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World Rally Champion in Audi R8 LMS ultra

World Rally Champion Sébastien Ogier will be using in a ADAC GT Masters as a guest entrant. The French Volkswagen competition driver, 2013 World Rally Champion and stream personality of a standings in a Polo R WRC, will be contesting turn 3 of a sports automobile series. His team-mate is a 2012 FIA GT1 World Champion Markus Winkelhock.

“I’m looking brazen to my initial competition in a Audi R8 LMS ultra of Team Prosperia C. Abt Racing,” says Sébastien Ogier. “I don’t know a Lausitzring nonetheless though visited a ADAC GT Masters during Oschersleben. The drivers’ margin is strong. In Markus Winkelhock, I’ve got a really quick and seasoned team-mate. We’ve already had a initial corner lecture and he showed me a cockpit. His tips assistance me start a weekend ideally prepared. Not to forget, a Audi and Prosperia C. Abt Racing were on lectern any time this season. With me as a rookie that’ll apparently be difficult, though I’m going to give my best.”

The 30-year-old Frenchman perceived some initial recommendation on Thursday. Following a corner print fire during a competition track, Winkelhock inducted a convene pro into a operation of a R8 LMS ultra. “In a box it’s improved not to run by a mud though to make certain we stay on a road,” jested a German. “But all teasing aside, it’s fascinating to contest alongside a universe star like Sébastien Ogier in a ADAC GT Masters. He’s not pushing here only for fun though is desirous and fervent to be successful. Plus, we’re pity one of a world’s best GT competition cars, a Audi R8 LMS ultra.”

“Such a swapping of roles between opposite motorsport disciplines of dual brands shows what possibilities are accessible within a Group,” says Prof. Dr.-Ing. Ulrich Hackenberg, Member of a Board of Management of AUDI AG, Technical Development. “When Sébastien Ogier assimilated Volkswagen we upheld him as best we could and he became World Rally Champion. Now he’s comparison a ADAC GT Masters and a Audi R8 LMS ultra in sequence to pursue new avenues on a guest run. We wish him a lot of success in this endeavor.”

Team Prosperia C. Abt Racing motionless a group sequence in a ADAC GT Masters in a preference final year and on a second competition weekend of a array dual weeks ago clinched 4 lectern places in a races during Zandvoort. At Lausitz, another 60-minute singular competition is scheduled on Saturday and Sunday, respectively. With 23 worldwide pretension wins to a credit given 2009 a Audi R8 LMS ultra is one of a many successful present-day GT3 sports cars.

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