Season opener for title defender Audi in Australia

Five teams with drivers from Australia and New Zealand complete the lineup of the four rings. They include Greg Taylor and Nathan Antunes from Team GT Motorsport. Last year, the two Australians together with another contender clinched victory in the amateur class at Bathurst when the new Audi R8 LMS debuted in Australia.

For the first time, the regular qualifying session will be followed by a shootout for the top ten grid positions. This competition, as well as the full race on Sunday, will be broadcast live by the local television channel 7mate. Around the globe, viewers can watch live streaming of the race provided by the organizer at Following the opener in Australia, there are three other rounds scheduled on the Intercontinental GT Challenge calendar, at Spa/Belgium (July 29–30), Laguna Seca/USA (October 14–15) and Sepang/Malaysia (December 9–10).

Audi teams at Bathurst

#2 Audi R8 LMS ultra (DJS Racing), GT3 AM

James Bergmüller/Samuel Fillmore/Daniel Stutterd (AUS/NZ/AUS)

#3 Audi R8 LMS (Team ASR), GT3 Pro-AM

Daniel Gaunt/Matt Halliday/Ash Samadi (NZ/NZ/AUS)

#5 Audi R8 LMS (GT Motorsport), GT3 AM

Nathan Antunes/Elliot Barbour/Greg Taylor (AUS/AUS/AUS)

#9 Audi R8 LMS (Hallmarc), GT3 Pro-AM

Marc Cini/Dean Fiore/Lee Holdsworth (AUS/AUS/AUS)

#45 Audi R8 LMS (Supabarn), GT3 AM

Simon Evans/James Koundouris/Theo Koundouris/Marcus Marshall (NZ/AUS/AUS/AUS)

#74 Audi R8 LMS (Jamec Pem Racing), GT3 Pro

Christopher Haase/Christopher Mies/Garth Tander (D/D/AUS)

#75 Audi R8 LMS (Jamec Pem Racing), GT3 Pro

Robin Frijns/Frank Stippler/Markus Winkelhock (NL/D/D)