Monday, August 13, 2012

Video: 2012 Spa 24 Hours with Audi Sport Team WRT

By Johan Laubscher

The Belgian W Racing Team (WRT) returned to the Spa 24 Hours as the defending champions. The 2011 event was won by the WRT team, taking Audi’s first Spa 24 Hours victory. The team was once again a factory effort for the event alongside the Phoenix Racing Audi team. WRT were armed with two Audi R8 LMS ultras, aiming for a repeat victory. The race was one of ups and downs. Both cars were at the front and battled for the race win. The #1 WRT car fought with the #16 Phoenix car for many hours. They kept spectators on the edge of their seats as they battled during the dying hours of the race. Tragedy struck the WRT team when the #2 car had a very big accident, which ended the team’s possible double podium and Audi’s 1-2-3 finish. Along with the demise of the #2 car came further incidents which swung the race in favour of the eventual winners, Phoenix Racing. WRT achieved a well deserved second place along with vital points for the team’s title ambitions in the Blancpain endurance Series.

Here is their traditional post event video review. It is another great example of WRT's excellent PR crew as they have produced yet another spectacular video documenting the Spa 24 Hours. It is a 47 minute video which is well worth the watch as they portray this emotional rollercoaster of a race. Enjoy:

More information:
WRT youtube channel