24-hour competition during a Nürburgring: Audi R8 LMS in continuation run

Posted on 11. May, 2015 by in Audi Canada

The 24-hour foe during a Nürburgring is regarded as a quite severe event. The 25.378-kilometer multiple of a Grand Prix circuit and a Nordschleife that was non-stop in 1927 is a world’s longest foe track. Especially a mythological Nordschleife, also famous as a ‘Green Hell,’ featuring 73 corners, inclines of adult to 17 percent and several changes in a lane surface, creates limit final on a drivers and a cars.  

For a new Audi R8 LMS with a V10 engine now delivering some 500 hp following a many new changes to a regulations, a classical continuation eventuality in a Eifel outlines a fourth race. It had formerly been fielded twice in a VLN Endurance Championship and once in a Blancpain Endurance Series. “Now we’re set on proof a competitiveness of a Audi R8 LMS in a 24-hour race,” says Romolo Liebchen, Head of Audi Sport patron racing. “We’re confronting a tough unsentimental exam during a Nürburgring. To start with, we need to hoop a foe stretch but any setbacks, plus, like in a years before, a foe is really clever in this race.” In a margin of 160 entrants, a Audi teams are pitted opposite 22 rivals from 6 other marques in a GT3 category.

Audi Sport Team Phoenix and Audi Sport Team WRT are any fielding dual new Audi R8 LMS cars. The Belgian WRT patrol that distinguished a initial feat in a VLN Endurance Championship in Apr will be on a grid of a 24-hour foe with dual cars for a initial time. Audi Sport Team Phoenix, formed in Meuspath not distant from a Nürburgring, has formerly won a foe with Audi, in 2012 and 2014.

The foe will be contested by a high-caliber motorist choice including a 2012 FIA WEC Champion Marcel Fässler (CH), a DTM drivers Mike Rockenfeller (D/Champion 2013) and Nico Müller (CH), a stream Blancpain GT Champion Laurens Vanthoor (B) and a German winners of final year’s eventuality during a Nürburgring, Christian Mamerow, René Rast, Frank Stippler and Markus Winkelhock – all of them seasoned continuation racing campaigners.  

In addition, dual patron teams are relying on a proven Audi R8 LMS ultra that won a 24-hour races in 2012 and 2014. The Audi foe knowledge is fielding dual GT sports cars for a customers, one of them with an all-Asian motorist line-up. Plus, Twin Busch Motorsport – now for a third uninterrupted time – will be competing in a ‘Green Hell’ with Audi.

The Audi patron teams in a 2015 Nürburgring 24 Hours

Audi Sport Team Phoenix
#1 Christopher Haase/Christian Mamerow/René Rast/Markus Winkelhock (D/D/D/D)
#4 Marc Basseng/Marcel Fässler/Mike Rockenfeller/Frank Stippler (D/CH/D/D)

Audi Sport Team WRT
#28 Christopher Mies/Nico Müller/Edward Sandström/Laurens Vanthoor (D/CH/S/B)
#29 Christer Jöns/Pierre Kaffer/Nicki Thiim/Laurens Vanthoor (D/D/DK/B)

Audi foe experience
#14 Niki Mayr-Melnhof/Micke Ohlsson/Rod Salmon/Ronnie Saurenmann (A/S/AUS/CH)
#15 ‘Franky’ Cheng Congfu/Marchy Lee/Shaun Thong/Alex Yoong (CN/HK/HK/MAL)

Twin Busch Motorsport
#16 Dennis Busch/Marc Busch/Christiaan Frankenhout (D/D/NL)

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