Karl Wendlinger opts for Blancpain Endurance Series
Wendlinger at Zolder Thursday
Former F1 driver Karl Wendlinger will be competing in the Blancpain Endurance Series this year for the Belgian KRK Team which is being owned by Musicians Kris and Koen Wauters and Raf Vanthoor. The Wauters brothers(Clouseau, as their band has been named) have been racing for 16 years in Belgium. Due to the collapse of Belgian Motorsports they opted for Blancpain.
Welti (L) and Wendlinger
They will be entering two SLS AMG Mercedes GT3's for the combination Wendlinger/Wauters/Kumpen and Vanthoor/Ritskes/Retera. They were testing today. Vanthoor slightly damaged his SLS AMG GT3 Mercedes after a spin. Wendlinger has also brought with him Otmar Welti, a respected and well known race-engineer who worked with in top line drivers in different categories.
The Blancpain Endurance Series is essentially the former FIA-GT Series - a sports car racing series developed by the SRO Group and the Royal Automobile Club of Belgium (RACB) with approval from the Federation Internationale de l'Automobile (FIA). It features grand tourer racing cars modified from production road cars and complying with the FIA's GT3, GT4, and Supersport regulations.
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