Thrilling vibes in Japan, wetted hopes in South Africa for Team WRT
It has been an intense weekend for Team WRT on two far-away sceneries: while the International GT Challenge finale in South Africa left some frustration to the Belgian squad, great positive results came in Japan in the Super GT x DTM unique event at Fuji.
For its return to the international calendar, 37 years after the last edition, the Kyalami 9 Hours were a highly successful event, but Audi Sport Team WRT lived a somehow frustrating weekend in South Africa, with the Audi R8 LMS cut off from the top fight by various factors. Dries Vanthoor-Frédéric Vervisch-Kelvin van der Linde eventually finished 11th in a race whose last third was marred by torrential rain.
In Japan, the Dream Race at Fuji bringing together Super GT and DTM kept all its promises, with two great and closely-fought races. On his return to sprint racing, Benoît Tréluyer, driving the Audi RS 5 DTM of WRT Hitotsuyama Team Audi Sport, made a fantastic job, taking sixth (and first among DTM cars) in Race 1 and 10th in Race 2 that he led for a while.