Audi On Pole Again After Zolder Thriller: WATCH LIVE
Audi’s return to form continued in the Blancpain Endurance Series with a thrilling win to the WRT Audi R8 of pole sitters Robin Frijns and Stuart Leonard in the qualifying race at Zolder.
In the closest race so far of a season full of close racing the Audi pair led home the #90 AKKA ASP Mercedes-AMG of Marciello and Meadows by only 0.8 of a second, with the #2 Belgian Audi Club Team WRT R8 of Will Stevens and Markus Winkelhock completing the podium.
The top five were separated by under three seconds.
“This is definitely one of the nicest wins of my career.” Leonard said. “I was constantly aware that there were cars behind me, but I knew that if I did not make any mistakes and got the exits of the corners right, it would be difficult for the guys behind me to pass me.”
Silver Cup honours went to the #42 Strakka Motorsport McLaren of Lewis Williamson and David Fumanelli, with Piti Bhirombhakdi and Carlo Van Dam taking their first win in Pro-Am Cup at the wheel of the #39 Kessel Racing TP12 Ferrari.
Sunday’s main race starts 15:30 local time (11:30PM AEST) with live streaming available right here on the In Pit Lane website.