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WRT Announces Two-Car Lineup for Bathurst 12H

Team WRT confirms two-car Liqui-Moly Bathurst 12H entry…

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Team WRT will enter two Audi R8 LMS GT3s in February’s Liqui-Moly Bathurst 12 Hours including one car for the reigning FIA World Endurance Championship GTE-Am champions.

The Belgian outfit, which will make its Bathurst debut 2018, will run the two cars under the Audi Sport Team WRT banner.

WRT regulars Robin Frijns, Stuart Leonard and Dries Vanthoor will pilot the first car in the overall Pro category.

The second car, running in the Pro-Am class, will be driven by WEC GTE-Am champions Paul Dalla Lana, Pedro Lamy and Mathias Lauda, who won four WEC races this year in an Aston Martin Vantage GTE.

In addition, the Vincent Vosse-led team has also confirmed its 24H Dubai plans, with just one Audi driven by Mohamed Bin Saud, Vanthoor, Christopher Mies and Michael Vergers.

“We will be back on track very shortly after the Christmas break and I am delighted that 2018 will start with the presence in two of the most prestigious GT endurance races in the world,” said Vosse.

“We now know well the Dubai 24 Hours, a very well-attended and colourful event, and we aim at repeating the very good results of our two previous participations.

“The Bathurst 12 Hours will be new to us, and a very long journey from our home base, but we are really excited to discover this prestigious race and a track which fascinates both drivers and fans, and can only be compared to the old Spa-Francorchamps and the Nürburgring’s Nordschleife.

“I am particularly happy to welcome in the team the trio of Dalla Lana, Lamy and Lauda, which has achieved so many successes in recent years, and it will be nice to have with us Pedro, with whom I won the ELMS GT title back in 2006.”

Jake Kilshaw is a UK-based journalist who is Sportscar365's European Editor and also Managing Editor for e-racing365. He is a student of Politics and International Relations. Contact Jake



  1. morningview66

    December 19, 2017 at 4:20 pm

    Interesting, the cars certainly aren’t bad, but not the crack Audi lineups we have seen here and elswhere in the past.

    Do we know who is in any of the other Audi’s yet?

    • alric8

      December 19, 2017 at 4:57 pm

      WRT have somewhat lost their support from Audi so they need some support from funded drivers. Mind you we may still see the likes of Rast and Winkelhock in the other cars.

    • jrw

      December 19, 2017 at 8:07 pm

      Mies, Haase and Winkelhock announced in one of the Jamec Pem Audis for Bathurst.

      • morningview66

        December 20, 2017 at 4:57 am

        Ah that sounds more like an top Audi lineup I would expect.

        Also alric8, I haven’t heard anything official about less support for WRT, but it would make sense, with more Audi factory support going to teams like Land, Sainteloc etc.

        I remember a time when Audi support was stacked towards WRT, with only a small amount for other teams like Pheonix.

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