Saintéloc Racing celebrates first victory this season with the Audi R8 LMS

Audi R8 LMS GT4

First victory this season for Phoenix Racing: Title defender Phoenix Racing clinched its first victory this year with the Audi R8 LMS GT4 in round five of the GT4 European Series. Last year’s champion Nicolaj Møller Madsen from Denmark and his Swiss teammate Cédric Freiburghaus won the first race at Zandvoort with an advantage of 6.158 seconds. 

Position two in America: In round four of the Pirelli GT4 America West racing series, Team Rearden Racing achieved a podium finish with the Audi R8 LMS GT4. As the best team in the Am classification, Jeff Burton/Vesko Kozarov finished the second race runners-up. As a result, Rearden Racing is the second-best of ten squads in the teams’ classification while Burton/Kozarov are leading the Am drivers’ standings. 

Podium in the Eifel: Team Giti Tire Motorsport by WS Racing in round four of the VLN Endurance Championship Nürburgring took second place in its class. Thomas Leyherr/Bernd Hoemberg/Hendrik Still shared an Audi R8 LMS GT4 in the SP8 class.

Audi RS 3 LMS (TCR)

First victory for the Audi RS 3 LMS in Australia: On the third race weekend of the new TCR Australia racing series, Garth Tander achieved a breakthrough. The touring car pro won the first race at The Bend Motorsport Park with a one-second advantage, marking the first victory of the Audi RS 3 LMS on the fifth continent. In difficult conditions with rain at the beginning and end of the race, Tander temporarily dropped to fourth position following a half-spin, but fought back to the top spot. With two second places in the other two heats, the Australian rounded out a successful weekend on which he netted a total of 122 points as the highest point score of all drivers. As a result, his team, Melbourne Performance Centre, also won the Wolfchester Team Award for this event. 

Most successful weekend for the Audi RS 3 LMS in Scandinavia: With two victories, the Swedish Brink Motorsport team celebrated its so far best weekend with Audi in the TCR Scandinavia. At Falkenberg, Tobias Brink won the first race after the original winner, Robert Dahlgren, was retrospectively handed a penalty. Brink’s teammate, Andreas Wernersson, from pole position in race two scored his third victory this season. As a result, the Audi privateer in second position is separated from leader of the standings Dahlgren by only nine points, while Brink Motorsport has enlarged its advantage in the teams’ classification to 19 points. 

Klim Gavrilov new runner-up in the standings: The Audi RS 3 LMS has already achieved its third victory this season in the TCR Russia. Klim Gavrilov from Team Carville Racing celebrated his second victory this season on the fourth race weekend at the Kazanring. He won the first race from pole position with a 4.9-second advantage. As a result, he took the runner-up’s spot in the standings from Alexey Dudukalow, who in another Audi had previously scored one victory this season, but was chanceless at the Kazanring. After four of seven events, Gavrilov is 15 points off the top spot in the standings. 

Class victory at the Nürburgring: Team Bonk Motorsport in the fourth race of the VLN Endurance Championship Nürburgring scored its first class win this season with the Audi RS 3 LMS. Michael Bonk and Hermann Bock prevailed against six other competitors in the SP3T class and after 22 race laps on the Nordschleife had a 23.6-second advantage. 

Victory in Italy: In round five of the Coppa Italia Turismo, the BF Motorsport team claimed victory in the first race. Up-and-coming driver Jacopo Guidetti won the twelve-lap heat at Misano with a 2.4-second advantage in an Audi RS 3 LMS.

Podium in France: In the fourth round of the French Trophée Tourisme Endurance club racing series, Audi’s customer team Motorsport Développment clinched a trophy. At Dijon, Pierre-Etienne Chaumat/Mané Vignjevic finished runners-up in Group T4 after four hours of racing. 

Third place at Zandvoort: Team Bas Koeten Racing scored a podium finish with the Audi RS 3 LMS on the fourth race weekend of the Supercar Challenge. In the second race, Oscar Gräper achieved third place in his S1 class at Zandvoort.

Coming up next week

19–21/07 Mugello (I), rounds 5 and 6, Campionato Italiano GT Sprint

19–21/07 Mugello (I), rounds 7 and 8, TCR Italy

19–21/07 Mugello (I), round 4, TCR DSG Endurance

19–20/07 Lime Rock (USA), round 8, IMSA WeatherTech SportsCar Championship

19–20/07 Lime Rock (USA), round 6, IMSA Michelin Pilot Challenge

20–21/07 Autopolis (J), round 4, Super Taikyu Series

20–21/07 Red Bull Ring (A), round 9, FIA CEZ

20–21/07 Spa (B), rounds 9 and 10, British GT Championship

21–22/07 Spa (B), Spa GT4 Endurance Cup

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