Belgian Audi Club Team WRT completes Budapest grand slam with Main Race success

27 August 2017

In winning Sunday’s Main Race in the Budapest round of the 2017 Blancpain GT Series Sprint Cup, the #5 Belgian Audi Club Team WRT crew of Dries Vanthoor and Marcel Fässler put the final note on a perfect weekend at the Hungaroring.

The duo ended up sweeping every session held at the tight and twisty 4.381km grand prix track, while WRT placed four of its Audis in the top five of Sunday’s 60-minute contest. 

The #63 GRT Grasser Racing Team Lamborghini Huracan GT3 of Christian Engelhart and Mirko Bortolotti managed to hold on to third place to score valuable points and cement their grasps on their overall lead in the Blancpain GT Series championship.

In the Silver Cup, Jules Szymkowiak and Fabian Schiller made it two class wins in as many races with the #85 HTP Motorsport Mercedes-AMG GT3. Daniel Keilwitz and Alexander Mattschull (#333 Rinaldi Racing Ferrari 488 GT3) achieved the same feat in the Pro-Am category.

Unfortunately, Kessel Racing’s David Perel and Stephen Earle could not bring the #888 Am Cup-entered Ferrari 458 Italia GT3 home after the car was hit from behind in the second half of the race.

Full report with driver quotes coming up soon