an Audi R8 LMS GT4/Saintéloc Racing. The times are here

– A single driving session for TC France competitors. Teddy Clairet distinguished himself in the Peugeot 308 RC/Team Clairet Sport. The 308 RC monopolized the first six places in the session. The times are here

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