Photo of the weekend

Photo coming from Zandvoort, Netherlands, when youngsters got titles as curtains came down to the Blancpain Sprint Series season. Believe it or not, Audi has a point in both of the two titles conquered this weekend.

Frenchman Vincent Abril lift the Blancpain Sprint Series Drivers title alongside German driver Maximilian Buhk, as their Bentley Continental GT3 of Bentley Team HTP won with style both the Qualifying Race and the Main Race, the first with good gap to the No. 2 Audi R8 LMS ultra of the Belgian Audi Club Team WRT, while the other was on practically at the line.
Curiously, Abril came from the same WRT squad, as he drove for them in 2014, winning the Silver Cup trophy paired with Matheusz Lisowski.

On the other hand, WRT won the Blancpain Sprint Series Teams title, as well the Blancpain GT Series Drivers and Teams titles, all of them with Dutch ace Robin Frijns. Due to injury his season partner Laurens Vanthoor was out this weekend, so Christopher Mies helped him in his quest. A first corner spin in the Qualifying Race made their No. 1 Audi R8 LMS ultra lose ground and finish last. In the Main Race, Mies did a recovery race from last in his stint, and when Frijns got the wheel of the car, a double WRT assault to HTP Bentley saw the No. 1 car lose to the No. 84 one by only 0.375 seconds.

It’s the first title for Frijns since the 2012 Formula Renault 3.5 win, as between these two landmarks, he tried to follow the dream to Formula 1, but two years as a test driver without any progress meant a change in mind for the Dutch driver, and with the pace shown in his debut season, he is expected to stick with WRT for the years to come.

PHOTO: W Racing Team