Four Audi patron teams in France

Posted on 15. Apr, 2015 by in Audi Canada

The Audi teams with a sum of 7 sports cars will be assembly dual other marques in France. A mutated competition format promises additional suspense. The dual races per weekend will be extended from 60 to 90 minutes, solely for a competition weekend during Le Mans featuring 3 60-minute races. For a initial time, 3 instead of a prior dual drivers have to take a circle – dual motorist changes are prescribed per race. The 7 events on a calendar embody severe French marks such as Le Mans, Magny-Cours, Le Castellet and Val de Vienne, and dual unfamiliar races during Spa-Francorchamps (Belgium) and Navarra (Spain).

“France is one of a many critical European markets for Audi,” says Romolo Liebchen, Head of Audi Sport patron racing. “Being represented again with such a clever choice of patron teams in this rarely rival Championship supports a brand.”

The runners-up in a 2014 Championship, Team Sébastien Loeb Racing, are fielding dual Audi R8 LMS ultra cars. In 2014, a outfit of a record World Rally Champion competed in a French GT Championship with Audi for a initial time and was immediately in row for a title. Mike Parisy and Henry Hassid, with a opening of usually dual points, usually had to acknowledge better in a deteriorate finale. Parisy is racing in a 2015 deteriorate again. His new team-mates are David Hallyday, a seasoned campaigner, and Philippe Gaillard. Three immature drivers, who will be battling to win a new ‘Junior Challenge,’ will be during a circle of a second Audi R8 LMS ultra. “Last year, we usually hardly missed a title, so we’re generally encouraged for a new season,” says Sébastien Loeb.

The gifted patrol of Saintéloc Racing with 3 Audi R8 LMS ultra cars and Teams Speed Car (one Audi R8 LMS ultra) and Tech Auto by Exclusive Cars (one Audi R8 LMS) finish a choice of a 4 rings in France. The Audi business are exclusively fielding their 560-hp GT3 competition cars though can rest on consultant support by Audi Sport patron racing for set-up and maintenance.  

The Audi patron teams in a 2015 French GT Championship

Audi R8 LMS ultra #3 (Sébastien Loeb Racing)
Christian Bottemanne (F), Christophe Hamon (F), Lonni Martins (F)

Audi R8 LMS ultra #5 (Sébastien Loeb Racing)
David Hallyday (F), Philippe Gaillard (F), Mike Parisy (F)

Audi R8 LMS ultra #7 (Speed Car)
Laurent Cazenave (F), Claude Degremont (F), Rémy Deguffroy (F)

Audi R8 LMS ultra #22 (Saintéloc Racing)
Gilles Lallement (F), TBA, TBA

Audi R8 LMS ultra #23 (Saintéloc Racing)
Jean-Paul Buffin (F), TBA, TBA

Audi R8 LMS ultra #24 (Saintéloc Racing)
Romain Monti (F), Pierre Sancinena (F), Valentin Simonet (F)

Audi R8 LMS #30 (Tech Auto by Exclusive Cars)
Julien Goujat (F), Florent Petit (F), TBA

Calendar

18–18/04 Lédenon (F)
02–03/05 Le Mans (F)
06–07/06 Spa-Francorchamps (B)
04–05/07 Val de Vienne (F)
29–30/08 Magny-Cours (F)
26–27/09 Navarra (E)
24–25/10 Le Castellet (F)

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