VICTORIES FOR ALL MODELS
Building on its strong start in the 2019 WTCR – FIA World Touring Car Cup during April, the Audi RS 3 LMS continued to shine at the highest level of TCR competition with the seventh victory for the TCR race car from the brand with the four rings in this international world cup. Thanks to a strong charge by Audi Sport driver Frédéric Vervisch from Comtoyou Team Audi Sport, the Belgian won in commanding style on a damp track at the Slovakiaring.
The list of victories continued with Audi Sport customers winning races in TCR Russia, ADAC TCR Germany, TCR Scandinavia, TCR DSG Endurance, Coppa Italia Turismo, Canadian Touring Car Championship and China Endurance Championship, as well as more podiums worldwide.
In Australia, the Audi Sport customers enjoyed a very strong Australian GT Championship weekend at Barbagallo, where Ryan How and Geoff Emery, with Audi R8 LMS cars, each took one victory and a total of five podium finishes between them in the three sprint races. The reigning Australian GT champion, Emery, is within striking distance of the championship lead and How continues to lead the Trophy classification. More victories were also achieved in Australian club racing.
The Audi R8 LMS was also strong in Europe. In the Blancpain GT Series, the World Challenge Europe sprint racing season began at Brands Hatch, where Attempto Racing finished third in the weekend’s second race. One week later in the Endurance Cup at Silverstone, Belgian Audi Club Team WRT finished third after three hours of racing.
The ADAC GT Masters at Autodrom Most in the Czech Republic witnessed the first victory of the season for the Audi R8 LMS in the series. Newcomers HCB-Rutronik Racing celebrated its first win in the ADAC GT Masters with the duo of Audi Sport driver Kelvin van der Linde and Patric Niederhauser. The squad successfully ended the event on top of the drivers’ and teams’ standings.
The GT3 success story in Europe continued with the R8 LMS being driven to victory in the DMV GTC, Eset V4 Cup and club racing in Germany and Sweden – as well as taking strong podium results in the sprint and endurance races of the Italian GT Championship.
In Asia, podium results were achieved in the two Blancpain GT World Challenge Asia races in Thailand, followed by a class win in the China Endurance Championship a week later.
The GT4 version of the Audi R8 LMS was not to be outdone by its siblings in the Audi Sport customer racing stable and clinched victories in Canada, France, Great Britain, Austria and China during May.
The third weekend of the month turned out to be tremendous for the Audi R8 LMS GT4: Speedstar Motorsport opened the 2019 Canadian Touring Car Championship by winning both races overall at Mosport, whilst GT4 France victories were decided in favour of IMSA Performance and Saintéloc Racing at Pau, and a GT4 class victory for the Steller Performance team on its debut with an R8 LMS GT4 in the British GT Championship at Snetterton.
Adding to these triumphs were victories in the DMV GTC at the Red Bull Ring and in the Greater Bay Area GT Cup at Guangdong. More podium results were also achieved in Germany, the USA, Great Britain and Spain.
Audi Sport R8 LMS Cup: The second race weekend of the 2019 season at Zhuhai saw Australian Yasser Shahin clinching his first victory in the Audi Sport R8 LMS Cup. In the rain, the second race was won by Thai Bhurit Bhirombhakdi – making it four different winners in the opening four races of the season. Shahin is the new leader of the standings after two of five events. Victory in the GT4 classification went to the Chinese Li Lin in the first race and to Chan Hung Wai from Hong Kong in the second race.
Audi Sport Seyffarth R8 LMS Cup: As part of the supporting programme of the DTM season opener at Hockenheim, the first two races of the 2019 Audi Sport Seyffarth R8 LMS Cup season saw Audi Sport driver Rahel Frey putting in an impeccable performance by winning both heats.
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