Shel­don aims for TT ti­tle

The Witness - Wheels - - MOTORING -

SOUTH African rac­ing prodigy Shel­don van der Linde (17) is ready for the sec­ond part of his Audi Sport TT Cup sea­son com­menc­ing at the Nür­bur­gring this week­end fol­low­ing his in­tro­duc­tion to the Audi R8 LMS GT3 race as part of his Audi Sport Driv­ers Acad­emy pro­gramme at Lausitzring last week.

He will now re­fo­cus on the Audi Sport TT Cup as he pre­pares for the Nür­bur­gring races, where he won a race on his first visit to that fa­mous cir­cuit. “I hope to carry the mo­men­tum from Zand­voort through to Nür­bur­gring and score the nec­es­sary points I need to re­gain the lead in the cham­pi­onship in the last three re­main­ing races.”

Say­ing he is fa­mil­iar with the turns at the in­fa­mous “Green Hell” in Ger­many, Van der Linde plans to use ev­ery­thing he has learnt in the first half of the sea­son to score points.

PHOTO: MO­TOR­SPORT ME­DIA

Shel­don van der Linde.

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