On the occasion of the company’s tenth anniversary, Vincent Vosse ventures into the DTM with his W Racing Team (WRT). WRT Team Audi Sport is the first customer team in the new era of the popular touring car racing series.
“Moving up into the DTM was a dream of ours,” says Vosse. “As part of the Audi family we’ve been watching the DTM with keen interest. This platform has always been outstanding. The time to enter the series has never been better than now: in 2019, the new two-liter turbo engines are fielded for the first time so that all teams are starting with them from scratch. And we’re getting the same ‘material’ as the factory teams. That makes the DTM so attractive to us and, no doubt, will to other teams, too, in the future.”
W Racing Team based in Baudour, Belgium, was established in 2009 and has been successful from day one. The squad has won international recognition primarily due to numerous victories and championship titles clinched with the Audi R8 LMS GT 3 race car. They include triumphs in the 24-hour races at the Nürburgring, at Spa, Zolder and Dubai, the 12-hour races at Sepang and Bathurst, and several other championship titles in the Blancpain-GT-Series scored with the current Audi DTM drivers Robin Frijns, Nico Müller and René Rast, among others.
Additionally, since 2016, WRT has been racing successfully in the TCR touring car category, currently with the Audi RS 3 LMS.