For a man who is spends four days a week as a real estate agent and another day learning how to be a real estate agent, Steijn Schothorst makes for a pretty good GT driver.
It was the second race of the first round of the Blancpain GT Sprint Series that he showed his potential. In the Attempto Audi, he and Kelvin van der Linde defied the odds to take the win.
It is incredible that the team got to this stage. They only took possession of their Audi R8 LMS six weeks ago and they beat the dominant WRT team on home ground.
Schothorst took over from van der Linde who had raced the Audi up to second place. From there, Schothorst was able to take advance of GRT Grasser Lamborghini’s pitstop mistakes and the over-exuberance of Vanthoor in the WRT Audi.
Importantly, the team was well drilled about the new rules for 2018 and were able to take advantage of others, like GRT who lost a lot of time in the pits with seatbelt troubles.
Beating WRT was a bones – as Schothorst said WRT is always strong at Zolder but they will be trying to come back stronger.
But in the meantime Attempto will look to strengthen the Audi package – next time out in Monza, it is not Audi’s favourite track but the motivation is high.
And anyway, Schothorst will have plenty to occupy his time.
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By Sam Tickell, April 2018
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