Seven Audi sports cars in ‘Down Under’ adventure

Posted on 02. Feb, 2015 by in Audi Canada

GT sports cars have been certified to a 12-hour foe during famous Mount Panorama given 2011. “The foe has turn increasingly renouned with fans and entrants ever given then,” says Romolo Liebchen, Head of Audi Sport patron racing. “Following Audi’s victories in 2011 and 2012, a patron teams will again be battling to overcome opposite a foe that has turn even stronger.”  

The 6.12-kilometer roller-coaster circuit during Bathurst, some 200 kilometers west of Sydney, is regarded as really demanding. The lane partially includes open roads and facilities inclines of adult to 16 percent. The straight disproportion between a top and a lowest indicate of a tradition-steeped circuit amounts to 174 meters. The turns, that in some cases are really narrow, call for limit pushing skills and a dual straights with lengths of 1.11 and 1.92 kilometers are ideally matched for overtaking maneuvers.  

“The comparatively slight lane with a brew of quick and delayed turns, and many inclines, is really special and doesn’t pardon any mistakes. We need to expostulate with high pointing since there are some sections but vast run-off areas,” says Christopher Mies (D), who in 2011 and 2012 won with Audi during Bathurst and in a group of Mark Cini (AUS) is pity a cockpit with dual internal heroes this time. “We’re awaiting a impassioned foe and have got to make use of each centimeter on a track. It’s substantially going to be formidable to remove all in subordinate since with 50 cars on a comparatively brief lane we typically expostulate in unenlightened traffic.”  

A sum of 29 GT3 sports cars from 9 opposite manufacturers, including 7 Audi R8 LMS ultra cars, are on a entrance list. The German Phoenix Racing group is fielding dual cars ornate with Australian animals and sleet timberland designs fitting a journey in ‘Down Under.’ Laurens Vanthoor (B), a champion of a Blancpain Endurance Series and Blancpain GT Series, is competing together with a leader of a 24-hour races during Spa and during a Nürburgring, Markus Winkelhock (D), and a runner-up of a Italian GT Championship, Marco Mapelli. “Bathurst is a genuine challenge,” says Vanthoor, who took fifth place in a best Audi final year. “Since a foe lasts from morning to night we’re struggling with a heat. But we’ve got a intensity for victory. We need to do a good pursuit now and can’t means to make any mistakes.”

The second Phoenix Audi will be common by impassioned contestant Felix Baumgartner (A) and Christopher Haase (D), a leader of a 2014 24-hour foe during a Nürburgring, and ex-Le Mans leader Stéphane Ortelli (MC). The internal teams, Jamec PEM Racing, Fitzgerald Racing and Skwirk, are completing a Audi line-up.

Free live streaming of a foe will be accessible during www.bathurst12hour.com.au.

The Audi patron teams during Bathurst

Audi R8 LMS ultra #2 (Fitzgerald Racing/Evolve Technik)
Michael Almond (AUS), Peter Fitzgerald (AUS), Matt Halliday (NZ)

Audi R8 LMS ultra #5 (Skwirk)
Nathan Antunes (AUS), Oliver Gavin (GB), Rod Salmon (AUS)

Audi R8 LMS ultra #9 (Hallmarc/Network Clothing)
Marc Cini (AUS), Mark Eddy (AUS), Christopher Mies (D)

Audi R8 LMS ultra #15 (Phoenix Racing)
Marco Mapelli (I), Laurens Vanthoor (B), Markus Winkelhock (D)

Audi R8 LMS ultra #16 (Phoenix Racing)
Felix Baumgartner (A), Christopher Haase (D), Stéphane Ortelli (MC)

Audi R8 LMS ultra #74 (Jamec PEM Racing)
Greg Crick (AUS), Alessandro Latif (GB), Warren Luff (AUS)

Audi R8 LMS ultra #75 (Jamec PEM Racing)
Dean Koutsoumidis (AUS), Steve McLaughlan (AUS), James Winslow (GB) 

Timetable (local times, CET +10 hours)

Friday, Feb 6
08.15 – 09.15     Free use 1
11.25 – 12.25     Free use 2
13.35 – 14.35     Free use 3
16.15 – 17.15     Free use 4

Saturday, Feb 7
07.45 – 08.45     Free use 5
12.55 – 13.55     Qualifying 1
14.05 – 14.25     Qualifying 2 (Class A)

Sunday, Feb 8
05.50         Start
17.50         Finish

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