1-2-3 win for Audi Sport teams in the ADAC GT Masters

Audi RS 3 LMS (TCR)

Third win of the season for the Audi RS 3 LMS and lead of the standings: In Italy, Audi’s entry-level touring car remains on course for success. Eric Brigliadori celebrated his third overall victory this year in the Italian racing series, which has a strong field of 25 participants, at the fourth race weekend of TCR Italy at Vallelunga. The young driver of the BF Motorsport team took the lead of the race from grid position one and did not relinquish it until the eleventh lap. A red flag after an accident ended the race prematurely. Brigliadori made the leap to the top from third place in the standings. After four of six race weekends, he leads both the series’ overall standings and the junior classification. The Audi customer team BF Motorsport is also leading the team classification.

Seventh podium result in Russia: Aleksej Dudukalo remains best Audi privateer in TCR Russia. Initially, the Russian from Lukoil Racing had led the first sprint on the sixth race weekend. On the Nring near the city of Nizhny Novgorod, he had started from pole position in the Audi RS 3 LMS and controlled the race even when it started to rain. Three laps before the end an opponent overtook him and Dudukalo crossed the finish line in second place. It was already the fifth podium place this season for the 43-year-old veteran. After two victories, two second places and one third place, the Russian lies in second place in the standings before the finale in Fort Grozny in October.

Class success in China: Team TSRT achieved a class win at the second round of the Zhuhai Motorsport Association (ZMA) club sport season. Liang Yongchao in the Audi RS 3 LMS decided the A5 class for himself and achieved fifth place overall in a field of eleven participants.

Coming up next week

24–26/09 Nürburgring (D), rounds 3 and 4, FIA WTCR

24–27/09 Nürburgring (D), 24-hour race 

25–26/09 Sachsenring (D), rounds 7 and 8, Spezial Tourenwagen-Trophy

25–27/09 Assen (NL), rounds 5 and 6, Audi Sport Seyffarth R8 LMS Cup

25–27/09 Zandvoort (NL), rounds 5 and 6, GT World Challenge Europe Sprint Cup

25–27/09 Monza (I), rounds 5 and 6, TCR Europe

25–27/09 Mid-Ohio (USA), rounds 6 and 7, IMSA Michelin Pilot Challenge

25–27/09 Mid-Ohio (USA), round 7, IMSA WeatherTech SportsCar Championship

25–27/09 Virginia (USA), round 6, Trans Am

26–27/09 Okayama (J), rounds 5 and 6, TCR Japan

26–27/09 Monza (I), rounds 5 and 6, GT Cup Open Europe