Audi customers lead tables in Australia and Russia

Audi RS 3 LMS (TCR)

On course for the title in Russia: Dmitry Bragin has taken the next step towards his title defence with a win in the TCR Russia. The champion from last year returned to the cockpit of an Audi RS 3 LMS on the Moscow Raceway in the sixth of seven rounds. He had set the best time already in qualifying, however he was moved to the back of the grid; he had changed the manufacturer for the second time this year. In Moscow, he competed again in the Audi RS 3 LMS that he had used in the first two event. In the first race, he improved to fifth place, whilst in the second race he took his fourth victory of the season with a two-second advantage. Bragin now has a 31-point lead before the finale in September.

First TCR class victory on the Nordschleife: The Audi RS 3 LMS prevailed for the first time at the ‘Green Hell’. The Møller Bil Motorsport team from Norway is the first victorious Audi customer in this class at a VLN race. At the fifth round of the series – the only 6-hour race on the calendar – Håkon Schjærin, Atle Gulbrandsen, Kenneth Østvold and Anders Lindstad won with a 1m 47s advantage.

Dates for next week

24–26/08 Le Castellet (F), Michelin Le Mans Cup 4th round

25–26/08 Assen (NL), DMV NES 500

25–27/08 Virginia (USA), WeatherTech SportsCar Championship 10th round

25–27/08. Portimão (P), 24H Endurance Series 6th round

25–27/08 Budapest (H), Blancpain GT Series Sprint Cup 4th round

25–27/08 Shanghai (CN), TCR Asia Series 5th round

26–27/08 Suzuka (J), Super GT 6th round