Baku World Challenge provides exciting finale to the 2014 Blancpain Sprint Series
With four Qualifying Race wins, but none in a Main Race, Laurens Vanthoor and Cesar Ramos had a point to prove at the Baku World Challenge, according to www.blancpain-gt-series.com.
Ramos managed to get off the line swiftly, beating Jonny Adam in the sprint to the first chicane and holding on to the lead during the whole first part of the season finale. With the pitstop for the Aston Martin not exactly going according to plan, Laurens Vanthoor had a seven second lead after the pitstop and looked set for a relatively easy second part of the race. However, that was not how Andy Soucek had read the script, and the Spanish Aston driver managed to get the gap under three seconds. Vanthoor stepped up his pace and the #1 Belgian Audi Club Team WRT Audi took its first Main Race win of the season, with the added bonus of a cheque of 100.000 euros reserved for the winners of the Baku World Challenge.