Blancpain Nürburgring WRT: A victory in the sprint!

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It was a good team result for the Belgian Audi Club Team WRT this weekend at the Nürburgring in the third round of the Blancpain Sprint Cup. Christopher Mies and Enzo Ide won again, this time the Qualifying Race on Saturday, becoming the first pair to clinch two wins in the Sprint Cup this season and keeping all their chances in the Sprint Cup standings (where they are 2nd, 3 points adrift the top), thanks also to a good 4th in the Main Race. Will Stevens and René Rast took their first podium finishes of the season, crossing the line in 3rd on Saturday and in 2nd in the Main Race.

There were more points finishes, with Dries Vanthoor-Nico Müller (5th in the Qualifying Race) and Fred Vervisch-Laurens Vanthoor, 7th in the Main Race, an excellent result after their weekend was ruined by a spin provoked by a rival in lap 1 of Saturday’s race.

Team Principal Vincent Vosse was happy at the end of the German weekend: “This time we can say we had a much better performance as a team, with more cars being able to shine and bring home podium finishes or points. Not everything was perfect, and we still had small issues here and there, but the overall result is positive. Chris and Enzo were again able to take a win, which is fantastic, and René and Will had their first podiums. The other cars also showed excellent pace but were unluckier. And despite this being a track where overtaking is not easy, Fred and Laurens went from P25 to P7 in the main race, which really means something. On top, our boys took again the Pit Stop Challenge. It’s not bad at all, we need to continue like this…