04/07/2019 Reading Time: 1 min

FIA WTCR: GOOD START TO THE SEASON

Audi Sport customer racing started to the 2019 WTRC – FIA World Touring Car Cup season in Morocco with two podium finishes of the Audi RS 3 LMS.

Audi RS 3 LMS on the racetrack

FIRST POLE POSITION

Audi Sport secured a best time in qualifying right in the season opener of the touring car racing series that encompasses ten events. The Belgian Frédéric Vervisch from Comtoyou Team Audi Sport set the fastest time in the second qualifying session and, as a result, started to the final of three races from the top spot on the grid. He lost two positions at the start, but moved up to second when the race leader retired. This was Audi’s second trophy on this day. 

Audi RS 3 LMS on the racetrack

PODIUMS FOR BOTH TEAMS

Leopard Racing Team Audi Sport had secured a trophy on the race Sunday as well.  Jean-Karl Vernay had started to the race from third on the grid and finished runner-up after the race leader retired. His teammate, Gordon Shedden, posted a seventh place as his best result in Morocco. New signing Niels Langeveld from the Netherlands with Comtoyou Team Audi Sport on making his FIA WTCR debut improved to position 18 after having started from 25th in both races. The second event of the series is coming up on the Hungaroring near Budapest in three weeks’ time.

Frédéric Vervisch on the podium

WTCR MARRAKESH, RESULTS DOCUMENTS TO DOWNLOAD

Race 1

1 page, EN

PDF

611.2 KB

Race 2

1 page, EN

PDF

583.3 KB

Race 3

1 page, EN

PDF

581.2 KB

Standings

2 pages, EN

PDF

850.3 KB

MARRAKESH

Jean-Karl Vernay on the podium
Audi RS 3 LMS on the racetrack
Audi RS 3 LMS in the pitlane

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