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Rising torment for Audi Sport in Japan

When a 10 Hours of Suzuka debuted on a IGTC calendar a year ago Audi Sport achieved a lectern outcome with Audi Sport Team Absolute Racing. The group from China is again fielding an Audi R8 LMS on interest of a brand. Like final year, a dual Germans Christopher Haase and Markus Winkelhock are racing for Ingo Matter and Fabien Fior’s team. They are pity a cockpit with their compatriot and associate Audi Sport motorist Christopher Mies. Vincent Vosse’s Audi Sport Team WRT from Belgium is fielding another Audi R8 LMS. The dual Belgians Dries Vanthoor and Frédéric Vervisch, who won a 24 Hours of Nürburgring this year, will be chasing points together with their South African Audi Sport teammate Kelvin outpost der Linde. 

Both competition cars foster a “25 years of RS models” theme. Besides a anniversary trademark and a car’s number, 25, a Audi R8 LMS from Audi Sport Team WRT is going to elicit memories of a mythological forerunner of all RS models with another particular common feature: a competition automobile will contest in Nogaro Blue livery, a tone that seemed for a initial time in 1994 with a Audi RS 2 and is still an identifier today. The competition automobile from Team Absolute Racing will seem in White, be designated as array 125 and also be noted by a widespread 25-year logo.

Audi Team Hitotsuyama is scheming a third Audi R8 LMS. Like final year, a group that frequently contests a Super GT racing array uses a continuation competition during home for an IGTC entry. Last year, a Briton Richard Lyons, a Belgian Alessio Picariello and a Japanese Ryuichiro Tomita, with ninth position on a grid, third in a early theatre of a competition and eighth in a final result, delivered a conspicuous performance. These 3 drivers will again competition in automobile array 21 as before. 

The Audi Sport R8 LMS Cup rounds out a brand’s coming in Japan. The racing series, that is now in a eighth year and a usually one-make crater worldwide to rest on GT3 competition cars, will reason a fourth of 5 events this deteriorate on visiting Japan. In dual scurry races, an early preference might be constructed in a pretension competition – in a GT3 category as good as with a GT4 sports cars. Both categories have seen 5 opposite winners in a initial 6 races. Currently, a Australian Yasser Shahin is heading a standings brazen of Alex Au from Hong Kong, a Australian Tony Bates and a Chinese Anthony Liu. The Japanese Audi Team AS Sport is creation a Cup entrance during Suzuka. Shozo Tagahara will be pushing a initial Audi R8 LMS GT4 marketed to a patron in Japan. The Cup participants and a drivers in a Intercontinental GT Challenge are equally looking brazen to a surprising Grand Prix circuit in a southwest of a Japanese categorical island Honshu. 18 rarely different turns, poignant betterment differences, and a blueprint in a figure of an 8 that causes a drivers to expostulate clockwise and counter-clockwise on any path all mount for a severe motorist track. 

The Audi Sport patron racing teams during Suzuka:

#21 Audi Team Hitotsuyama

Richard Lyons/Alessio Picariello/Ryuichiro Tomita

#25 Audi Sport Team WRT

Kelvin outpost der Linde/Dries Vanthoor/Frédéric Vervisch

#125 Audi Sport Team Absolute Racing

Christopher Haase/Christopher Mies/Markus Winkelhock

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