The Audi RS 3 LMS proved its potential once more by taking victory on its debut in North America: C360R, with former Audi Sport TT Cup driver Paul Holton, winning the opening Pirelli World Challenge Touring Car race of the 2017 season in Virginia.
OD Racing and its duo of Mitch Gilbert and Aditya Patel opened Audi’s account in the new Blancpain GT Series Asia with pole position and victory at the inaugural race weekend, hosted at Sepang in Malaysia.
The fourth month of the year also saw the second title of the season being awarded to an Audi customer: Mohammed Bin Saud won the final round of the 2016–2017 Saudi GT Championship in Riyadh. In doing so, he was crowned as the drivers’ champion after winning four of the six races with his Audi R8 LMS during the winter season.
In the homeland of the brand with the four rings, the Nürburgring 24 Hours qualifying race not only saw one 1-2 victory, but two! Phoenix Racing won the six-hour event ahead of Audi Sport Team WRT at the challenging German circuit. Bonk Motorsport continued the Audi celebrations at the Nürburgring by finishing first and second in the TCR class with its two RS 3 LMS cars. More German success with Aust Motorsport and HCB-Rutronik Racing clinching wins in the DMV GTC rounds.
More victory trophies for the Audi customers running the Audi RS 3 LMS around the world: Jasper Thong from Hong Kong piloted an RS 3 LMS from Phoenix Racing Asia to victory in the second race weekend of the TCR Asia Series at Zhuhai in China. The success story in the national European TCR series included three wins for ComtoYou Racing in TCR Benelux at the legendary Spa-Francorchamps and a debut victory for Veloso Motorsport in the joint season opener of TCR Spain-Ibérico and TCR Portugal at Estoril.