May 16th, 2012
In parallel to its FIA GT1 World Championship and Blancpain Endurance Series programs, the Belgian Audi Club Team WRT is involved this year in three prestigious 24 Hours races: Spa (which is part of the Blancpain calendar), Zolder and the Nürburgring.
Having already won the first two races last year, it is now time for the Belgian squad to face what is probably the toughest GT race in the world, the 24 Hours of the Nürburgring, held on the mythical and historic 23-km “Nordschleife”.
The old track in the Eifel hills, with its 173 corners, is known as the “Green Hell” and this is also the nickname given to this unique race, which sees over 200 cars competing together, attracts huge crowds and has become one of the main goals in motor racing for German manufacturers. The Belgian Audi Club Team WRT will contribute to Audi Sport’s efforts by entering one of its R8 LMS ultras, entrusted to a top driver line-up composed of Oliver Jarvis, Edward Sandström, Allan Simonsen and Andrea Piccini.
Many things are needed to take up a challenge such as the 24 Hours of Nürburgring and the first one is certainly…humility.