New Audi R8 LMS celebrates initial competition victory

Posted on 25. Apr, 2015 by in Audi Canada

Christopher Mies and Nico Müller triumphed in a second VLN foe forward of their group friends Pierre Kaffer and Laurens Vanthoor and, in doing so, took a transparent feat for a Audi R8 LMS in usually a third foe – and this on a world’s toughest foe track, a Nürburgring-Nordschleife.

In a fanciful continue conditions, continuation racing dilettante Christopher Mies and Audi DTM motorist Nico Müller primarily took a lead after 10 foe laps. The lead exchanged hands several times as they staged a stirring conflict with a best Mercedes-Benz. From path 18 onwards, a German-Swiss twin gradually increasing a lead before finally channel a finish line after 4 hours with a 1m 27s advantage over Laurens Vanthoor and Pierre Kaffer. It was a initial feat on a Nürburgring-Nordschleife for a Audi Sport Team WRT from Belgium. “We dedicate this feat to J. G. Mal-Voy, a former President of a Audi Club Belgium, who died unexpected final week,” pronounced Team Boss Vincent Vosse.

“I’m positively delighted, given it was a nail-biting race. We started on sleet tires, altered to slicks and before changing behind to soppy tires after on,” reported Christopher Mies. “The new Audi R8 LMS was easy to expostulate in both soppy and dry conditions. We have also done swell on a cessation set-up. This was a pivotal to feat today.”

“This feat in a dress operation for a 24 Hours Nürburgring was an critical step forwards for us,” pronounced Romolo Liebchen, Head of Audi Sport patron racing. “We had really small knowledge with a R8 LMS previously in these fanciful conditions. We saw that a new automobile is competitive. However, this was a exam race. We detected several things on that we contingency work to be ideally prepared for a 24-hour race, given we can design clever competition.” At a deteriorate prominence on May16-17, 4 new Audi R8 LMS will face adult to several dozen GT3 cars in a starter margin of roughly a 160 participants.

Audi has been contrast a new GT3 sportscar, that already complies with a new GT3 regulations, given open 2014. The races during a 2015 deteriorate are privately to put a Audi R8 LMS by an endless exam module underneath a toughest conditions. “The idea is to be means to supply a winning racecar to a Audi patron teams by a finish of a year, and to remonstrate many teams to select an Audi,” says Romolo Liebchen.

Like a successful predecessor, many of a tools used on a new Audi R8 LMS are matching to a new prolongation R8, that was launched in Geneva during a same as a racecar and that is launched on a marketplace in Summer.”

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