Audi Sport customer racing achieved a podium result when the legendary Guia Circuit in Macau played host to the FIA GT World Cup for the third time. Dutchman Robin Frijns from Audi Sport Team WRT, on his Macau debut, finished the weekend as the runner-up after having started from seventeenth place on the grid. He had to admit defeat by a mere 0.618 seconds.
Another title Down Under
The 2017 Australian GT Trophy Series was decided in favour of Audi customer Steven McLaughlan, who won both of the races with his Audi R8 LMS ultra during the final race weekend at Wakefield. Rod Salmon, another Audi customer, clinched second place in the standings. This is the third title for Audi in Australia this year following the successes of Geoff Emery in the Australian GT Championship and Matthew Stoupas in the Victorian State Circuit Racing Championships.
One week later, the Audi R8 LMS ultra was once again on top in Australia: During the annual “Island Magic” event at Phillip Island, the KFC team took a clean sweep: Matthew Stoupas won the opening sprint race and then teammate Daniel Gaunt won the second heat. The one-hour Victorian Tourist Trophy for Sports Cars race was won by Gary Higgon and Daniel Gaunt.
Audi R8 LMS GT4 presented in Dubai
Audi Sport customer racing showcased the Audi R8 LMS GT4 in the United Arab Emirates for the first time. The most recent product in the customer racing programme was one of the attractions at the Dubai International Motor Show. Audi Sport driver Markus Winkelhock presented the car on the opening day of the show.