Dylan Pereira of Luxembourg was the fastest man in the first free practice of the Porsche GT3 Cup Challenge Middle East on Thursday at Bahrain International Circuit.
The session flagged off the 2016/2017 season of the one-make series.
Pereira clocked a fastest lap of two minutes 05.048 seconds in seven laps of work. He had a top speed of 155.8kph.
Ryan Cullen from Ireland was classified second-fastest 0.426 seconds back, while Tom Oliphant from the UK was third 0.939s off the pace.
The top three were all part of the gold category.
Al Faisal Al Zubair of Oman was quickest in the silver category ahead of His Highness Shaikh Isa bin Abdulla Al Khalifa of Team Bahrain. Fifth in the group was another Bahraini in Shaikh Isa bin Salman Al Khalifa, also of Team Bahrain.
Magnus Ohman of Sweden set the pace in the bronze class ahead of Team Bahrain’s Shaikh Hamad bin Isa bin Ebrahim Al Khalifa.
Porsche will have another practice later on Thursday.