The 2015 Blancpain Sprint Series started in very festive conditions at the Circuit Paul Armagnac in Nogaro.
The all-new Audi R8 LMS ultra might soon be about to make its mark in GT3 racing, but it was the old faithful model that ruled the roost in qualifying for the first round of the Blancpain Sprint Series at Nogaro today.
“We couldn’t even dream such an end of the season”: happiness was all over in the Belgian Audi Club Team WRT stand at the end of a Baku weekend that was simply perfect.
Cesar Ramos and Laurens Vanthoor score their first Main Race win of the season.
After an eventful Qualifying Race for the final event of the 2014 Blancpain Sprint Series Maximilian Götz (#84 HTP Motorsport Mercedes) was crowned the new Series champion.
Stephane Ortelli took pole position from his former teammate and co-champion Laurens Vanthoor.
The “City of Fire” is preparing to host the event, which will have a stellar entry of 30 cars.
After winning the Qualifying Race on Saturday, local hero Laurens Vanthoor and César Ramos couldn’t do better than 3rd on Sunday.
Round 6 will be raced at Zolder, Belgium on this weekend.
The Dutch-Austrian duo led from start to finish.
The fifth round of the season will take place on the shores of the Atlantic.
At the end of the weekend, the harvest for the Belgian Audi Club Team WRT was positive but not as good as it could have been.
Audi will be sitting pretty on the grid for the BSS event at Zandvoort.
Accident at the start of Race 1 prevents good results for Rusinov and Ortelli.
It was the "Maximilian show" at Nogaro with the two Mercedes teammates snagging the victory in the maiden race of the 2014 BSS season.
Ortelli and Guilvert take second in Main Race after finishing fourth in Qualifying Race.
In the Blancpain Endurance Series, FIA GT Champion Laurens Vanthoor (B) will compete with Marc Basseng (D) and the Brazilian César Ramos in car number 1.
Major involvement from the defending champs in BES and BSS.