Teams onto the track for the first day of Free Practice sessions of the 2014 3 Hours of Shanghai

Teams navigated their way around the 4.6 km circuit.

Shanghai International Circuit officially welcomed all Asian Le Mans Series teams onto the track for the first day of Free Practice sessions of the 2014 3 Hours of Shanghai. Teams navigated their way around the 4.6 km circuit, and all drivers benefited from the valuable track time ahead of Saturday’s race.

Free Practice 1

In Free Practice 1, OAK RACING TEAM TOTAL followed up their two wins with a very strong start at 3 Hours of Shanghai finishing top of LM P2 with a fastest lap-time of 1:41.735 set by Ho-Pin Tung in their #1 Morgan-Judd.

Eurasia Motorsport was chasing after OAK RACING TEAM TOTAL with their #27 LM P2 ORECA NISSAN and recorded a fastest lap-time of 1:42.974. Craft-Bamboo Racing were the top CN team in their #77 Ligier JS 53 EVO drove by Kevin TSE with a fastest lap time of 1:48.474. Team AAI #92 BMW Z4 led the GT Category with the fastest lap time of 1:47.689 set by Morris Chen.

Free Practice 2

Free Practice 2 took place later in the afternoon. The second best 2013 Asian LMS driver, James Winslow, driving for Eurasia Motorsport #27 clocked a fastest lap-time of 1:42.798 to lead LM P2. Only 0.220 seconds behind was #1 OAK RACING TEAM TOTAL with a fastest lap time of 1:43.018 set by Ho-Pin Tung.

Team AVELON FORMULA missed Free Practice 2 with a battery problem which let Craft-Bamboo Racing once again take the top spot in CN Category and record the fastest lap time of 1:51.292. Team AAI #90 Mercedes-Benz SLS AMG GT3 led the second place Clearwater Racing with 0.3 seconds difference , and the battle amongst all the GT cars remains fierce.

Teams will have Qualifying session at 10:05 tomorrow. As all the drivers become more accustomed to the circuit competition heats up with all teams looks to optimize time in Qualifying.

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Series Asian Le Mans
Event Shanghai
Sub-event Friday practice
Track Shanghai International Circuit
Drivers Ho-Pin Tung , James Winslow , Morris Chen
Article type Practice report
Tags craft-bamboo racing, mercedes-benz sls amg gt3, oak racing team total