Audi R8 LMS (GT3)
Historic initial victory: Two Audi drivers won a initial foe of a new Blancpain GT Series Asia in Malaysia. Starting from pole, Mitch Gilbert and Aditya Patel prevailed in a initial foe in Sepang. They common an Audi R8 LMS from a OD Racing team. In a second foe they finished second in front of a Audi R8 LMS from Audi Hong Kong, in that Marchy Lee and Shaun Thong common a cockpit. Gilbert/Patel lead by 13 points after of a initial of 6 foe weekends.
Three victories in Hockenheim: The DMV GTC opener was a finish success for a Audi drivers. Aust Motorsport won both particular races in a Audi R8 LMS with internal favourite Markus Pommer from Neckarsulm. The third place finishes of “Ronny C’Rock” from Team Land-Motorsport in a initial foe and Tommy Tulpe in a second turn finished a lectern haul. In a Dunlop 60 foe during a same foe weekend, an Audi group also prevailed with a motorist twin Tommy Tulpe/Fabian Plentz from HCB-Rutronik Racing.
Steven McLaughlan, in an Audi R8 LMS ultra, took a array lead in a Australian GT Trophy after a initial of 5 events. The Australian won a initial turn in Sandown and Rod Salmon in an Audi R8 LMS ultra won a second foe in front of Rob Smith in another Audi. Salmon is so second in a table.
Nico Müller/Marcel Fässler/Robin Frijns were on a lectern in a second weekend of a VLN Endurance Championship Nürburgring. In a Audi R8 LMS of a Audi Sport Team WRT, they took third after 4 hours of racing time, beaten to initial by usually 7.4 seconds.
Racing for a good cause: The HCB-Rutronik Racing group will competition a new deteriorate of a DMV GTC and Dunlop 60 array with a strikingly liveried Audi R8 LMS in 2017. The “Distribution Art Car” combines art, wiring and motorsport for a good cause. The photos of particular donors as good as a logos of 22 companies concerned in a wiring zone are a basement for a special racing automobile design. Thomas Rudel’s group donated a deduction of a pattern debate to a German Federal Association for Children with Heart Disease. In addition, 25 children with heart illness will knowledge a races during a Hockenheimring and a Nürburgring live on site, while being given a demeanour turn a pits as good as a possibility to lay in an instance of a Audi R8 LMS.
The good eight: This year, 8 general Audi Sport drivers are holding partial in several GT3 programs. Christopher Haase (D), Rahel Frey (CH), Robin Frijns (NL), Pierre Kaffer (D), Kelvin outpost der Linde (ZA), Christopher Mies (D), Frank Stippler (D) and Markus Winkelhock (D) will this year contest in patron racing around a world. The dual former Le Mans winners and Audi bureau drivers Marcel Fässler (CH) and Benoît Tréluyer (F) will also be racing frequently in a Audi R8 LMS this year. They will accept support from 4 other drivers: a DTM drivers Jamie Green (GB), Nico Müller (CH), René Rast (D) and Mike Rockenfeller (D) also contest irregularly in GT racing.