Following a comfortable victory for Team WRT in race one of the Fanatec GT World Challenge Europe powered by AWS Sprint Cup with car #46, in race two it was the turn for the #32 car across the garage to have an untroubled light to flag win. Drivers Dries Vanthoor and Charles Weerts took a comfortable victory having taken P2 in race one whilst a battle raged behind the leading car between Maro Engel and Maxime Martin.


Race two got underway with darkness falling over the track. With lights ablaze there were problems even before the start as the #44 Porsche of Stephane Denoual span into the pit wall exiting the final corner. Another spinning car in turn one brought out the safety car but the track was cleared quickly and racing resumed.

At the front it was Charles Weerts in the #32 Team WRT BMW M4 GT3 who started from pole and held the lead through the first corners and on into the night. Behind him was Lucas Auer in the #48  Winward Racing Team MANN_FILTER Mercedes AMG and Giacomo Altoe in the #69 Emil Frey Ferrari following in P3.

By the pit stops Weerts had a 3 second lead over Auer and having handed over to team mate, Dries Vanthour.

Auer pitted several laps later handing over to Maro Engel whilst Rossi handed over to Maxime Martin. The #69 Emil Frey Ferrari missed out in the pit stops and dropped a place leaving Martin to attack Maro Engel for second place. Vermulen had taken over from Altoe in the #69 Ferrari and started to make progress on Martin and Engel as the pair fought for position in front of the Ferrari but by the end was unable to join the battle ahead of him.

The big winner was Dries Vanthoor who was able to stretch his lead at the front and build a comfortable cushion to the chasing pack. Or so it seemed as despite Engel working hard to defend his second place he was also slowly reeling in Vanthoor bringing the gap down to 2 seconds with 15 minutes remaining. Both Engel and Martin behind him were putting in personal best sectors.

Vanthoor though was well in control never allowing the gap to drop too much and upping his pace whenever required and even posting the fastest lap late on in the race, a 1 minutes 32.470 on lap 34 of the 38 lap race.

Lucas Legeret took the win in the gold class driving the #111 CSA Racing Audi with team mate Simon Gachet and finishing in P11 overall ahead of Max Hofer and Lucas Engstler in the #6 LIQUI MOLY Team Engstler Audi who finished in P13 overall.

The Silver Cup victory went the way of the ##30 Team WRT BMW of Calan Williams  and Sam De Haan who finished in P10 overall and enjoyed their second class win of the day.

The Bronze Cup class was won by the #93 Sky Tempesta Racing Ferrari of Eddie Cheever and Jonathan Hui.


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