Three patron teams in sum are competing in a California 8 Hours in a Audi R8 LMS. Factory-supported are Audi Sport Team Land and Audi Sport Team Magnus. The patrol of Wolfgang Land from Niederdreisbach, Germany, will be racing with Californian motorist Connor De Phillippi and a dual Germans Christopher Haase and Christopher Mies. Audi Sport Team Magnus from Salt Lake City, Utah, is factory-supported for a initial time and relies on a dual Germans Pierre Kaffer and Markus Winkelhock, and a South African Kelvin outpost der Linde. Winkelhock, outpost der Linde, De Phillippi and Mies in a Audi R8 LMS jointly won a 24 Hours of Nürburgring and Winkelhock and Haase a 24 Hours of Spa this year.
One highwayman group completes a lineup. Belgian Audi Club Team WRT is putting an Audi R8 LMS on a grid for Dutchman Robin Frijns and Britons Jake Dennis and Stuart Leonard. In September, Frijns and Leonard with a group of Vincent Vosse won a Blancpain GT Series Sprint Cup, a many critical GT scurry racing array in Europe.
“We demeanour brazen to a initial revisit of a Intercontinental GT Challenge to a United States,” says Chris Reinke, Head of Audi Sport patron racing. “With 3 teams and a motorist lineup we’re in a really good position. Our aim is to say a lead of a standings on this mythological track.” Audi is a pretension defender in a Intercontinental GT Challenge and after dual of 4 rounds is heading a GT3 manufacturers’ sequence with a nine-point advantage. Christopher Haase in a tip mark of a drivers’ standings is one indicate forward of 5 drivers tied on points in position dual – including Jules Gounon and Audi Sport motorist Markus Winkelhock. Following dual giveaway practice, a pre-qualifying and a subordinate session, and a Super Pole shootout, a competition will be run on Sunday, Oct 15, from 9.30 AM to 5.30 PM internal time.
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