The Total 24 Hours of Spa very frustrating for Team WRT

The Total 24 Hours of Spa very frustrating for Team WRT

27.10.2020: In order to win on such a difficult event as the Total 24 Hours of Spa, you need optimal preparation, perfect management and... a bit of success! For the WRT Team, which lined up four R8 LMS GT3s, the race proved to be cruel with two withdrawals due to ra


In order to win on such a difficult event as the Total 24 Hours of Spa, you need optimal preparation, perfect management and... a bit of success! For the WRT Team, which lined up four R8 LMS GT3s, the race proved to be cruel with two withdrawals due to race incidents, one withdrawal due to a technical problem and only one car ranked 14th, the #30 - entered under the name Audi Sport Team WRT - of Dennis Marschall, Ferdinand Habsburg and Matthieu Vaxiviere.
 


"Sometimes, you have to know how to take things philosophically... and a glass of wine", smiled Vincent Vosse. "Nothing went in the right direction this weekend. It all started with the changes we had to make in our team and among our crews. Then, the race was not easy for us as we lost three cars.

 

On the #32, Charles Weerts was hit by Catsburg who came to apologize by pleading guilty. While fighting for victory, #31 stopped because of a technical problem and #33 had a spectacular accident on Sunday morning, luckily without any harm for Benjamin Goethe.



The #30 did indeed reach the finish, but it didn't have the right rhythm for a reason that we have to analyze. Nevertheless, everybody in the team has given the maximum and I want to thank everyone for that. The season isn't over yet. We remain motivated and we can say: see you next year for the Total 24 Hours of Spa 2021! »


At the wheel of the Audi R8 LMS #32 of the Belgian Audi Club Team WRT at the moment of his incident shortly after dusk, Charles Weerts was among the first major withdrawals. "It was one of those bad weekends, when nothing seems to go right", explains the team-mate of Frank Stippler and Edoardo Mortara. "For me, the highlight was the qualification and my first participation in the Super Pole. Congratulations to the trio of the Audi #66 for their podium and I can't wait to get my revenge next year. »
 


Constantly among the leading cars, the #32 of Dries Vanthoor, Christopher Mies and Kelvin van der Linde stopped at the top of the Raidillon on Saturday shortly before midnight. "Of course, I have mixed feelings", admitted the Belgian.



"On the one hand I am happy for my brother Laurens, who won, and on the other hand I am so disappointed. We were very strong and I think we had a really good chance to fight for the victory, or at least the podium, especially with the rain at the end. But it is always easy to talk afterwards. »
 


The GT World Challenge Europe season will end in mid-November with a 6-hour race on the Circuit Paul Ricard, from 13 to 15 November. After winning the Team and Drivers titles in the Sprint Cup, the Belgian Audi Club Team WRT will want to end this 2020 season in style.
 


More information about the GT World Challenge Europe, the live timing and the live broadcast of the races :
 www.gt-world-challenge-europe.com



Vincent Vosse, Daria Marina  translated by deepl

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