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The #audisportttcup celebrated a successful home round at the Norisring. The German #dennismarschall and #joonaslappalainen from Finland triumphed in the classification rounds. Audi factory driver #lucasdigrassi was the first to cross the finish line in race two on Sunday and secured first place among the guest drivers in both rounds.
On the challenging city street circuit in the Franconian metropolis, the young talents delivered top-class motorsport as part of the DTM’s supporting program. In race two on Sunday, four drivers battled for victory up to the finish line. In the end, #lucasdigrassi won with his wealth of experience. As the Brazilian was classified in the guest entrants’ group, #joonaslappalainen, in second place, celebrated victory in the race – not a new experience for the Finn. In his triumphs in the 2015 #audisportttcup at the Hockenheimring, the 18-year-old saw the checkered flag behind guest entrants René Rast and #marcobonanomi in both rounds and, as a result, secured the respective victories as well.
In round one on Saturday, #dennismarschall had kept the upper hand. The young German who had started from pole position kept a cool head at all times in temperatures of about 30 degrees centigrade and clinched success in commanding style. “That was a fantastic weekend,” says Project Leader Philipp Mondelaers. “We not only saw superb motorsport in the #audisportttcup once more but, in #lucasdigrassi and Bundesliga coach #michaelhenke, had two outstanding celebrities in our field as well.”
Chris Reinke, Head of Audi Sport customer #racing, assessed the #event positively too: “Following Audi Sport’s two fantastic successes in the #dtm, the performances delivered by the young drivers in the #audisportttcup marked a tremendous conclusion of a very successful weekend.” After three of seven race weekends, #dennismarschall has taken the lead of the overall #audisportttcup standings. The driver who finished last season in third place, with a score of 124 points, has a five-point advantage over Lappalainen. The previous front runner, Sheldon van der Linde, following his retirement in round two at the Norisring, dropped to third place with 106 points. In round four, the #audisportttcup will be celebrating a premiere. From July 15 to 17, a race weekend in the Audi one-make cup will be held at Circuit Park Zandvoort in the Netherlands for the first time.
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