The action on the track has already started at the Circuito del Jarama, where the Jarama Classic and the second round of the Iberian Supercars Endurance Championship are taking place this weekend. Judging by the times of the free practice session, the excitement is guaranteed in Spain.
The Mercedes-AMG GT4 of Lema Racing, driven by Nuno Pires and Elias Niskanen, and the BMW M4 GT4 of Speedy Motorsport, shared by José Carlos Pires and Francisco Abreu, seem to be engaged in an intense duel for the top positions once again. The Mercedes-AMG was the fastest, with an impressive margin of 0.006 seconds.
However, they may not be alone in the fight, as the SMC Motorsport McLaren 570S GT4, driven by Andrius Zemaitis and Alejandro Geppert, was close behind in third place, just eight-tenths of a second behind, promising to challenge the front-running duo.
The Audi R8 LMS GT4 of Veloso Motorsport driven by Jorge Rodrigues and Patrick Cunha was the fastest in the GT4 Bronze category. With the sixth best time overall, they were not far from the leaders and could be a factor in the fight for the best grid positions.
Daniel Teixeira was impressive at the wheel of the Cupra TCR and dominated the touring cars, clearly indicating his intention to continue the dominance he displayed last year in the TCR division.
Borja Hormigos and Héctor Hernández were also very fast in the BMW M240i Racing of Autoworks Motorsport, not far behind the Portuguese driver of JT59 Racing Team.
In the GTC category, Araújo Competição's Aston Martin Vantage, with Álvaro Ramos and Fernando Soares at the wheel, was the fastest. However, Speedy Motorsport's Porsche Cayman Clubsport GT4, driven by the brothers André and Miguel Nabais, were second in the category, showing promise and aiming to improve in the qualifying session.
João Vieira, in the Cup, dominated with the Porsche 911 Cup from Garagem Aurora, posting the sixteenth best time in the classification.
Qualifying is scheduled to start at 4:20 PM (local time).