The latest GT World Challenge Europe weekend saw more celebration for Team WRT as Charles Weerts and Dries Vanthoor clinched another early title. The Audi R8 LMS proved to be the car to beat in Italy and China, while the latest evolution version of the GT3 sports car made its debut in Spain. Audi Sport customers also enjoyed success with the Audi R8 LMS GT4 clinching titles in the GT4 European Series.
Another title for the Audi Sport driver duo: Belgians Charles Weerts and Dries Vanthoor finished the GT World Challenge Europe Endurance Cup race at the Nürburgring as the overall series champions. The success comes one week after the two young Audi Sport drivers clinched the Sprint Cup drivers’ title and the teams’ title together with Team WRT. At the Nürburgring, Weerts and Vanthoor shared an Audi R8 LMS with Robin Frijns and started the race from twelfth on the grid and moved forward to finished sixth after three hours of racing, enough to secure the early title in the overall drivers’ standings. Two races remain in the GT World Challenge Europe season, one Sprint Cup round at Valencia and one Endurance Cup round at Barcelona. Three titles are still up for grabs: Team WRT currently leads the overall teams’ standings, while Weerts and Vanthoor, as well as Team WRT, lie second in the drivers’ and teams’ classification, respectively, of the Endurance Cup.