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Audi caps perfect Budapest run with Qualifying Race win

26 August 2017
Audi delivered a dominant display during Saturday’s Qualifying Race of the Blancpain GT Series Sprint Cup in Budapest, as Dries Vanthoor and Marcel Fässler took the #5 Belgian Audi Club Team WRT machine to victory.

Their performance capped another perfect day for them at the Hungaroring, which plays host to the fourth and penultimate round of the Sprint Cup, after the #5 R8 LMS secured pole position, having also topped both practice sessions on Friday. 

The #333 Rinaldi Racing entered Ferrari 488 GT3 of Daniel Keilwitz and Alexander Mattschull claimed the Pro-Am honours after the latter overtook the #87 AKKA ASP Mercedes-AMG GT3 in the second half of the hour-long event. 

The Silver Cup belonged to Fabian Schiller and Jules Szymkowiak, who picked up an important class win to extend their points lead aboard the #85 HTP Motorsport Mercedes AMG-GT3. David Perel and Stephen Earle’s back-to-back Budapest victory ensured the #888 Kessel Racing Ferrari 458 Italia GT3 take the Am Cup title with one round to spare.

Vanthoor and Fässler's Qualifying Race win means the #5 WRT Audi will start Sunday's Main Race from pole position.

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