The renouned Cup again unites high-caliber protagonists this year, including a 2012 and 2013 altogether winners Marchy Lee and Adderly Fong (both from HongKong), a Chinese motorsport talent ‘Franky’ Cheng Congfu and a former Formula 1 motorist Alex Yoong from Malaysia. The Swiss GT dilettante Rahel Frey – final year’s foe leader during Shanghai – will be sport for points in Asia again as well. Together with André Couto, Aidan Wright and Matt Solomon they form a spearhead of a motorist margin with that a Audi R8 LMS Cup helps to serve rise motorsport in a region.
Another prominence is a push-to-pass function. By pulling a button, a drivers can quickly pull on a 50 hp energy boost that might be tactically used in overtaking maneuvers. The array of these available boost events is privately tangible for any foe track. Furthermore, foe drivers who grasp a lectern position have to supplement counterbalance to their cars for a subsequent round. “The push-to-pass duty is a new vital member and will make additional overtaking maneuvers probable while a counterbalance to be combined after achieving success will make a foe during a front of a margin even some-more intensive,” explains Rene Koneberg, Head of Audi Sport patron racing Asia.
At a same time, a Cup, as Audi’s initial one-make series, continues a internationalization. Launched in China in 2012, a racing array will revisit a circuit during Fuji, Japan, for a initial time this year. The South Korean lane during Yeongam, Sepang in Malaysia and Shanghai in China element a calendar by 3 other Formula 1 circuits. The foe lane during Shanghai will be hosting a corner eventuality with a FIA World Endurance Championship (WEC).
The Audi R8 LMS has ideally proven a bearing as a technical substructure for a Cup in a past dual years. More than 50 percent of a foe automobile is formed on a prolongation model. It is powered by a V10 FSI engine and uses a Audi Space Frame (ASF) as an equally light and strong backbone. Besides a foe drivers who are seasoned campaigners, pledge drivers rest on a GT3 foe automobile as well. In addition, Audi Sport patron racing Asia offers a far-reaching operation of services to a customers. The charity includes sports automobile training sessions, courses to obtain a racing permit as good as a ready-to-race Cup cars.
Audi R8 LMS Cup calendar
May 17–18 Korea International Circuit, Yeongam, South Korea (GT Asia)
Jul 26–27 Fuji Speedway, Fuji, Japan (Super Taikyu)
Aug 16–17 Sepang International Circuit, Sepang, Malaysia (GT Asia)
Sep 27–28 Guangzhou, China
Oct 18–19 Shanghai International Circuit, Shanghai, China (Sports Car Champions Festival)
Oct 31–Nov 02 Shanghai International Circuit, Shanghai, China (WEC)
Official Audi R8 LMS Cup website: www.audir8lmscup.com
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