Audi wins FIA GT World Cup in Macau

Posted on 21. Nov, 2016 by in Audi Canada

Fabian Plentz from Hanover finished as a second-best motorist of an Audi R8 LMS. The 28-year-old Macau rookie from Team HCB-Rutronik Racing took position 8 overall, creation him a third-best motorist in a organisation of entrants not to have been nominated for a manufacturers’ classification. Plentz had won a DMV GTC racing array in a Audi R8 LMS in October.

Chris Reinke, Head of Audi Sport patron racing, was gay about Audi’s fourth feat in Macau and a initial World Cup pretension of a R8 LMS: “The many critical thing for us is that Laurens is okay. This shows how protected a cars are. It’s arguably a small bizarre to win this way. It was a really complete race. Fortune and set-back always play a purpose in Macau, though one of a prerequisites for success was a fact that we were in row for a tip mark in all sessions. That’s since I’m happy about a pretension in a FIA GT World Cup. Congratulations also to Fabian Plentz on his clever performance.”

The dual DTM campaigners Edoardo Mortara (Audi Sport Team WRT) and Nico Müller (Phoenix Racing Asia) had already mislaid their chances of clinching a good outcome in a gift competition on Saturday. Mortara had started from stick position, though forsaken to 13th place following an accident. On Sunday, from grid position 16, he modernized to 13th place. At a finish of a year, a stream DTM vice-champion is going to switch from Audi to Mercedes. Müller was not means to start on Sunday since his Audi had been too heavily shop-worn in an collision a day before.

In 3 weeks’ time, Laurens Vanthoor and his teammates will be battling for another general pretension for Audi, a 12-hour competition during Sepang entrance adult in Malaysia. Before a culmination of a Intercontinental GT Challenge, a Belgian is heading a drivers’ standings with a six-point advantage. 

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