Audi R8 LMS GT3
1-2 victory in the Nürburgring Langstrecken-Serie: Two teams from Audi Sport customer racing celebrated first and second place with the Audi R8 LMS in preparation for the Nürburgring 24 Hours. 16 changes in the lead marked the longest round of the NLS season with six hours of racing. Only in the last lap Audi Sport Team Land prevailed, after the leading Ferrari had to drive slowly to save fuel and cross the finish line at all. Nordschleife rookie Mattia Drudi had shared the cockpit of the victorious car with his Audi Sport teammates Christopher Mies and Kelvin van der Linde, who had clinched the pole position. The team of Wolfgang and Christian Land with a wealth of experience already celebrated its 25th victory at the NLS including the predecessor VLN series. Audi Sport Team Car Collection crossed the line only 3.9 seconds behind the winners. Audi factory driver Robin Frijns from the DTM had shared the cockpit of the Audi R8 LMS with the three Audi Sport drivers Mirko Bortolotti, Christopher Haase and Markus Winkelhock in Peter Schmidt’s team.
Uwe Alzen remains unbeaten with Audi: Former professional driver Uwe Alzen remains the measure of all things in the Spezial Tourenwagen Trophy in the 2020 season. On the third race weekend of the sports and touring car racing series at the Assen circuit in the Netherlands, the driver from Betzdorf won both sprints from pole position. In addition to the Spirit Race Team Uwe Alzen Automotive, Berthold Gruhn, another private driver in this popular sport category has been relying on the Audi R8 LMS for years. In the first race, the entrepreneur achieved third place and in the second sprint to second place, in each case a podium success in his class.
Audi R8 LMS GT4
Class success at the Nürburgring: The Giti Tire Motorsport by WS Racing team won the SP8 class as the only participant at the fifth round of the Nürburgring Langstrecken-Serie. In the cockpit of the Audi R8 LMS GT4, the privateers Henrik Bollerslev/Niklas Kry/Carrie Schreiner/Guido Wirtz took turns in the 6-hour race.
Audi Sport Seyffarth R8 LMS Cup
Maximilian Paul is the man to beat: After Tim Reiter had won both races at the season opener of the Audi Sport Seyffarth R8 LMS Cup, Maximilian Paul who returned to the one-make cup was unbeatable on the second weekend in the Czech Republic. In the first sprint race on the Most circuit, Kris Heidorn, another returnee, took the lead after the start of the race. But in the first corner, the 2018 champion left the racing line and had to let Maximilian Paul and last year’s champion Robin Rogalski pass. The fastest trio also crossed the finish line in this order. In the rainy second race, Paul had to defend himself almost the entire race distance against the attacks of Kris Heidorn, who finished second only half a second behind. Tim Reiter secured the trophy for third place after a lap-long duel against Robin Rogalski and leads the table with a 17-point lead over Tom Spitzenberger.
Coming up next week
04–06/09 Fuji (J), round 1, Super Taikyu Series
04–06/09 Road Atlanta (USA), round 5, IMSA Michelin Pilot Challenge
04–06/09 Road Atlanta (USA), round 6, IMSA WeatherTech SportsCar Championship
04–06/09 Hockenheim (D), round 4, 24H Series
05–06/09 Nürburgring (D), round 2, GT World Challenge Europe Endurance Cup
05–06/09 Brno (CZ), rounds 5 and 6, TCR Eastern Europe
05–06/09 Brno (CZ), round 2, TCR DSG Europe
05–06/09 Brno (CZ), rounds 5 and 6, Eset V4 Cup
05–06/09 Brno (CZ), rounds 7 and 8, FIA CEZ
05–06/09 Smolenskring (RU), rounds 9 and 10, TCR Russia
05–06/09 Sydney (AUS), rounds 5 and 6, New South Wales Production Sports Car Championship
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