The Story so Far - #81 PK Carsport Audi

The Story so Far - #81 PK Carsport Audi
As the countdown continues to the final round of the inaugural Fanatec GT2 European Series at Circuit Paul Ricard on 1-2 October, we've been taking a look back at the stars - and cars - that have served up a thrilling debut season for the category.

Next up is the all-Belgian line-up of Peter Guelinckx and Bert Longin, both driving for PK Carsport by Heinz in the #81 Audi R8 LMS GT2, and the only crew able to prevent the Pro-Am honours from heading to High Class Racing.

Their season started in fine fashion on the opening weekend at Monza, Guelinckx and Longin triumphant in the second race to complete an Audi clean sweep in Italy after #33's success the day prior.

They looked to have the momentum after a superb pole position in qualifying at Hockenheim a few weeks later, but changeable weather conditions - plus a safety car intervention for another incident further back - and extra compensation time in the pit lane wiped out a commanding 20-second advantage for Guelinckx, the duo eventually third after a late fightback.

It would be Misano, however, that the tide started to turn back in their favour; after finishing third in an all-Audi 1-2-3 in the opener, Guelinckx triumphed with a move around the outside of Patterson at Quercia in the series' first evening race to seal the pair's second victory of the campaign and deliver a statement result in the title race.

That momentum carried through to Spa-Francorchamps, with a further podium double - including a victory and some misfortune for #33 - moving Guelinckx and Longin to within 14 points of the championship summit with 50 on offer at Le Castellet next week.

If they can turn the tide on Anders Fjordbach and Mark Patterson, it would certainly complete something of a 'comeback story' for the pair. Nothing is guarunteed in motorsport, but we do know one thing - it will be an Audi celebrating Pro-Am success come the end of the campaign.