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PK Carsport to run additional Audi for Paul Ricard finale

27 September 2021
PK Carsport by Heinz has confirmed it will run an additional Audi R8 LMS GT2 for the final round of the 2021 Fanatec GT2 European Series at Paul Ricard this weekend (1-3 October).

The Belgian outfit currently sit second in the Pro-Am standings, having run the #81 challenger for Peter Guelinckx and Bert Longin to three victories and pole positions apiece, as well as a further three podium finishes so far this season.

The trip to Le Castellet will be an important family occasion for the Longin family, as Bert's son Stienes - a winner of the 24 Hours of Zolder and the 2016 NASCAR Euro Whelen Series champion with the PK Carsport team - gets behind the wheel of the #11 challenger with experienced GT campaigner and current Fanatec GT World Challenge Europe Powered by AWS entry Jens Leibhauser. 

Their expansion to a two-car line up marks an important milestone in their commitment to the GT2 concept, the latest initiative from global GT leader SRO Motorsports Group, as Team Principal Anthony Kumpen explains.

"We really like the GT2 championship concept," commented Kumpen.

"The championship started in a difficult year with the pandemic, but the championship is growing, with a strong grid for Paul Ricard. We are fighting for the Pro-Am championship with our #81 Audi and, as we believe in the future growth of GT2, we invested in a second Audi GT2, which we will enter in Paul Ricard this weekend. For next year the plan is to run two cars on a full-time basis.

"I think with this #11 car, we have a strong team that can fight for victory. Having two cars also gives us the opportunity to try more things, setup-wise, which is an advantage for our #81 car as well in its fight for the Pro-Am championship."