New Audi R8 LMS meets with fiercest foe of a deteriorate during Spa

Posted on 17. Jul, 2015 by in Audi Canada

In September, Audi will start producing a new Audi R8 LMS for a customers. The essentially redesigned production-based competition automobile now won a initial 24-hour competition during a Nürburgring in May. Now a second exam in continuation racing is entrance adult on a Spa-Francorchamps circuit in a Belgian Ardennes. Only after this exam will Audi establish a final specifications.

“The races during Spa and during a Nürburgring are not comparable. The Spa 24 Hours are partial of a Blancpain Endurance Series in which, due to a regulations, a opposite rating of a several competition cars relates than during a Nürburgring,” says Romolo Liebchen, Head of Audi Sport patron racing. The teams work together with a opposite tire manufacturer who is imperative for all a participants in this series. These differences should not be underrated, according to Liebchen. “Still, we’re going to try all we can to continue a success and have put ourselves in a clever position in terms of technology, a teams and a drivers. Following a competition during Spa, we’ll be prepared for a prolongation launch.”

Audi won a iconic eventuality during Spa in 2011 and 2014 with Vincent Vosse’s Belgian Audi Club Team WRT and in 2012 with Ernst Moser’s Phoenix Racing team. Each of these dual squads is fielding dual new Audi R8 LMS cars this year. Four high-caliber motorist lineups will be rebellious a plea in a production-based mid-engine sports car. Last year’s winners René Rast, Laurens Vanthoor and Markus Winkelhock will contest in automobile series ‘1.’ In a sister automobile of WRT, Nico Müller, Stéphane Ortelli and Frank Stippler, who are bringing a resources of knowledge from serve 24-hour victories during a Nürburgring, during Spa and Le Mans to a event, will be holding turns during a wheel.  

Ernst Moser relies on 6 24-hour competition winners as well. Three Le Mans winners – Marcel Fässler, André Lotterer and Mike Rockenfeller – are combining a motorist patrol during Phoenix. In addition, Fässler mounted a tip step of a lectern during Spa in 2007. Christian Mamerow, Christopher Mies and Nicki Thiim, who are pity another cockpit during Phoenix, have formerly available Nürburgring victories in their career histories.

Thanks to a business Audi is equalizing a tip series of 10 competition cars fielded during Spa in 2012. The 4 teams, WRT, Parker Racing, Saintéloc Racing and ISR, are fielding 6 other Audi cars. They are battling for success and championship points in a Pro Cup, Pro Am Cup and Am Cup classifications with their drivers. The patron teams rest on a successful Audi R8 LMS ultra. In total, 33 Audi drivers will be on a grid of a Spa 24 Hours. Audi Sport patron racing supports all teams with services, gangling tools and patron racing consultants. 

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