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24H Spa: Dries Vanthoor - 'Room for improvement'

24H Spa: Dries Vanthoor – ‘Room for improvement’

24H Spa: Dries Vanthoor – ‘Room for improvement’ –

#32 WRT Audi R8 LMS GT3 - Vanthoor-Weerts-van der Linde
#32 WRT Audi R8 LMS GT3 – Vanthoor-Weerts-van der Linde

The work to be done for the Audi Sport Team WRT. After a ten-place penalty, the car of Frederic Vervich, Valentino Rossi and Nico Muller will start tomorrow in 35th place at the 24 Hours Spa. To make matters worse, the Super Pole session of another R8 LMS GT3, driven by Dries Vanthoor, didn’t go smoothly. “We have to get our heads together because I have no idea why there isn’t more in it.”

Tomorrow Dries Vanthoor will start, along with Charles Weerts, as the best Belgian in the 74th edition of the 24 Hours of Spa. Together with Kelvin van der Linde, the threesome is one of the best candidates, but in the Super Pole session things didn’t go so well. The result was 15th place on the grid.

“There were no obvious problems, so at the moment there is speculation as to why this lower lap time”In the ring, said 24-year-old Limberger. Vanthoor briefly hints that the performance balance has to do with the 18th teams with pole sitter Andrea Caldarelli. “I wasn’t suddenly slowing by eight tenths. In the first sector alone we lost about half a second. Anyway, I did my best, there was no more. And what Ferrari does, in an empty circuit a lot. Slower than in the peloton, no I absolutely understand.”

However, the Audi driver quickly puts his hand on his lap. “We certainly haven’t performed perfect yet. So there is still work to be done and we have to explore how we can perform better in the race tomorrow. It is often said that speed on one lap does not accurately reflect the value ratios in the race. Let’s hope for that.” .

Photo: Geert Franke

This article was published by Gregory Digildy in GT World Challenge Europe Stamina Friday, July 29, 2022 It can also be found in our motorsport calendar at the Totalenergies 24 Hours of Spa meeting.
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