Tradition is tradizione, and one more year, the grandiose Autodromo Nazionale di Monza, one of the world’s temples of speed, will host the opening round of the Blancpain Endurance Cup. In truth, the historic track near Milan has been rebranded ‘Monza Eni Circuit’ as from this year, owing to its new title sponsor, but its substance hasn’t changed, and neither has the special atmosphere surrounding it.
The Belgian Audi Club Team WRT travels to Italy determined to fight for a win that has been always elusive in the Lombard track, certainly not one of the most favourable to the Audis R8 LMS. Having reduced its number of entries to 2 in order to improve efficiency, the Belgian squad is hopeful to be successful in an Endurance Cup whose level is even higher than in previous seasons. Dries Vanthoor-