Audi R8 LMS GT2
Media Day in Belgium: Audi Sport customer racing presented the R8 LMS GT2 on July 28 at the GT2 Media Day. The Stéphane Ratel Organisation (SRO) had invited media representatives and interested private drivers to the Spa circuit. Audi Sport had brought two examples of its most powerful customer racing car with 640 hp to Belgium. Interested customer racing drivers tested the racing car, Audi Sport driver Pierre Kaffer drove the model as a race taxi. Former professional driver Eric van de Poele as well as racing colleague Sam Dejonghe also used the opportunity to track test the Audi R8 LMS GT2 for two magazines. In total, the Audi R8 LMS GT2 covered almost 380 kilometers on this day.
Audi R8 LMS GT4
Remaining at the top of the standings: Tyler McQuarrie and Jeff Westphal remain leaders of the GS standings after the third round of the IMSA Michelin Pilot Challenge. The two Americans from Team CarBahn with Peregrine Racing finished third in the Audi R8 LMS GT4 at the Road America circuit in the US state of Wisconsin. After three of ten rounds of the season they remain championship leaders with a three-point lead.
Class victory in France: The Audi R8 LMS GT4 clinched its first class victory in the French club sport racing series Trophée Tourisme Endurance. The Milan Compétition team won the T5 category with Pierre Arraou/Denis Gibaud at the Albi circuit at the season opener after four hours of racing and achieved second place overall in the field of 23 teams.
Success on the Nordschleife: Team Giti Tire Motorsport by WS Racing was the only competitor in the SP8 class and clinched a class victory at the fourth round of the Nürburgring Endurance Series. Niklas Kry and the Dane Henrik Bollerslev completed 21 laps in the four-hour race with the Audi R8 LMS GT4.
Audi RS 3 LMS (TCR)
Two victories for BF Motorsport in Italy: Eric Brigliadori experienced a perfect race weekend at the second event of TCR Italy. The Audi privateer finished the first sprint at Misano on the track in second place. However, the race control later awarded him victory after having ruled out the victorious Hyundai driver Felice Jelmini due to a technical offence. In the second sprint Brigliadori in the Audi RS 3 LMS clinched a convincing victory under his own steam. The 20-year-old junior driver in the Audi defeated the leading Hyundai driver Marco Pellegrini with an overtaking maneuver on the inside of the last corner and crossed the finish line 1.1 seconds ahead of him. As a result, Brigliadori moved up to second place overall in the standings after two of six events and leads the junior classification.
Podium in the Eifel: The long-standing Audi customer team Bonk Motorsport collected another trophy on the Nordschleife. Michael Bonk and teammate Hermann Bock clinched third place in the SP3T class in a field of nine contenders at the fourth round of the Nürburgring Endurance Series in the Audi RS 3 LMS.
Coming up next week
06–08/08 Road America (USA), round 4, Trans Am
07–09/08 Misano (I), rounds 1 and 2, GT World Challenge Europe Sprint Cup
07–09/08 Misano (I), round 1, TCR DSG Italy Endurance
08–09/08 Misano (I), round 1, TCR DSG Europe
07–09/08 Sonoma (USA), rounds 6 to 8, TC America TCR
07–09/08 Sonoma (USA), rounds 6 to 8, GT4 America
08–09/08 Kazanring (RU), rounds 5 and 6, TCR Russia
08–09/08 Fuji (J), round 2, Super GT