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.
The winning team also took the FIA GT Series Pro-Am class honours with drivers Andreas Simonsen and Sergei Afanasiev
A contact with Ricardo Zonta (BMW Z4) put an early end to Filip Salaquada race.
The young Belgian ace took a victory and a second place in the third weekend of the 2013 FIA GT Series and is now strongly leading in the FIA GT Series championship standings.
Belgian squad took heavy points thanks to good pace and perfect races by its drivers and pit crews
Seyffarth Racing finished 8th in the qualifying race before finishing 4th in the main race.
Second place at Zandvoort for Ordonez and Buncombe makes it three podiums in a row
Sébastien Loeb Racing once again showed itself as one of the teams to beat in the third round of the FIA GT Series.