Blancpain WRT in Zolder: A frustrated team!

Stevens Vanthoor © Patrick Hecq

Home race at Zolder leaves the Belgian Audi Club Team WRT frustrated despite the excellent performance

It wasn’t to be! It was written somewhere that success was to be elusive for the Belgian Audi Club Team WRT at the season-opener of the Blancpain Sprint Cup at Zolder, in what has been, otherwise, a great home event, with many spectators and glorious weather.

One pole position, two podium finishes in Race 1 (with Vanthoor-Stevens 2nd and Riberas-Mies 3rd), two top 5 finishes by Frijns-Leonard  and two wins in the Silver Cup by the stunning duo of Belgian young guns, Gilles Magnus and Alessio Picariello: the overall result is certainly positive, but leaves some frustration as the Belgian Audis R8 LMS certainly proved competitive and deserved more luck. Unfortunately, an overlapped car played for the rivals in the pit stop ‘gamble’ of Race 1, depriving Dries Vanthoor and Will Stevens of a win that within their reach, while a number of penalties dashed the team’s hopes in Race 2.

Team Principal Vincent Vosse wasn’t exactly happy at the end of the weekend: « I am disappointed, and a lit bit annoyed, to say the least