The Audi R8 LMS won the most important endurance race for GT cars ahead of BMW and Mercedes-Benz. Audi Sport Team WRT overcame the strongest competition during the 63rd running of the 24 hours of Spa (Belgium). The two DTM stars Mattias Ekstrom (Sweden) and Timo Scheider (Germany) and the Belgian endurance specialist Greg Franchi shared driving duties in the victorious mid-engine sportscar. Continue reading ‘Audi Sport Team WRT victorious at the 2011 Spa 24 Hours’
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Weather seems to always come into play at Spa. However, it decided to cooperate a bit for the first qualifying session for the 24 Hours of Spa. Again, Audi Sport looked to have the pace in damp conditions. Mattias Ekstrom would end up on top with a 2:40.472 in the W Racing Team Audi R8. Continue reading ’24 Hours of Spa sees an Audi 1-2 in Q1′
The first 40min free-practice session of the Blancpain Endurance Series kicked off this morning at Monza. There was a lot of swapping between the top teams. Lamborghini, Porsche and Audi’s were there but in the end it was the no50 AF Corse Ferrari 458 Italia of Matt Griffin and Jack Gerber with a 1:49.603 in the Pro-Am class. Continue reading ‘Blancpain: Porsche 2nd, Lamborghini 3rd in first practice at Monza’
One week after conquering a first podium finish at Zolder, in the season-opener of the Belcar, the Belgian Audi Club Team WRT is ready to compete its first international event of its 2011 campaign, on the legendary circuit of Monza. This will be the inaugural race of the new Blancpain Endurance Series, where the Belgian squad will be present with two top driver line-ups: Longin-Ortelli-Albuquerque and Franchi-Piccini-Fassler. Continue reading ‘Blancpain: New Challenge For The Belgian Audi Club Team WRT’