Saturday, May 17, 2014

Blancpain Sprint Series: Pole position for Belgian Audi Club Team WRT at Brands Hatch

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