Last year, four participants won the “Road to Spa” prize: Andrew Haryanto, Bhurit Bhirombhakdi, Yasser Shahin and Jeffrey Lee will contest the 24 Hours of Spa in an Audi R8 LMS, the world’s major GT3 race, on July 27 and 28, 2019. This year, the series continues this idea with a new aim: Three drivers will again be able to win a seat, now for the 10 Hours of Suzuka in 2020. This year’s winner of the GT4 classification will contest the Shanghai SIC endurance race in an Audi R8 LMS GT4, alongside two pros, in 2020.
All of the cup participants will again enjoy comprehensive media coverage this year, including live broadcasts of the races that were watched by a total of 45 million people last year. Naturally, the one-make cup will also be present on social media platforms, which are used by more than 1.2 million subscribers. The attractive calendar this year includes two continents. The season will again open in Australia. 270,000 spectators visited the street circuit in Adelaide last year. Subsequently, two circuits in China – Zhuhai and Shanghai – are on the calendar before the one-make cup will race as part of the supporting program of the 10 Hours of Suzuka in Japan. For the finale, the participants will travel to Sepang in Malaysia.
2019 Audi Sport R8 LMS Cup calendar
March 02–03: Adelaide (AUS), rounds 1 and 2
May 04–05: Zhuhai (CN), rounds 3 and 4
June 01–02: Shanghai (CN), rounds 5 and 6
August 23–24: Suzuka (J), rounds 7 and 8
November 23–24: Sepang (MAL), rounds 9 and 10
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