Blancpain Endurance: The Belgian WRT back to the Nürburgring

Laurent Vanthoor and Vervisch © Patrick Hecq

No time to rest for the Blancpain GT Series community: few hours after the finish of the Endurance’s Cup 1000-km race at the Paul Ricard, teams and drivers are preparing for the next commitment. The Sprint Cup is back on stage next weekend, with the third round of the season, to take place at the Nürburgring. The GP-Strecke and the Eifel’s unpredictable weather are waiting the Blancpain for another crowded and closely-fought race. It’s a short journey for the Belgian Audi Club Team WRT, who arrives to Germany holding the leadership in the Drivers’ standings, with Enzo Ide-Christopher Mies, thanks to their magnificent win at Brands Hatch. As Robin Frijns is taken by his Formula-e commitments, Dries Vanthoor will have Nico Müller as team mate on car #4, in the only variation affecting the driver line-ups of the six cars.


Team Principal Vincent Vosse is confident ahead of the event: “We have six cars entered, all with good possibilities to do well. We are happy to get back with us Will Stevens and René Rast, who could not race at Brands Hatch because of their WEC commitments, and to count again on Nico Müller. We know the Nürburgring well, of course, and I think that the Audis R8 LMS will be competitive. There is little more I can say: we are in a very good position in the Sprint standings and we’ll go for heavy points and as many podium finishes as we can.