“The team, our drivers and our engineers were faced with tough decisions in Zandvoort,” said Chris Reinke, Head of Audi Sport customer racing. “They kept a steady hand and overcame every challenge thrown at them. The reward was a victory and 85 valuable points in the drivers’ classifications.”
After suffering several setbacks in Zandvoort, Frédéric Vervisch, the third Audi Sport driver, finished the weekend in a positive frame of mind with Audi Sport Team Comtoyou. After retiring from the first race, several competitors attacked him hard in race two. Even so, with a damaged car he still scored two points for ninth place. In the final race, he improved from fourth on the grid to take third place and thus secured his third podium result within a week after having won two trophies at the Nürburgring.
Aurélien Panis had his best race so far. The Frenchman from Comtoyou Racing scored his first two points of the year after finishing tenth in the first race. His team mate and countryman Nathanaël Berthon achieved his third consecutive finish in the points with ninth place in the same race.
The private team Bas Koeten Racing raced into the hearts of the huge crowd with two local drivers. Prince Bernhard van Oranje and his compatriot from the Netherlands Michael Verhagen drove two orange colored Audi RS 3 LMS as guest starters. Both took the checkered flag in all three races ahead of several regular championship participants.
After a break of around one month, the WTCR – FIA World Touring Car Cup resumes for the fifth of its ten events on the Vila Real street circuit in Portugal on June 23–24.
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