The WRT Team Audi Sport will start its second DTM season in 2020. In the 2019 debut year, the first customer team in the modern era of the popular touring car racing series impressed with regular results in the points.
“The WRT Team Audi Sport has completed a good and strong first DTM season and made constant progress,” says company founder and team boss Vincent Vosse. “It wasn’t easy, but our entire team can be proud of what we achieved. Our drivers Jonathan Aberdein and Pietro Fittipaldi have done a great job and I’m delighted that both of them were able to demonstrate their talent at our team.”
In 2019, WRT Team Audi Sport with the South African Aberdein and the Brazilian Fittipaldi scored a total of 79 points and seventh overall in the team classification. In last season’s 18 races the Audi customer team from Belgium finished eleven times in the points.
In the 2020 season, WRT Team Audi Sport competes with the two DTM rookies Fabio Scherer and Harrison Newey as well as Ferdinand Habsburg, who made his DTM debut season in 2019. “I’m delighted to welcome our three drivers here with us,” says Vosse. The WRT boss outlines his season goals as follows: “Although we’ve got one year of DTM experience now, this doesn’t mean that we’ll be competing for victories from the first race in 2020. Like in 2019, we’re facing a learning curve. And it’s up to us and our drivers to make it as steep as possible.”
Founded in 2009 and now based in Baudour, Belgium, the W Racing Team (WRT) is one of the most successful players in GT racing today. WRT has been using Audi racing cars in its various series since 2010. Through numerous victories and championship titles with the GT3 racing car Audi R8 LMS, the team has made an international name for itself. WRT achieved its greatest successes in the Blancpain GT championships, in the 24-hour classics at the Nürburgring, Spa, Zolder and Dubai as well as in the 12-hour races at Sepang and Bathurst and the 10 Hours of Suzuka.
In 2020, WRT will again be fielding its Audi R8 LMS cars worldwide – at the 24-hour race at Daytona, the Intercontinental GT Challenge, the GT World Challenge Europe (Sprint and Endurance) and the ADAC GT Masters in Germany.
Most important successes of WRT
1st place driver standings Blancpain GT Series: 2014, 2015 (all Audi)
1st place team classification Blancpain GT Series: 2014, 2015 (all Audi)
1st place drivers’ Championship Blancpain Endurance Series: 2012 (Audi)
1st place team classification Blancpain Endurance Series: 2012, 2015 (all Audi)
1st place driver standings Blancpain GT Sprint Series: 2016, 2017 (all Audi)
1st place team classification Blancpain GT Sprint Series: 2014, 2015, 2016, 2017, 2018 (all Audi)
1st place FIA GT Series driver standings: 2013 (Audi)
1st place team classification FIA GT Series: 2013 (Audi)
1st place TCR International Series: 2016, 2017
1st place FIA GT World Cup: 2016 (Audi)
1st place team classification Trophée Andros: 2015/2016, 2016/2017 (all Audi)
1st place Belcar Series: 2010 (Audi)
1st place 24 Hours Nürburgring: 2015 (Audi)
1st place 24 Hours Spa: 2011 (Audi), 2014 (Audi)
1st place 24 Hours Zolder: 2011 (Audi), 2012 (Audi)
1st place 24 Hours Dubai: 2016 (Audi)
1st place 12 Hours Sepang: 2015 (Audi)
1st place 12 Hours Bathurst: 2018 (Audi)
1st place 10 Hours Suzuka: 2019 (Audi)