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Second place following recovery at Silverstone
At Silverstone, the Belgian Audi Club Team WRT clinched its first podium position in the Blancpain GT Series Endurance Cup this season. Brothers Laurens and Dries Vanthoor, together with their teammate Frédéric Vervisch qualified for grid position eleven on the second race weekend, but clearly advanced in the race. Following three hours of racing, the Belgian driver trio crossed the finish line in second place, trailing the winners by just nine tenths of a second. As a result, Vanthoor/Vanthoor/Vervisch have moved up from ninth to third place in the standings.
Victory and podium places in Austria
The customers of Audi Sport customer racing contested a successful DMV GTC visit in Austria. “Ronny C’Rock” from Team Land Motorsport won round two at the Red Bull Ring in the new Audi R8 LMS with an advantage of eight tenths of a second. Third place went to Tommy Tulpe at the wheel of an Audi R8 LMS of Team HCB Rutronik Racing. In the weekend’s first heat, Tulpe had taken second place overall, trailed by his teammate Fabian Plentz who competed in an Audi R8 LMS ultra. In the subsequent Dunlop 60 race, Plentz/Tulpe in the Audi R8 LMS jointly achieved second place and took victory in their class.
Podium place at hillclimb race in Asturias
José Antonio López-Fombona in the Audi R8 LMS ultra clinched another trophy. In Fito, in the north-west of Spain, the Spaniard took third place in class in the FIA European Hillclimb Championship classification. In round four of the season, the privateer with Team AMP Classic was the best GT driver and the fastest finisher in Category 2 of the Asturian Hillclimb classification.
Audi Sport TT Cup title winner Kisiel to contest Audi R8 LMS Cup
Jan Kisiel, the winner of the 2015 Audi Sport TT Cup, will be on the grid in the Audi R8 LMS Cup this year. The 21-year-old Pole is going to drive one of the near-570-hp GT3 race cars for Team KCMG. Last year, Kisiel proved his talent in the Audi Sport TT Cup. In the Audi one-make cup, he won five of the twelve races, was on podium nine times and secured the title in commanding style. The fifth Audi R8 LMS Cup season will kick off with two races at Shanghai Audi International Circuit on May 21 and 22.