By Tarek Ramchani
Brands Hatch is hosting the second round of the Blancpain Sprint Series this weekend. And it is all starting well for the Audi squad with a fine pole position this afternoon.
The #1 R8 LMS ultra from Belgian Audi Club Team WRT secured the pole position. The #1 Audi driven by Laurens Vanthoor and Cesar Ramos will start first tomorrow in the 1-hour Qualifying Race. A very fast Laurens vanthoor set the fastest time in Q3 with a quick 1:23.865, just 0.022s ahead of the second placed #84 Mercedes-Benz SLS AMG from HTP Motorsport.
The #6 Audi R8 LMS ultra from Phoenix Racing performed well also. The car driven by Markus Winkelhock and Niki Mayr Melnhof qualified in a strong fourth place.
The second car from Belgian Audi Club Team WRT made it into the top 10. The #2 Audi R8 LMS ultra in the hands of René Rast and Enzo Ide qualified in eighth place.
The remaining three Audi R8 LMS ultra cars from G-Drive Racing (#3 Audi) of Stéphane Ortelli and Roman Rusinov, Phoenix Racing (#5 Audi) of Alessandro Latif and Marc Basseng and Belgian Audi Club Team WRT (#4 Audi) were outside the Top 10.
The two races are set for tomorrow with a Live Stream coverage on the official series website. We wish the best of luck to all Audi teams and drivers.
Photo credit: Blancpain GT Series