Audi R8 LMS clinches second and third place during Spa

Posted on 26. Jul, 2015 by in Audi Canada

In annoy of many setbacks, dual other new Audi R8 LMS cars eventually took positions in a tip five. Audi Sport Team Phoenix with Christian Mamerow (D), Christopher Mies (D) and Nicki Thiim (DK) achieved third place following a recovery. Their team-mates Marcel Fässler (CH), André Lotterer (D) and Mike Rockenfeller (D) finished in fifth place. Both motorist squads had mislaid a lot of time in a violent early stage. Following complicated rain, Phoenix switched to slicks early with both competition cars on a drying track, though a continue put a spoke in a circle of Ernst Moser’s team. When a sleet started again, a patrol was forced to make another tire change, while adverse counsel durations had an additional effect. In a final stage, stop-and-go penalties due to channel a lane bounds resulted in a serve detriment of time. Last year’s winners René Rast (D), Laurens Vanthoor (B) and Markus Winkelhock (D) were positively rival with good path times. After a unsuccessful overtaking attempt, Vanthoor mislaid control of his car. The collision meant that Audi Sport Team WRT had to change tools of a cessation and bodywork. In a end, due to material repairs within a driveline, automobile series ‘1’ forsaken out of a tip ten.

Team Saintéloc regretted missed opportunities as well. Marc Basseng (D), Grégory Guilvert (F) and Edward Sandström (S) were in second place some of a time before timid due to technical failure. The sister automobile of a French group with Michaël Blanchemain (F), Mino Caccia (CH), Philippe Haezebrouck (F) and Gilles Lallement (F) achieved eighth place in a Am category. Due to accidents a series ‘3’ (Belgian Audi Club Team WRT), series ‘4’ (Team WRT) and series ‘75’ (ISR) Audi R8 LMS cars did not finish a race.

Upon a certain execution of a continuation race, Audi is prepared for a subsequent step. Following a successful trials in a exam runs, a prolongation of a new Audi R8 LMS for business on 4 continents will be launched in September.

Race formula

1 Catsburg/Luhr/Palttala (BMW #46), 536 laps

2 Ortelli/Müller/Stippler (Audi R8 LMS #2) –1 lap

3 Mamerow/Mies/Thiim (Audi R8 LMS #5) –2 laps

4 Bruni/Lathouras/Lemeret/Pier Guidi (Ferrari #47) –5 laps

5 Fässler/Lotterer/Rockenfeller (Audi R8 LMS #6) –6 laps

6 Cameron/Griffin/Guedes/Rigon (Ferrari #51) –7 laps

7 Bryant/McCaig/Modell/Sims (BMW #79) –9 laps

8 Cocker/Keen/Machitski/Minshaw (BMW #78) –9 laps

9 Abril/Parisy/Primat (Bentley #84) –9 laps

10 Leonard/Meadows/Mücke/Onslow Cole (Aston Martin #32) –13 laps

14 Loggie/Macleod/Simonsen/Westwood (Audi R8 LMS #24) –23 laps

21 Rast/Vanthoor/Winkelhock (Audi R8 LMS #1) –28 laps

34 Blanchemain/Caccia/Haezebrouck/Lallement (Audi R8 LMS #36) –175 laps

Tags: ,

Comments are closed.