GT3: Audi Sport second in South Africa
Three Audi R8 LMS cars in the top ten
“We had already experienced two absolutely open and fiercely contested 24-hour races this year at the Nürburgring and Spa. Now we’ve also experienced nine hours of captivating sport in a balanced field at the finale at Kyalami,” says Chris Reinke, Head of Audi Sport customer racing. “The teams showed flawless pit stops, our strategy fitted perfectly and our drivers were extremely strong.” Four brands ended up in the top four positions and all five brands competing in South Africa took turns chasing the fastest race lap time and again. Three Audi teams were among the fastest in the field. Kelvin van der Linde/Dries Vanthoor/Markus Winkelhock from Audi Sport Team WRT managed to do the fastest lap seven times during the race. The fact that the three Audi Sport drivers only finished eighth in the end was due to the fact that they had the misfortune of being involved in an accident through no fault of their own shortly after the start. The subsequent change of a track rod on the rear axle cost the team four laps but the three pros did not lack fighting spirit. They lapped back twice before the finish.
9h Kyalami, results documents to download
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