Robin Frijns second with Audi in Macau on making his debut

In the FIA GT World Cup race on Sunday, Robin Frijns, on making his Macau debut, emphasized his class as a driver once again. He prudently kept clear of the duels at the front of the field, which resulted in various damaged vehicles, penalties and accidents, advanced to second place and posted the second-fastest race lap. It was three tenths of a second faster than the fastest lap of the subsequent winner, Edoardo Mortara, to whom Frijns had to admit defeat by only six tenths of a second at the finish. Nico Müller was unable to avoid a competitor who had spun in front of him, whereas Lucas di Grassi retired after contact with the track barrier. 

“This was a chaotic, though ultimately positive, conclusion of an outstanding GT season,” said Chris Reinke, Head of Audi Sport customer racing. “Following our major endurance race victories in the 24-hour races at the Nürburgring and at Spa, in the California 8 Hours, plus the class victory in the Petit Le Mans race at Road Atlanta, we would have liked to end the season with a victory in the sprint discipline as well. Unfortunately, it didn’t quite work out that way. Still, sincere congratulations to Audi Sport Team WRT and to Robin Frijns on his strong debut performance.” 

In addition to the individual endurance racing successes, Audi clinched an amazing 14 drivers’ titles in various championships around the globe with its customer teams this season. Currently, Audi Sport customer racing is preparing for the 2018 season beginning in January in which a model range of three race cars for customer sport teams, the Audi RS 3 LMS, the R8 LMS GT3 and the R8 LMS GT4, will be available for the first time. 

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