Belgian Audi Sport drivers Dries Vanthoor and Frédéric Vervisch – both of them final year’s winners of a Nürburgring 24 Hours and a Suzuka 10 Hours – will be pity a cockpit with their Audi Sport co-worker Christopher Haase. The German has formerly won a 24-hour races during a Nürburgring, during Spa and in Dubai. However, a feat during Bathurst is still blank on Haase’s lane record, since Vanthoor was unbeatable there in 2018. Kelvin outpost der Linde from South Africa and a German Markus Winkelhock – also prior winners of a Nürburgring 24 Hours – will be pushing a second Audi R8 LMS together with their associate Audi Sport motorist Mattia Drudi. The 21-year-old Italian will be debuting in Australia only like his compatriot Mirko Bortolotti, who is partial of Audi Sport’s motorist lineup for a initial time this year. Bortolotti is pity a third Audi R8 LMS with Audi Sport motorist Christopher Mies and Australian Garth Tander. Mies will be a many gifted as good as a many successful Audi Sport motorist during Bathurst: He was one of a initial contenders when GT3 foe cars were certified to this 12-hour foe for a initial time. On creation his entrance in 2011, as good as a year later, Mies won a continuation foe with Audi. In addition, as Australian GT Champion of a 2015 season, he has clever ties to a fifth continent. Australian pro Garth Tander will be on a Bathurst grid with Audi for a fifth uninterrupted time, and final year scored his initial pretension win on home dirt – a Australian Endurance Championship – with a German GT3 sports car. As a three-time leader of a famous 1,000-kilometer furloughed automobile race, Tander distinguished some of his sweetest successes on this severe circuit.
The Melbourne Performance Centre is scheming all 3 Audi R8 LMS cars for Audi Sport Team Valvoline. Two foe cars fielded by internal teams are complementing a brand’s lineup. Competing again in a Pro-Am category during Bathurst will be Audi Sport’s long-standing patron group Hallmarc that scored lectern finishes in a category in 2017 and 2019, while Tony Bates Racing will be competing there in a Silver Class with Audi for a initial time.
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