Team WRT's Audi defeated two Mercedes for a victory at Monza

  • 3 Hours of Monza, Team WRT Audi R8 LMS
  • Blancpain Endurance Cup, #1 Team WRT Audi

The #1 Audi R8 LMS clinched the first win of the season in the Blancpain GT Series Endurance Cup today at Autodromo Nazionale Monza. The victory at 3 Hours of Monza went to Belgian Audi Club Team WRT’s Dries Vanthoor, Christopher Mies and Alex Riberas.

They shared a podium with two Mercedes crews, defeating Strakka Racing’s Maxi Buhk, Alvaro Parente and Maxi Gotz in the #43 car and Black Falcon’s Yelmer Buurman, Luca Stolz and Maro Engel in the #4 car.

Blancpain GT Series Endurance Cup, Monza, #1 Team WRT Audi R8 LMS

The #1 Audi clinched the victory number 1 in 2018

Last year’s Endurance Cup champions Mirko Bortolotti, Christian Engelhart and Andrea Caldarelli finished fourth in the #63 Grasser Racing Team’s Lamborghini Huracan GT3.

The biggest surprise of the race is the fifth place overall and the first place in Silver Cup for Emil Frey Racing’s #54 Jaguar, driven by Mikael Grenier, Adrian Zaugg and Alex Fontana.

The best Pro-Am entry was the #333 Rinaldi Racing’s Ferrari 488 GT3. The drivers were Rinat Salikhov, Alexander Mattschull and Dominik Schwager. Among Amateur entries, a victory went to Akka ASP’s #89 Mercedes-AMG GT3, driven by Fabien Barthez, Eric Debard and Philippe Giauque.

2018 BES Monza podium

Podium at Monza

Check the full results of the 3 Hours of Monza

The next race of the Endurance Cup is the 3 Hours of Silverstone on May 20.

Photos: W Racing Team, Dirk Bogaerts,

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