2015 Blancpain Sprint Series Zolder - qualifying
The day two of 2015 Blancpain Sprint Series on Zolder track in Belgium. Today the drivers had four qualifying sessions, three short ones in the morning (10 – 15 minutes each) and qualifying race in the early afternoon which lasted for an hour. The early temperature was much cooler than the yesterday which helped the drivers a lot.
Interestingly, the pole position for qualifying race was won by Belgian driver, perspective and versatile Laurens Vanthoor in Audi with Maxi Buhk in Bentley Continental GT3 and Norbert Siedler in the Rinaldi Racing Ferrari 458 Italia GT3. The advantage of home turf was helpful for Vanthoor and his Audi.
The hour long qualifying race started with four car accident when 3 Audis crashed with each other hitting the wall and making a problem for other cars. Two of those cars belonged to Belgian Audi Team which was ironic for them to crash on their home track. However, the Belgian Audi Team had reasons for celebration later since the Vanthoor was victorious and won the race. The Belgian ace was never really threatened and led the race from the beginning. He managed to use the crash on first lap to get away from the rest of the pack. The Ferrari 458 Italia GT3 was second (Marco Seefried, Norbert Siedler) and Bentley Continental GT3 was third with Vincent Abril and Maximilian Buhk behind the wheel. For full results click HERE and here are the highlights of today’s race.