Audi TT Cup: Sheldon van der Linde returns to the top podium spot
Sheldon van der Linde takes his fourth season’s victory in the second race of the Audi Sport TT Cup today at Circuit Zandvoort. The 17-year-old South African driver led from lights to chequered flag and dominantly won ahead of Nicklas Nielsen, who was the winner of yesterday’s Race 1. The Austrian driver Max Hofer started third and finished third, for the first time on the podium in his TT Cup campaign.
After four wins in eight races Sheldon van der Linde returns to the second place in the overall standings. Dennis Marschall, who finished fourth in Zandvoort’s Race 2, remains in the lead with 158 points, seven more than Van der Linde. Joonas Lappalainen, who finished fifth today, is third in the TT Cup’s overall standings, four points behind Van de Linde and 13 points ahead of Nielsen.
The start of the second race at the famous Dutch circuit was delayed after Yves Meyer spun during the formation lap and hit the fence, damaging the car. When the race started, Van der Linde had no problems with the rivals and he crossed the finish line with big advantage over Nicklas Nielsen. Behind their back Max Hofer managed to reach his first podium. Dennis Marschall overtook Lappalainen for the fourth place in the last lap.
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