news 10 May 2017

Brands-Hatch is not a relief

Enzo Ide-Christopher Mies had a difficult weekend in Brands-Hatch for the second round of the Blancpain Sprint Series. After securing an excellent first-row position on the grid, a contact in the Qualifying Race ruined their chances.

The Qualifying Race was relatively uneventful, on a track were overtaking is very difficult. Unfortunately, the best-placed of the Belgian Audis, #1, saw its race ruined by a contact at the start between Mies and the other R8 of Haase, which resulted in a puncture and a lot of ground lost. The car later retired because of electrical problems.

Ide-Mies were on a strong course during the main race, but the Belgian was hit from the back in his return lap losing some ground. The car eventually took P15 after a very strong second stint by Mies.

The Blancpain GT Series will continue its British campaign with the Silverstone 3 Hours next week, valid for the Endurance Cup. The Sprint Cup will be back on 3-4 June with the team’s home round at Zolder. .