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.
Dominik Baumann took the lead of the race in the penultimate lap
The BMW works driver had to retire after the first lap...
The team from Oschersleben (DE) was making its second appearance in the series.
The Belgo-Brazilian pairing won what turned out to be a very eventful Qualifying Race
Filip Salaquarda: "Track conditions were very difficult under the rain and I did not have any chance to keep the car under control in the aquaplaning."
René Rast and Enzo Ide, driving the #2 Belgian Audi Club Team WRT Audi, took top spot, just holding off the Series newcomers Dominik Baumann and Thomas Jäger.
Accident at the start of Race 1 prevents good results for Rusinov and Ortelli.
Jeroen Bleekemolen and Hari Proczyk dominated the feature Blancpain Sprint Series event of the weekend at Brands Hatch.
Hari Proczyk : “Keeping the Mercedes behind was not as easy as it might have looked."
It was the "Maximilian show" at Nogaro with the two Mercedes teammates snagging the victory in the maiden race of the 2014 BSS season.
Alex Zanardi's qualifying race at Nogaro was far from being monotonous and the slippery conditions didn't help any.
Daniel Lloyd: “This weekend has been a massive learning curve and we made some big steps forward.”
Vincent Abril and Mateusz Lisowski, clinched an overall podium finish (3rd) in the Main Race.
Ortelli and Guilvert take second in Main Race after finishing fourth in Qualifying Race.
Alessandro Zanardi finished 14th in his BMW Z4 GT3 entered by ROAL Motorsport.
The magic of motor sport and of races in city streets all helped to rack up the tension to fever pitch!
Despite adversity and a unique city circuit, the Alsacian team showed once again its tenacity.
Ortelli and Vanthoor’s title followed the Belgian Audi Club Team WRT’s clinching of the team crown in the qualifying race earlier today at the Baku World Challenge.
The Team WRT Audi R8 LMS ultra headed the fellow Audi R8 LMS ultra of Stephane Ortelli (MCO) to take the chequered flag by 1.226 seconds after an eventful race around the streets of the Azerbaijani capital.
The Belgian squad has also made a step forward in the Teams’ standings, where it now enjoys a 28-point lead.
The Alsacian team confirmed the breadth of its qualities.
Slovakia Ring hosted two great FIA GT Series races today. The Qualifying Race was held earlier this morning followed by the main Championship Race later in the afternoon. Audi performed very well in both events.
Sébastien Loeb: "The Slovakia Ring is a difficult track, with few points of reference, but it’s varied and interesting."
One win and three other podiums in Slovakia put the Belgian Audi Club Team WRT on top in the Pro Cup category.
With only two rounds left, Laurens Vanthoor and Stéphane Ortelli are in a good position to become the first winners of the new FIA GT Series.