Blancpain: The Belgian Audi Club Team WRT fought until the last second

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It’s really a ‘near miss’: the Belgian Audi Club Team WRT came one point (or 351 thousandths of a second, if one prefers) short from conquering the Teams’ title in the Blancpain Endurance Cup… Once again, the Nürburgring produced a memorable and intense final race, with an unforeseen scenario. Odds were not in favor of the Belgian squad as it arrived to Germany, although determination to go for any left, even if slim, chance was absolute.

As things turned out, and thanks to a brilliant race, Fred Vervisch and the Vanthoor brothers found themselves in a position to fight for the Teams’ title, which they would have conquered had they won the race. Despite a terrific final assault by Laurens, victory eluded the Audi for almost nothing (0.351 seconds), which left the Belgian Audi Club Team WRT tied in points (71) with Garage 59, the title going to the British teams because of better results (two wins)…

Team Principal Vincent Vosse was philosophical about the outcome: “It’s frustrating to get so close to the title and miss it, but that’s racing