Blancpain Barcelona: The Belgian Audi Team WRT finished 2nd

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It was an excellent end of the Blancpain Endurance Cup for the Belgian Audi Club Team WRT at Barcelona, as Stuart Leonard-Jake Dennis-Robin Frijns took an excellent second in the last race of the year, after fighting for the win until last corner. Two other cars of the squad finished the race, with Richelmi-Berthon-Tréluyer taking an excellent P9, after a very unlucky season. Unfortunately, car #5 of Vanthoor-Fässler-Stevens had to retire because of a mechanical issue while fighting for podium positions.

The result in Catalonia was not positive enough to allow the team to take the Teams’ title in the overall Blancpain GT Series, but being in the top-3 is definitely a good result, which adds to the two Sprint Cup titles conquered.

Team Principal Vincent Vosse was on a high at the end of the weekend: “It has been a beautiful race and I congratulate the winners and the Endurance and overall champions. It was nice to see that we were competitive and fighting for a success until the very end. We knew that going for the overall Teams’ title was a difficult challenge and once we lost car #5, it was clear we were not going to make it, but seeing car #17 fighting hard to win the race and our two other cars performing a good race was a nice satisfaction. I want to thank the entire team for the great job done in such a competitive season.