11/05/2015 - The weekend of Brands Hatch, second round of the Blancpain Sprint Series 2015, turned out to fall short of expectations for the two Audi R8 GT3 LMS ultra run by the Czech team I.S.R. racing.

After the seventh row of the grid obtained in qualifying, the lineup made by Filip Salaquarda and Marco Bonanomi ended the Qualifying Race in twelfth position on the number 75 car, and then got closer to the top ten with P11 in the Main Race.

Similar fate for Anders and Thomas Fjordbach on the number 74 R8: started from the ninth row of the grid of the Qualifying Race, they ended sixteenth. The two brothers managed anyway to get on the podium of the Silver Cup in second place, position confirmed also in the Main Race where they ended fifteenth absolute. This result allowed them to keep the lead in the Silver Cup at 57 points, that is 4 clear of Lombard and Szymkowiak. The situation is the same also in the Silver Cup Team, where currently I.S.R. is leading the charts with a four points advantage on the Bentley Team HTP.

Igor Salaquarda (I.S.R. Racing, Team Principal):
"Things did not go the way we wanted: the race pace was not that bad but, as in Nogaro, we missed a bit of performance in qualifying which spoiled both races as, due to the high level of drivers on track, comeback races are quite difficult. In the coming weeks we will be working to optimize the single lap performance, as this is the main target right now".

The Blancpain Sprint Series will resume next 7 June in Zolder (B).