Audi Sport TT Cup with prominent guests at Zandvoort

Audi RS 3 LMS (TCR)

1-2 victory in the Eifel: After the third place in the first ADAC TCR Germany race at the Nürburgring achieved by the Dutchman Niels Langeveld in an Audi RS 3 LMS from the Racing One team, the brand with the four rings was once again in form on Sunday: Antti Buri (LMS Racing) won the second race after moving forward from second place on the grid thanks to a good start, finishing the race on top, for the first time this season. Behind Buri, the 18-year-old South African Sheldon van der Linde (AC 1927 Mayen e.V. im ADAC) finished runner-up, successfully defending against the attacks from his pursuers. 

Three victories in TCR China: The season opener of the new TCR China Series saw the New Faster Team taking a clean sweep. The Audi customer team won the weekend’s first sprint race with Huang Chu Han taking victory in an Audi RS 3 LMS ahead of his teammate Andy Yan in third place. Yan then won the second sprint race and he also took victory in the 60-minute race one day later. 

Podium in Smolensk: At the fifth race weekend of the TCR Russia Series, Irek Minnakhmetov finished third in the second race of the weekend. The Russian was driving an Audi RS 3 LMS from the STK Chingiskhan team. 

Hot laps for charity: The nine-time Le Mans winner Tom Kristensen took to the streets of Copenhagen behind the wheel of an Audi RS 3 LMS during the Copenhagen Historic Grand Prix. During the two-day event, the Dane took passengers for hot laps in the TCR race car in the “Race for Riget” charity event for the “Rigshospitalet” hospital. The Audi R18 e-tron quattro with which Tom Kristensen won his ninth Le Mans 24 Hours in 2013 was also on display alongside the Audi RS 3 LMS. 

Ten Audi RS 3 LMS for the Adria International Raceway: The Adria International Raceway in Italy has acquired ten Audi RS 3 LMS cars. Mario Altoè, Director of the circuit south of Venice, received the first five TCR racing cars with the four rings on July 19 in Neuburg an der Donau. “We are delighted to deliver race cars for the first time to a track operator who is closely connected to TCR touring car racing and who is planning some exciting projects for the future,” says Chris Reinke, Head of Audi Sport customer racing. At Adria, there is already today a TCR International Academy for junior talents, and on October 28 and 29, the best TCR drivers from the continent will fight for the European crown at the TCR Trophy Europe – a single event on the Adria International Raceway.

Dates for next week

11–13/08 Utah (USA), Pirelli World Challenge SprintX/TC 7th and 8th rounds

11–13/08 Karlskoga (S), TCR Scandinavia 13th to 15th rounds

11–13/08 Karlskoga (S), Swedish GT Championship 5th and 6th rounds