No other driver in the field is so consistent: the Frenchman Jean-Karl Vernay from the Audi Sport Leopard Lukoil Team has collected points in 14 of the previous 15 races. The Vila Real street circuit was particularly challenging. At the wheel of his Audi RS 3 LMS, Vernay finished fifth in the first race in Portugal, fourth in race two and tenth place in the final race. The team’s performance before the first race was fantastic. After sliding off in qualifying, the Audi RS 3 LMS was repaired quite literally in the last minute allowing Vernay to start the race from the pit lane. As a result he escaped a heavy accident at the start and scored valuable points in fifth place.