Difficult weekend for Audi Sport in China

Subsequently, the third race turned out to be the best one for Audi Sport this weekend. Frédéric Vervisch had entered the final competition in fourteenth place. The Belgian from Comtoyou Team Audi Sport made up one position after another, avoided contacts with his opponents in an accident-prone race and in doing so improved to seventh place. Gordon Shedden from Leopard Racing Team Audi Sport clearly moved forward twice as well: from the 25th spot, he fought back to 14th position after fierce attacks by his rivals in the second race and to 15th in the third round. The victims of accidents not of their own doing in the last race included two Audi Sport drivers, Jean-Karl Vernay and Niels Langeveld. Even so, each of the four drivers of an Audi RS 3 LMS scored points in China.

“That all four drivers showed a strong fight in China and kept making up ground in the races is a positive,” said Chris Reinke, Head of Audi Sport customer racing. “Our weakness this time was clearly in the qualifying sessions. This deprived our drivers of many chances. We need to move on from the weekend in China and clearly improve in qualifying at the next round.”

Following the race in China, Japan is coming up next on the FIA WTCR calendar. From October 25 to 27, the touring car racing series will hold its eighth event on the challenging circuit at Suzuka. 

Additional information

Basic information Audi Sport customer racing 2019 including driver biographies
2019 FIA WTCR Media Booklet 
2019 FIA WTCR photos 
2019 FIA WTCR results

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