- Audi customer teams win at Hockenheim
- Strong fightback in Blancpain GT Series Endurance Cup
Audi customer teams dominate in the DMV GTC
Three pole positions, three wins: Audi customer teams were in fine form at the second DMV GTC race weekend at Hockenheim. Despite the tricky conditions, pole sitter Marc Basseng (Land Motorsport) claimed first position in the opening race in an Audi R8 LMS ahead of his stablemates Fabian Plentz and Tommy Tulpe (both HCB-Rutronik Racing). As a result, Audi drivers monopolized the podium at the awards ceremony. In race two, Plentz crossed the line first in an Audi R8 LMS ultra ahead of his team mate Tulpe, who was the quickest in qualifying. In the concluding Dunlop 60, Plentz/Tulpe were unbeatable. Starting from pole position, the duo won convincingly by almost a complete lap.
Podium finish in the International GT Open
Good performance in the International GT Open season opener: at the race in Estoril, Portugal, local matador César Campaniço and his team mate Andrés Saravia from Guatemala took second place in the second race. Saravia started the second race from seventh on the grid in the Audi R8 LMS ultra entered by the Drivex School team. The Audi customer team made up several places thanks to a cleverly timed driver change. After starting the last lap in fourth place, Campaniço still managed to claim a position on the podium.
Good result for Belgian Audi Club Team WRT
Challenging Blancpain GT Series Endurance Cup season opener: in a first show of strength at Monza, the Belgian Audi Club Team WRT scored a good result with the drivers Antonio Garcia, Will Stevens and Nico Müller. In a difficult race on the traditional Italian race track, the trio started from 21st place. After the three hour race, Garcia/Stevens/Müller crossed the finish line sixth in an Audi R8 LMS. Three places further back and in the top ten were Dries Vanthoor/Frédéric Vervisch/Laurens Vanthoor in another WRT Audi.