Sunday, May 11, 2014

BRCC: WRT Audi R8 LMS ultra on the podium at Dijon

By Johan Laubscher

The Belgian Racing Car Championship (BRCC) held its second round for 2014 in France this weekend, at the Dijon circuit. W Racing Team (WRT) joined the regular season Audi entrants, PK Carsport.

PK Carsport finished second at the season opener at Zolder last time out. They were back on the grid this weekend, fielding their #1 Audi R8 LMS for Anthony Kumpen, Bert Longin and Frank Beliën.

W Racing Team fielded one of their Audi R8 LMS ultra cars at the French BRCC event for Harry Teneketzian and Grégoire Chaix, who also competed with WRT at the opening round of the French V de V Endurance Series at Catalunya in March.

PK Carsport was entered in the GT Pro class for older GT3 machinery and WRT was entered in the GT Pro Evo class for newer cars.

The weekend started well for the Audi Sport customer acing squad, as WRT took pole position. PK Carsport qualified sixth overall, behind five GT Pro Evo cars, the fastest GT Pro qualifier.

The three-hour race was held on Sunday and WRT came home to take second overall, finishing a mere 1.267 seconds behind the race winners
. PK Carsport unfortunately dropped back and retired following an accident.

Round three of the BRCC will be heading to Zandvoort, 4-6 July.

Photo credit: 
Anthony Kumpen