“Audi has been active in motorsport on a top turn for generations,” says Stephan Winkelmann, Managing Director during Audi Sport with shortcoming for a Audi R and RS models that Audi sells underneath a “Audi Sport” label. “With a Audi R8 LMS, Audi Sport patron racing, in a really brief time, managed to build a successful patron competition module alongside a bureau commitments in a WEC and a DTM. The Audi R8 LMS has given turn a marketplace personality in a segment. We have a same skeleton for a Audi RS 3 LMS, that offers business an appealing event to get started in fascinating Audi racing.”
The Audi RS 3 LMS is being grown by Audi Sport patron racing for a TCR difficulty that is still comparatively new. In further to an general TCR series, with some of a races being hold as partial of a FIA Formula One World Championship ancillary program, some-more and some-more inhabitant racing array for TCR furloughed cars are being founded. Even vital continuation events such as a 24 Hours of Nürburgring are now including TCR classes.
“The TCR marketplace has even incomparable intensity than that of a GT3 category,” says Chris Reinke, Head of Audi Sport patron racing. “In 2016, there were 10 TCR array with races in 18 countries, and some-more and some-more array are being added. With a TCR chronicle of a RS 3 we’re also reaching countries where no GT3 races are held. The costs for a TCR competition automobile are really low. As a result, we’re going to win new business for Audi Sport as well. In terms of support and tools supply, they’ll advantage from a practice we’ve been entertainment with a Audi R8 LMS given 2009, that the GT3 business have come to appreciate.”