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The Audi R8 LMS sets new benchmarks in GT racing

The first race car developed by Audi Sport specifically for customer teams is a hot seller. More than 130 race cars based on the Audi R8 have been built. Pros and amateur race drivers alike appreciate the qualities of the mid-engine sportscar – and celebrate success by the dozen. More than 50 racecars of the new Audi R8 LMS have been delivered to Audi customer teams already.

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GT racing: World stage

Since 2009, Audi has firmly established itself in the growth market of international GT3 racing – on a sporting level, the brand is credited with 28 championship victories. At the Geneva Motor Show in March 2015, Audi unveiled a fundamentally new R8 LMS, which sets new benchmarks in aerodynamics, lightweight design and safety areas.

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Next chapter of the success story

quattro GmbH and its customers keep revving up the successful track record of the GT3 programme that was launched in 2009. In the past two years the racing car won several overall titles in Australia, Asia and Europe. In 2015 Robin Frijns celebrated overall victory in the drives' classification of the Blancpain GT Series. The Audi Sport Team WRT won the 24h Nürburgring with the new R8 LMS.

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One for all

To drive an Audi R18 or RS 5 DTM just once – only a select few will ever fulfil this dream. However, there is a race car that shares the genes of its victorious brothers in professional racing and which is available to everyone: the Audi R8 LMS. Developed specifically for customer teams to race, the Audi R8 race version enjoy great popularity – in Europe just the same as in Asia and America. Audi Sport customer racing provides support to all its customer teams racing around the entire world.

 

 

Overall victories in 2015
Blancpain GT Series: Robin Frijns (NL)
GT Australia: Christopher Mies (D)
24h Nürburgring: Christopher Mies/Nico Müller/Edward Sandström/Laurens Vanthoor (D/CH/S/B)
25h Thunderhill: Guy Cosmo/Darren Law/Johannes van Overbeek/Tomonobu Fujii (USA/USA/USA/J)
12h Sepang: Stuart Leonard/Stéphane Ortelli/Laurens Vanthoor (GB/MC/B)

Other successes
Blancpain GT Series: Team classification, Belgian Audi Club Team WRT
Blancpain Endurance Series: Team classification, Belgian Audi Club Team WRT
Blancpain Endurance Series: Am-Cup drivers' classification, Ian Loggie/Julian Westwood (GB/GB)
Blancpain Sprint Series: Team classification, Belgian Audi Club Team WRT
Australian GT Trophy: Barton Mawer/Greg Taylor (AUS/AUS)
Challenge Endurance GT/Tourisme V de V Prestige: Eric van de Vyver/Tiziano Carugati (F/CH)
Italian Team Championship: Audi Sport Italia
GT Asia: GTM drivers' classification, Jerry Wang (CN)
ADAC GT Masters: Gentleman classification, Andreas Weishaupt (D)
French GT Championship GT Tour: FFSA GT Junior Challenge, Valentin Simonet (F)
One Hour Asko South Island Endurance Series: Neil Foster (NZ)

Contact

Audi Sport customer racing
I/EQ-73
85045 Ingolstadt, Germany
Phone: +49 (0) 841 89 38102
E-mail: audir8lms@audi.de

 

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