Thursday, June 4, 2015

Blancpain Sprint Series: The Audi teams chasing victories at Circuit Zolder

By Tarek Ramchani

Circuit Zolder in Belgium will play host to the third round of the 2015 Blancpain Sprint Series. Following a very successful Brands Hatch round last time out, the Audi teams will be eager to perform well again in the Belgian track.

The Audi Sport customer racing squad will be represented by seven Audi R8 LMS ultra cars coming from the three regular teams.

Belgian Audi Club Team WRT will fied a total of the four cars in their home round of Zolder. Laurens Vanthoor and Robin Frijns who dominated the British round will share the #1 Audi R8 LMS ultra. The two drivers are leading the overall standing with 69 points each. Christopher Mies and Enzo Ide will drive the #2 Audi. Stéphane Richelmi and Stéphane Ortelli will share the #3 R8 LMS ultra. James Nash and Frank Stippler will be behind the wheel of the #4 machine.

The ISR Racing Team from the Czech Republic will have two cars at Zolder. The #74 Audi will be driven by brothers Anders Fjordbach and Thomas Fjordbach. The sister #75 R8 LMS ultra will have Filip Salaquarda and Marco Bonanomi who performed well in the Blancpain Endurance Series race of Silverstone and narrowly missed the podium.

Phoenix Racing from Germany is fielding a single Audi. The #6 car will be Niki Mayr-Melnhof and Markus Winkelhock will share the #6 R8 LMS ultra.

Blancpain Sprint Series action will start on Friday with two practice sessions. the three qualifying sessions and the qualifying race will be held on Saturday. The warm-up and the main race will be held on Sunday.

Photo credit: Blancpain GT Series