Audi Sport TT Cup
26. September 2017

Great fights in Spielberg

Ground gained at the Audi Sport TT Cup Championship

Yannik Brandt travelled to the next-to-last race of the Audi Sport TT Cup to Spielberg in Austria with lots of anticipation. The German-Swiss wanted to fully attack on his favorite track and aimed for the top five. He then showed his potential again during two thrilling races.

Yannik already had a lot of fun on the Red Bull Ring in the ADAC Formula 4 and started into the two ranked races of the Audi Sport TT Cup accordingly motivated. In front of numerous spectators and an impressive Alpine setting he already focused on the races during the free trainings. “We tried out a lot and drove a racing simulation. We now still have potential for qualifying”, said Yannik at the finish line.

After qualifying, the joy wasn’t very huge though: Yannik stayed behind his expectations due to the ninth starting positions for the races: “I was disappointed. Due to the good free training I had hoped for more. Now I’ll have to attack – there are a couple of good overtaking possibilities on the track.”

The race on Saturday started turbulently: The drivers of the brand cup didn’t want to budge at all and fought thrilling duels until the end of the race. Yannik gained a lot of ground and came in on the strong fifth place. “I have made up some ground regarding the championship due to this”, the 16-year-old youngster rejoiced in the evening.

He was able to tie in with this during the second race as well and temporarily drove among the top five again. There was a thrilling fight again and Yannik only came in ninth. “I made a small mistake myself which was directly punished by losing several positions. In this narrow field, everything has to be just right. I’m still content with my performance. These were really exciting races”, he summed up.

Yannik is now looking forward to the big finale on the Hockenheimring. The youngsters are then going to start within the framework of the German Touring Car Masters (DTM) again. At the kick-off, Yannik achieved pole position and third place – therefore he now hopes for a repetition at the finale: “My goal is to defend fifth place at the championship. If I could achieve this due to another place on the podium I’d be really happy. It’s definitely going to be a thrilling finale.”