The Dane Nicklas Nielsen has won the first race in the Audi Sport TT Cup at Zandvoort. On the 4.307-kilometer circuit on the Dutch North Sea Coast, the 19-year-old clinched his first ever victory in the Audi one-make cup from pole position. Following his triumph, his fellow countryman Tom Kristensen, who had kept his fingers crossed for Nielsen from a trackside vantage point, was among those extending their congratulations. Sheldon van der Linde and Dennis Marschall took positions two and three. Marschall, on clinching his sixth podium place in round seven of the season, defended his lead of the overall standings. Among the guest entrants, the Dutch Prince Bernhard van Oranje, trailing Formula One commentator Allard Kalff, took second place ahead of ski stars Adrien Théaux and Peter Fill. Race two at Zandvoort on Sunday will start at 10:20.
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