Blancpain: The Belgian Audi WRT really starts the season

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After the misfortunes endured in both the Sprint and Endurance Cups season-opening events (at Misano and Monza, respectively), the Belgian Audi Club Team WRT is crossing the Channel hoping that the British campaign will be more successful than the Italian one. The Sprint Cup round this weekend at Brands Hatch, and Silverstone’s Endurance event one week later, will hopefully mark the real start of the season for the Belgian squad, who is determined to seek revenge and substantiate its points count in the Blancpain GT Series twin championships.

Brands Hatch, the mythical track in the Kent hills, has often been kind to the Belgian Audis R8 LMS in the past, and the team is motivated to collect more good memories. Its standard Sprint Cup five car entry is fully fit to do the job.

Team Principal Vincent Vosse is clear about the team’s expectations: “We certainly didn’t have the start of the season that we wanted, but it’s not in our genes to complain about adversity and look backwards. We go to England determined to correct the situation and catch up the points gap. Brands Hatch is quite a perfect place for that. It’s a magnificent track, the kind of circuit we like, and we are always happy to go to a track where driving, racing and watching is a pure pleasure. Needless to say, we had quite some work to rebuild and prep the cars, but they now are back in perfect conditions, and the drivers are anxious to be there. We all know that Brands is a treacherous place, especially with so many cars in action, and a track that doesn’t forgive any mistake, so we need to stay focused, calm and cautious. I am confident we can do quite a good job.