Yasser Shahin makes history with Audi Sport in Asia

Audi R8 LMS GT3

Podium on Phillip Island: In the finale of the Australian club racing CUE Enduro Super Series, an Audi Sport customer team achieved a podium finish. In the one-hour race, Gary Higgon and Dean Canto in an Audi R8 LMS ultra of the KFC team clinched third place on Phillip Island.

New exhibit at Bathurst: Starting this week, visitors of the National Motor Racing Museum at Bathurst will be able to admire a model from Audi Sport customer racing that has made history in Australia. For six months, the museum located at the legendary circuit at Mount Panorama will be displaying the Audi R8 LMS, the model with which Audi competed in the Bathurst 12 Hour since the 2011 season. The Melbourne Performance Centre – Audi Sport customer racing’s satellite in Australia – provided the GT3 sports car with the kangaroo wrap exactly matching the look of the winning model from 2012. Seven years ago, Christer Jöns, Christopher Mies and Darryl O’Young won the endurance race with Phoenix Racing. With a track record of three victories so far, Audi has been the most successful manufacturer in the GT3 era of this race that began there in 2011. Hence a “jubilee” is coming up on February 2, 2020: that’s when the Audi R8 LMS will compete in this endurance race for the tenth time.

Coming up 

07–08/12 Thunderhill (USA), 25h Thunderhill

13–14/12 Abu Dhabi (UAE), Gulf 12 Hours

13–15/12 Sepang (MAL), 28th to 30th round, WTCR – FIA World Touring Car Cup

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