Today’s Pirelli World Challenge race at the Detroit Belle Isle Grand Prix was fortuitously spared from the rain that would later cut the day’s IndyCar race short, but that didn’t necessarily make the going easy for Volkswagen AG. The Blancpain No. 25 Lamborghini Gallardo GT3 FL2 driven by Nick Catsburg was retired early after damages accrued from an impact with Johnny O’Connell’s No. 3 Cadillac Racing ATS-V.R. Catsburg managed a modest 12 laps, or enough to place 22nd.
Fairing even worse for Volkswagen AG was Mike Skeen in the No. 2 Audi R8 LMS Ultra, sponsored by DeVilbiss and Hawk Performance, which retired after just 8 laps due to a mechanical failure.
Meanwhile, fans of Volkswagen AG did have the Bentley/Breitling sponsored No. 16 Bentley Continental GT3‘s performance to cheer for; the car finished third overall in the hands of Chris Dyson, less than 2 and a half seconds after second place. The No. 41 Porsche 911 GT3R of EFFORT Racing/Curb-Agajanian put in a decent effort, placing seventh overall – although that’s only the center of the pack among non-GTA drivers. Piloting that car was Michael Lewis.
Of course, tomorrow’s another day, and another instalment of the 2015 Pirelli World Challenge season. Here’s to hoping that Volkswagen AG can post some more solid results.