It’s time to start the engines for the world’s GT community. The 2017 season of the Blancpain GT Series kicks off this weekend at Misano Adriatico. The track carrying the name of Marco Simoncelli and located on the shores of the Adriatic Sea is now established as the host venue for the season-opener of the Blancpain Sprint Cup and as per its tradition it will offer a night race on Saturday and one at noon on Sunday. Once again, the Belgian Audi Club Team WRT will be one the strongest contenders in both the Sprint and the Endurance Cups.
The squad has worked relentlessly during the winter to fine-tune its Audis R8 LMS and reshuffled significantly its driver line-up to keep up with the highest standards and face a competition that is becoming fiercer every year. One of the clear missions for 2017 is to defend the two titles, Drivers’ and Teams’, conquered in 2016 in the Sprint Cup. The Belgian Audi Club Team WRT takes up the challenge fielding a 5-car entry, with reigning champion Enzo Ide as one, but not the only, star!
Never change a winning team, says sporting wisdom, and Enzo Ide and Christopher Mies will continue to team together on the car now sporting the #1. “Winning the title last year was simply terrific