South Africans Kelvin van der Linde and Jordan Lee Pepper proved they are successful on the racetracks of this world when they won the title in the Volkswagen Scirocco R-Cup in 2013 and 2014. The Volkswagen alumni have now both impressed with top-ten results for Audi at the opening round of the ADAC GT Masters in Oschersleben (D).
Pepper, racing alongside Nicki Thiim (DK) finished eighth in race one, while van der Linde and his driving partner Stefan Wackerbauer (D) came home sixth in race two. Both van der Linde and Pepper lined up in an Audi R8 LMS ultra for the C. Abt Racing team. The next race weekend in the ADAC GT Masters will take place at the Red Bull Ring (A) from 5 to 7 May.
Volkswagen Golf Cup Poland
Winners in Oschersleben: Fluch and Kruger
Marcus Fluch (S) and Jeffrey Kruger (ZA) traded victories at the opening round of the Volkswagen Golf Cup Poland in Oschersleben. Kruger claimed both pole positions, but the South African could do nothing to prevent Marcus Fluch and Michal Gadomski passing him at the start of race one.
The race then developed into a thrilling battle for the podium positions before the three drivers crossed the finish line in the same order – Fluch-Gadomski-Kruger. Kruger took revenge for his defeat in race two, winning ahead of Sweden’s Fluch and German Manuel Fahnauer, who finished sixth overall in last season’s Volkswagen Scirocco R-Cup. The next race weekend in the Volkswagen Golf Cup Poland will be held at the Slovakiaring (SK) from 19 to 21 June.