Blancpain Misano: Bitter taste for Belgian Audi Team WRT

Ides and Mies © DR

The 2017 season has started with a frustrating weekend for the Belgian Audi Club Team WRT. The first round of the Blancpain Sprint Cup held at Misano Adriatico in Italy was marred with incidents of various kind for the Audis R8 LMS of the Belgian squad, which could bring home as best results only a 5th place in the night Qualifying Race with Enzo Ide-Christopher Mies, and a 10th in the Main Race with Jake Dennis-Pieter Schothorst.

In a competition that proved to be closer than ever (22 cars within one second in some of the sessions), the Audis R8 LMS of the Belgian squad posted good lap times, but the races saw the dominance of one brand. The focus of the Belgian Audi Club Team WRT is now on the inaugural round of the Blancpain Endurance Cup, in two weeks time, at Monza.

Team Principal Vincent Vosse summarized the season-opener with few words: “It has been a bad weekend, one to forget as quickly as possible. We had a number of incidents that prevented or penalized the results, and some of our rivals had an incredible pace. The only really positive note was that the team won the Pit Stop Challenge, which proves once again how good our boys are. For the rest, let’s focus on the next race!