Audi RS 3 LMS (TCR)
First victory in the STCC: On the second race weekend of the Scandinavian Touring Car Championship (STCC), an Audi driver celebrated a victory for the first time. Tobias Brink from Team Brink Motorsport in an Audi RS 3 LMS won race two at Anderstorp with a 1.9-second advantage.
Two successes in China: The Audi RS 3 LMS was unbeatable on the second race weekend of the Circuit Hero Series in China. At Zhuhai, in race one, Felipe Souza from Macau won the TCR class with an advantage of one tenth of a second ahead of Billy Lo. In round two, victory again went to Souza after the provisional winner, Billy Lo, received a penalty for jump-starting and dropped to fourth position.
Next hill-climb success: Luis Nunes remains unbeaten in his class in Portuguese hill-climb racing. On the fourth of eight race weekends of the Campeonato de Portugal de Montanha, the Rampa de Santa Marta round, the Portuguese in an Audi RS 3 LMS decided Division 4 of the touring cars in his favor, marking his fourth consecutive victory this season.
Podium in Italy: Plamen Kralev in an Audi RS 3 LMS clinched a trophy in the TCR Italy. The Team Kraf Racing privateer driver from Bulgaria had started from sixth place at Misano and advanced to position three in race one.
Traveling to Portugal with victory: Jean-Karl Vernay is traveling to round five of the WTCR – FIA World Touring Car Cup as the best Audi driver. The Frenchman is ranked in position four of the table and before the race at Vila Real is particularly motivated. Since his second victory this season at Zandvoort on May 21, he has clinched another success in an Audi RS 3 LMS: The 30-year-old pro won TCR Europe round five at Spa. A special feature is awaiting Vernay and his two fellow Audi Sport drivers Gordon Shedden and Frédéric Vervisch as well as Audi privateers Nathanaël Berthon, Denis Dupont and Aurélien Panis on the city street circuit in Portugal: The regulations prescribe a “Joker Lap.” The normal direction of traffic in a circle that is part of the city circuit is on the right-hand side but must be driven once on the left by all drivers in each race.
Coming up next week
23–24/06 Vila Real (P), rounds 13 to 15, WTCR – FIA World Touring Car Cup
23/06 Nürburgring (D), round 3, VLN Endurance Championship Nürburgring
22–24/06 Misano (I), rounds 5 and 6, Blancpain GT Series Sprint Cup
22–24/06 Misano (I), rounds 5 and 6, GT4 European Series
22–24/06 Road America (USA), rounds 6 and 7, Pirelli World Challenge GT
22–24/06 Road America (USA), rounds 5 and 6, Pirelli World Challenge GTS
23–24/06 Vila Real (P), rounds 3 and 4, TCR Portugal
23–24/06 Cerklje (SLO), rounds 7 and 8, FIA CEZ
23–24/06 Monza (I), round 3, 3 Ore Endurance Champions Cup
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