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This weekend sees the traditional mid-summer visit of the Fanatec GT World Challenge Europe powered by AWS at Misano whereby the popular Adriatic resort in Italy hosts the third round of the Sprint Cup.

Unlike previous years, there is no night race meaning Team WRT have entered its three Audi R8 LMS with their regular line-ups, including Cumbrian driver Frank Bird.

Fresh from a double podium in the Silver Cup at Zandvoort last month, Penrith-born Frank will partner Japanese driver Ryuichiro Tomita as usual in the #31 Audi R8 LMS and will be looking to continue that good form.

21-year-old Bird drove one of the races of his life at the Dutch track two weeks ago where he and Tomito came from the back of the grid to secure a podium meaning this weekend, they go in search of the victory in the Silver Cup class.

Frank Bird: “The team had a good weekend at Misano last year, where Ryu finished second in the opening race, so we have a good idea of where we need to be. I think the whole team is very motivated to improve on the results from the last race and we will try to get even better results this time.”

Fanatec GT World Challenge Europe powered by AWS – Sprint Cup Round 3

Misano Adriatico, Italy, 1st – 4th July 2021
Timetable (CET)

Friday 2nd July 2021
11:50-12:30 Free Practice
12:30-13:10 Free Practice
17:00-18:20 Pre-qualifying

Saturday 3rd July 2021
09:40-10:00 Qualifying 1
15:00-16:00 Race 1

Sunday 4th July 2021
09:00-09:20 Qualifying 2
14:00-15:00 Race 2

Team WRT (GTWCE Sprint Cup) entry – Audi R8 LMS
#30 – Benjamin Goethe (DE) – Kelvin van der Linde (ZA) – Pro
#31 – Frank Bird (GB) – Ryuichiro Tomita (JP) – Silver
#32 – Dries Vanthoor (BE) – Charles Weerts (BE) – Pro

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