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Audi Sport customer racing 2019

Audi’s customer racing program began in 2009. Initially, Audi Sport customer racing with the R8 LMS focused on the globally growing GT3 category. At the end of 2016, the teams were able to purchase the Audi RS 3 LMS for the TCR touring car class for the first time. Since the end of 2017, the Audi R8 LMS GT4 has been an additional pillar of the customer racing program. In 2019, Audi Sport presents the R8 LMS GT2. Hence the current program rests on four pillars.

Recent Press Releases

  • 08/03/20
    Sports

    Audi “quattro”: Fourth victory for the R8 LMS in just two weeks

    Within just 14 days, Audi Sport customers celebrated four major victories in Europe’s most important GT3 racing series. After having won the season opener in Italian endurance racing two weeks ago and the GT World Challenge Europe a week ago, the Audi R8 LMS now also prevailed in the season opener of the ADAC GT Masters and in the Sprint Series of the Italian GT Championship in one race each.
  • 07/27/20
    Sports

    Strong start to European endurance season for Audi R8 LMS

    Audi Sport made a strong showing with its customers in Europe, Japan and Canada. The opening victory of the Belgian Audi Club Team WRT in the most fiercely contested endurance racing series in Europe was the highlight of the fourth weekend in July.
  • 07/20/20
    Sports

    Audi R8 LMS wins in Italy, America and Spain

    Audi Sport Italia made a strong start in the Italian GT Championship in an endurance race that was fiercely contested all the way to the end. Two GT4 exploits and one podium result each for the Audi R8 LMS GT2 and the Audi RS 3 LMS round off the weekend’s success.
  • 02/02/20
    Sports

    Disappointing season opener for Audi Sport

    At the incredibly thrilling season-opening round of the Intercontinental GT Challenge (IGTC), Audi Sport fell short of its own expectations. After racing cars from seven different manufacturers had qualified in the top ten, Audi headed into the Bathurst 12-hour race feeling optimistic. However, setbacks hampered all three of Audi Sport Team Valvoline’s racing cars. The best result for the Audi R8 LMS was achieved by the Australian customer team Hallmarc, claiming third place in its class.
  • 01/26/20
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    Strong weekend for Audi Sport at Daytona

    Race success in the USA: The Audi customer team WRT Speedstar Audi Sport scored third place with its Audi R8 LMS in the strongly-supported GTD class at the 24 Hours of Daytona. Audi Sport drivers Mirko Bortolotti and Dries Vanthoor, who shared the cockpit of the number 88 entry with Rolf Ineichen and Daniel Morad, at times led the class and finished the race on the podium. Audi Sport customer racing celebrated a podium lock-out in the support race: At the season opener of the Michelin Pilot Challenge, three Audi RS 3 LMS occupied the top positions of the TCR class after the four-hour race.
  • 01/13/20
    Sports

    Audi Sport with strong lineup for tenth Bathurst anniversary

    For the first time, Audi Sport Team Valvoline is tackling the most important endurance race in Australia with three Audi R8 LMS. At the opening event of the Intercontinental GT Challenge (IGTC), the only worldwide GT3 racing series, eight Audi Sport drivers will be on the grid together with Australian pro Garth Tander.
  • 01/11/20
    Sports

    Two podium finishes and class victory for Audi Sport in Dubai

    Heavy rain and a flooded track meant that the organizers of the Dubai 24 Hours had to end the event early with the red flag after 7:17 hours of racing and 168 driven laps. At this time, Team Car Collection Motorsport with the Audi R8 LMS was in the overall runner-up’s spot while Team MS7 by WRT was in position three. Team AC Motorsport claimed victory in the TCR classification. The Belgian squad caused the Audi RS 3 LMS to score its second success in class in Dubai.
  • 12/20/19
    Sports

    Audi R8 LMS GT2 deliveries have begun

    Green light for the fourth model range: Following the start of production, Audi Sport customer racing began deliveries of the first Audi R8 LMS GT2 cars shortly before Christmas. The race car will be assembled at Böllinger Höfe site – in the same factory as the road-approved models. It is directly derived from the Audi R8 Spyder V10 performance quattro (combined fuel consumption l/100 km*: 13.3; combined CO2 emissions g/km: 301).
  • 12/19/19
    Sports

    Strong season for Audi Sport customer racing

    Thanks to its teams Audi Sport customer racing in 2019 clinched 578 trophies, including 237 victories, in more than 750 races around the globe. For the first time, four models were fielded – the Audi RS 3 LMS as well as the GT2, GT3 and GT4 versions of the Audi R8 LMS.
  • 12/15/19
    Sports

    Mixed feelings for Audi Sport customer racing in WTCR finale

    In the WTCR – FIA World Touring Car Cup finale in Malaysia, all four drivers of Audi Sport customer racing experienced a roller coaster ride in the qualifying sessions and the races. Fightbacks in all three races showed what was possible, but unfavorable grid positions and racing misfortune shaped Audi’s weekend. For instance, a defect before the start prevented a possible podium finish by Frédéric Vervisch in the second of three races. In the end, third position claimed by the Belgian in the last race remained as the best result for the Audi RS 3 LMS at Sepang.
  • 12/11/19
    Sports

    Audi Sport customer racing realigns WTCR commitment for 2020

    After two years in the WTCR – FIA World Touring Car Cup, Audi Sport customer racing is realigning its commitment. The company is pursuing plans to retain the presence of the Audi RS 3 LMS on the world’s highest-level TCR stage in the 2020 season, albeit as part of an all-privateer program.
  • 12/02/19
    Sports

    Audi Sport driver lineup complete for 2020

    Audi Sport customer racing is taking on a challenging international program with a strengthened driver squad. Two new signings will complement the Audi Sport GT driver lineup in strategic commitments and customer programs next year.
  • 11/25/19
    Sports

    Yasser Shahin makes history with Audi Sport in Asia

    Yasser Shahin has won the Audi Sport R8 LMS Cup at the finale in Malaysia. After the one-make cup has ended, 2020 will mark the beginning of a new motorsport era for Audi Sport customer racing Asia, in which privateers can look forward to an attractive incentive program.
  • 11/23/19
    Sports

    Missed chance for Audi Sport in South Africa

    The 9 Hours of Kyalami in South Africa provided a new setting with a highly varied endurance racing competition for the finale of the Intercontinental GT Challenge (IGTC). Audi Sport customer racing missed its chance of clinching a sixth title in this racing series, as several setbacks repeatedly caused both Audi R8 LMS to lose ground and in the end forced them to settle for positions four and eleven. In the manufacturers’ classification, Audi placed third.
  • 11/19/19
    Sports

    Audi Sport in South Africa with two “fast zebras”

    Grand finale at the debut in South Africa: The Intercontinental GT Challenge (IGTC) is visiting the African continent for the first time from November 21 to 23, on the occasion of closing its season. Audi Sport customer racing will have the chance of winning its sixth title in the only worldwide GT3 racing series there. Two teams and six drivers are representing Audi Sport on the circuit at Kyalami between Johannesburg and Pretoria.
  • 11/18/19
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    Further worldwide successes for Audi Sport

    On the third weekend in November, the customers of Audi Sport customer racing celebrated race victories and a title in Australia, New Zealand and Macau, and successes in class in Texas.
  • 11/17/19
    Sports

    Podium result for Audi Sport in Macau

    Audi Sport customer racing is returning from the race weekend in Macau with a trophy. The most successful Audi Sport driver was Jean-Karl Vernay in an Audi RS 3 LMS, who finished the WTCR – FIA World Touring Car Cup in third position. In the FIA GT World Cup, Phoenix Racing, on clinching two fifth places, scored the best result of the Audi R8 LMS.
  • 11/11/19
    Sports

    Three more titles for Audi Sport customers

    Audi Sport customer racing with its customers in Australia, Japan and Spain scored three more title wins with three different race car models.
  • 11/08/19
    Sports

    Audi Sport in Macau with 13 race cars

    As the most successful manufacturer to date, Audi is aiming to score its fifth win of the GT race in Macau within the FIA GT World Cup. At the same time, the brand will be on the grid in three other competitions, including the WTCR – FIA World Touring Car Cup, to be held in the Chinese Special Administration Region from November 14 to 17.
  • 11/06/19
    Models

    Even sharper and more striking: The Audi R8 V10 RWD and the Audi R8 LMS GT4

    From special series to standard range: The Audi R8 V10 with rear-wheel drive (combined fuel consumption in l/100 km: 13.1–12.9 (18.0–18.2 US mpg); combined CO2 emissions in g/km: 293–299 (471.5–481.2 g/mi)) is advancing to a permanent model. In this context, its exterior is being redesigned to make it even more striking: It will be fitted with the same new features as the R8 V10 quattro models**. The V10 mid-engine, which delivers 397 kW (540 PS) here, and the rear-wheel drive offer a puristic kind of driving pleasure. The near-production-level Audi R8 LMS GT4 racing car, which also features rear-wheel drive, is being released at the same time, with a new design and noticeable optimizations in terms of vehicle dynamics. The customer sport racing car for the international GT4 category will offer private drivers even more precise adjustment options in the future.
  • 11/04/19
    Sports

    Audi Sport customers celebrate titles in FIA Motorsport Games and in New Zealand

    In the inaugural FIA Motorsport Games, a race car from Audi Sport customer racing contributed to Russia’s victory in the overall classification. The Audi RS 3 LMS won the decisive gold medal. In New Zealand, the IMS team successfully defended the title with the Audi R8 LMS on the South Island.
  • 10/28/19
    Sports

    Title successes for Audi Sport customers in Asia

    Audi Sport customer racing celebrated two title successes in Asia with its customer teams. In the Thailand Super Series, Sandy Stuvik secured the drivers’ title while his B-Quik Racing team won the teams’ championship. In the TCR China, Huang Chu Han won the drivers’ title in an Audi RS 3 LMS, and his New Faster team the teams’ classification.
  • 10/27/19
    Sports

    First podium for Audi Sport driver Niels Langeveld in FIA WTCR

    On the eighth race weekend of the WTCR – FIA World Touring Car Cup in Japan, Audi Sport driver Niels Langeveld celebrated his so far best result. The Dutchman from Comtoyou Team Audi Sport led the first race at Suzuka after the start and went on to finish runner-up. In the second and third races, Jean-Karl Vernay from Leopard Racing Team Audi Sport as the best driver of an Audi RS 3 LMS still scored two spots in the top ten in spite of unfavorable grid positions.
  • 10/21/19
    Sports

    Successful close of the season in DMV GTC for Audi Sport customers

    Audi Sport customer racing celebrated GT3, GT4 and TCR class victories in America, Europe, Australia and New Zealand with its teams on the third weekend in October.
  • 10/17/19
    Sports

    Audi employees in Ingolstadt celebrate DTM Champion René Rast and successes in GT racing

    With a unique activity, the employees at Audi’s Ingolstadt location celebrated Audi’s triple title win in the 2019 DTM and the successes of Audi Sport customer racing in the GT category: for the first time ever, race cars were driven through the production halls of the Ingolstadt plant on such an occasion.
  • 10/14/19
    Sports

    Eight titles for Audi Sport customer racing

    On the second weekend in October, Audi Sport customer racing together with its customer teams celebrated a total of eight title successes worldwide, in the United States, France, Italy and the Central European region.
  • 10/07/19
    Sports

    Robin Rogalski wins Audi Sport Seyffarth R8 LMS Cup

    Robin Rogalski is the winner of the 2019 Audi Sport Seyffarth R8 LMS Cup. As a reward for his performances the up-and-coming driver will be given the opportunity of participating in a DTM test. On the first weekend in October, Audi Sport customer racing with its teams additionally celebrated successes in the GT3 and TCR disciplines.
  • 09/30/19
    Sports

    Victories for Audi Sport in Australia, China, Germany and Japan

    The teams from Audi Sport customer racing ended the month of September with strong performances. Four victories of the Audi R8 LMS and three of the Audi RS 3 LMS shaped a successful race weekend on three continents.
  • 09/23/19
    Sports

    Endurance title for Audi Sport in Australia

    On the circuit at Sandown in Australia, Geoff Emery and Garth Tander in an Audi R8 LMS won the Australian Endurance Championship on the weekend. In addition, Audi Sport customer racing clinched trophies in France, Italy, New Zealand and Spain with its teams.
  • 09/16/19
    Sports

    Fourth title for Audi Sport in ADAC GT Masters

    Title decision in the ADAC GT Masters: Kelvin van der Linde/Patric Niederhauser in an Audi R8 LMS from HCB-Rutronik Racing, on scoring a victory at Hockenheim on the race weekend before the finale, managed to win the drivers’ classification early. Worldwide, the weekend saw teams from Audi Sport customer racing celebrating victories and podium finishes with the Audi R8 LMS, the Audi R8 LMS GT4 and the Audi RS 3 LMS.
  • 09/15/19
    Sports

    Difficult weekend for Audi Sport in China

    Unfavorable positions in both qualifying sessions deprived Audi Sport customer racing of better results on the seventh race weekend of the WTCR – FIA World Touring Car Cup in China. In the end, seventh place clinched by Frédéric Vervisch following a display of fighting spirit in the third race was the best result for the Audi RS 3 LMS at Ningbo.
  • 09/09/19
    Sports

    Victorious weekend for Audi Sport at Brno

    Audi Sport customer racing delivered a strong performance on the race track at Brno thanks to its customer team Olimp Racing. In the FIA CEZ, the GT3 sports cars of the Polish team won two sprint events and one endurance race.
  • 09/02/19
    Sports

    Two victories for the Audi R8 LMS in Thailand

    Following two victories in the Thailand Super Series, Audi Sport customer racing with Team B-Quik Racing for the first time is setting its sights on the title. At the same time, the Audi RS 3 LMS in customers’ hands has won sprint events and endurance races on three continents.
  • 08/26/19
    Sports

    Audi R8 LMS GT4 wins first title in 2019 in Canada

    The Audi R8 LMS GT4 is leaving its mark on the racing scene in the north of the American continent. While Parker Thompson won the first title for the GT4 model from Audi Sport customer racing in Canada a driver pairing in the IMSA Michelin Pilot Challenge in another Audi R8 LMS GT4 extended its lead of the standings shortly before the end of the season.
  • 08/25/19
    Sports

    Audi Sport wins 10 Hours of Suzuka

    Jubilation in Japan: Kelvin van der Linde/Dries Vanthoor/Frédéric Vervisch celebrated victory in the 10 Hours of Suzuka, which makes for high suspense in the title race of the world’s only GT3 racing series before the finale in November. Frédéric Vervisch, in third position, is now only six points off the top spot. Christopher Haase/Christopher Mies/Markus Winkelhock were running in second position until the last hour of racing before dropping back to seventh due to a delayed refueling stop.
  • 08/19/19
    Sports

    Three Audi drivers extend lead of the standings

    The drivers and teams from Audi Sport customer racing were happy not only in the ADAC GT Masters and the ADAC TCR Germany at the Nürburgring. A victory in Sweden and two podium finishes in Russia rounded out a successful weekend.
  • 08/16/19
    Sports

    Rising suspense for Audi Sport in Japan

    The Intercontinental GT Challenge that has been held since 2016 is as thrilling as never before: three different winners in the first three rounds, plenty of variety in the point-rankings, an intensifying title race, and Audi Sport in contention at the front. In the 10 Hours of Suzuka on August 25, the brand and its drivers intend to make the next move in the crucial phase of battling for the title.
  • 08/12/19
    Sports

    One-two result and lead of the standings for Audi in ADAC GT Masters

    Audi Sport customer racing together with Team Montaplast by Land-Motorsport celebrated the first one-two result of the Audi R8 LMS in the ADAC GT Masters. Another customer team – HCB-Rutronik Racing – extended its lead of the standings with the Audi R8 LMS.
  • 08/05/19
    Sports

    Audi customer teams celebrate victories and podium finishes worldwide

    Audi Sport customer racing was successful worldwide with the Audi RS 3 LMS and the Audi R8 LMS in various racing series.
  • 07/29/19
    Sports

    Sensational victory of the Audi R8 LMS GT4 in GT4 France

    Audi Sport customer racing remains on course for success with the Audi R8 LMS GT4 in the GT4 France racing series. After a disappointing qualifying, Gregory Guilvert/Fabien Michal clinched an unusual victory from the last row of the grid in a field of 39 race cars.
  • 07/28/19
    Sports

    Audi Sport after 24 Hours of Spa in fourth place of the standings with Christopher Haase

    At Spa in 2019, Audi Sport customer racing was battling for its third 24-hour race victory this season. At the end of a race that was dominated by freak weather conditions and interrupted for several hours by heavy rain, the Audi R8 LMS, with the leading position having been maintained by Audi DTM drivers Robin Frijns/Nico Müller/René Rast in the gripping final stage, again proved its powerful performance capacity. Even so, drivers and teams were deprived of a podium finish in the overall classification. In the end, though, Audi Sport Team Saintéloc with the best Audi R8 LMS achieved third position on the list of IGTC teams entered and fourth overall.
  • 07/27/19
    Sports

    Prominent appearance of the Audi R8 LMS GT2 at Spa

    Just three weeks following its world premiere at the Goodwood Festival of Speed in the United Kingdom, the new Audi R8 LMS GT2 attracted attention at the world’s biggest GT race in Belgium. With 72 entrants, the 24 Hours of Spa is unique and regarded as the highlight of the Blancpain GT Series Endurance Cup in Europe as well as the worldwide Intercontinental GT Challenge.
  • 07/22/19
    Sports

    Audi privateer drivers are new leaders of IMSA standings

    After the sixth of ten rounds, Audi Sport customer racing for the first time took the lead in the hard-fought GS class of the IMSA Michelin Pilot Challenge with Team Carbahn Motorsports and drivers Tyler McQuarrie/Jeff Westphal.
  • 07/19/19
    Sports

    Eleven Audi R8 LMS in the 2019 24 Hours of Spa

    The 24 Hours of Spa from July 25 to 28 is a GT3 event of mammoth proportions: 72 race cars from eleven manufacturers are going to battle for victory in the most important GT3 endurance race of the year. The elite of endurance racing will be assembled in Belgium, plus many drivers from the DTM, the FIA WEC and other international racing series. Audi Sport customer racing will be on the grid of the iconic race for the eleventh time and since 2011 has clinched four overall victories and won the Coupe du Roi as the best manufacturer on three occasions.
  • 07/18/19
    Sports

    Anatomy of a winner: How the Audi R8 LMS scored victory in the 24 Hours of Nürburgring

    The race car with which Audi Sport customer racing won the 24 Hours of Nürburgring for the fifth time has an unusual history. It stands for the performance capability of a concept that customers benefit from all over the world.
  • 07/15/19
    Sports

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

    Audi Sport customer racing has every reason to celebrate in the middle of July: The Audi R8 LMS GT3 drove to an important victory in Europe and is also the car that the leaders of the standings in Australia rely on. On the same continent, the Audi RS 3 LMS also scored its first victory, while Phoenix Racing clinched its first success this year with the Audi R8 LMS GT4.
  • 07/08/19
    Sports

    First victories this season for Audi in Japan and in North America

    The month of July started with excellent results for the Audi R8 LMS in Japan, Germany and Portugal, and with victories for the Audi RS 3 LMS in North America, China and Italy.
  • 07/07/19
    Sports

    30 points for Audi Sport in Portugal

    Audi Sport customer racing managed to end a difficult sixth race weekend in the WTCR – FIA World Touring Car Cup on a positive note. Jean-Karl Vernay achieved a fourth and a fifth position in the two races in Portugal on Sunday. As a result, the Frenchman from Leopard Racing Team Audi Sport moved up from eleventh to ninth position in the standings, now ranking two points behind his fellow Audi Sport driver Frédéric Vervisch.
  • 07/05/19
    Sports

    Premiere of the Audi R8 LMS GT2 at Goodwood Festival of Speed

    Audi Sport customer racing delivers fascination galore with the Audi R8 LMS GT2 at the Goodwood Festival of Speed. Oliver Hoffmann, CEO of Audi Sport GmbH, Chris Reinke, Head of Audi Sport customer racing and nine-time Le Mans winner Tom Kristensen together with the Duke of Richmond – the organizer of the Goodwood Festival of Speed – unveiled the new sports car. The expert audience enthusiastically watched the premiere of the sports car with an output of 470 kW (640 hp) – the most powerful one in the eleven-year history of the customer racing program.
  • 07/01/19
    Sports

    First victory of the Audi R8 LMS in Blancpain GT Series this season

    Audi Sport customer racing scored further successes with its customer teams last weekend. In round two of the Blancpain GT World Challenge Europe, the Audi R8 LMS drove to its first victory this season. The Audi R8 LMS GT4 triumphed again in the Canadian Touring Car Championship and clinched podium finishes in the United States as well. In addition, several top-three results went to the Audi RS 3 LMS.
  • 07/01/19
    Sports

    Audi Sport customer racing in the 24 Hours of Spa

    For the 24 Hours of Spa from July 25 to 28, Audi Sport customer racing expects more than ten Audi R8 LMS on the grid. The 24-hour race is part of the Blancpain GT Series Endurance Cup. It is also the third in five rounds of the Intercontinental GT Challenge for which Audi Sport has nominated four race cars.
  • 06/27/19
    Sports

    Facts pertaining to Audi Sport’s fifth victory in the 24 Hours of Nürburgring

    On June 23, Audi Sport customer racing celebrated its fifth victory in the 24 Hours of Nürburgring. Background information and facts pertaining to this success.
  • 06/24/19
    Sports

    International successes for Audi customer teams

    While Audi Sport customer racing won the 24 Hours of Nürburgring, customer teams clinched international successes on the same weekend. The Audi R8 LMS, the Audi R8 LMS GT4 and the Audi RS 3 LMS achieved numerous podium finishes in Europe, Asia and Australia on the race weekend.
  • 06/23/19
    Sports

    Audi Sport wins 24 Hours of Nürburgring for the fifth time

    The 47th running of the 24 Hours of Nürburgring was a thriller up until the last second: Following a turbulent final stage, the number 4 Audi R8 LMS won the battle with last year’s winning team from Porsche with a one-lap advantage. For Audi Sport Team Phoenix based at the Nürburgring, this marked the third victory with Audi and the fifth in the team’s 20-year history.
  • 06/22/19
    Sports

    Best FIA WTCR weekend for Audi Sport at home round

    Audi Sport has every reason to be pleased: Halfway through the WTCR – FIA World Touring Car Cup season the brand celebrated its best result to date. In the supporting program of the 24-hour race at the Nürburgring, Audi Sport drivers Frédéric Vervisch, Niels Langeveld, Jean-Karl Vernay and Gordon Shedden combined scored 90 points – 16 points more than on Audi’s previously best weekend at the Slovakiaring.
  • 06/17/19
    Sports

    Victories for the Audi R8 LMS at the Nürburgring

    Audi Sport customer racing experienced another good weekend with its customers: The Audi R8 LMS achieved its fifth sprint and second endurance racing victory in the DMV GTC series at the Nürburgring. Plus, the Audi R8 LMS GT4 and the Audi RS 3 LMS clinched victories and further trophies on the weekend.
  • 06/14/19
    Sports

    Audi Sport customer racing shoots for fifth victory at the Nürburgring

    For Audi Sport customer racing, the entire racing event revolving around the Nürburgring 24 Hours again marks a weekend of superlatives this year: From June 20 to 23, seven teams will be competing with a total of ten customer race cars from Audi that represent the entire breadth of the current model range. In two other racing series, far more than a dozen race drivers are relying on Audi as well. At the huge public event in the Eifel, the brand is going to offer to fans an even more attractive program on the Audi Sport Campus this year.
  • 06/10/19
    Sports

    Audi Sport customer teams in top spots of standings in four series

    The Audi R8 LMS proved its class in the Australian GT Championship, in the ADAC GT Masters and in the Thailand Super Series. Victories in the TCR Europe, the ADAC TCR Germany and the GT4 America top off a successful weekend of Audi Sport customer racing.
  • 06/03/19
    Sports

    Audi RS 3 LMS wins Fuji 24 Hours

    The Audi RS 3 LMS is experiencing its best season in Japan and remains unbeaten in the third consecutive race in the TCR category of the Super Taikyu Series.
  • 05/27/19
    Sports

    Fifth victory for Audi R8 LMS in DMV GTC

    For the fifth time this season, the Audi R8 LMS won in the DMV GTC club racing series, which combines sprint and endurance competitions. In other club racing events, Audi Sport’s GT3 sports car was unbeatable last weekend as well.
  • 05/24/19
    Sports

    Six Audi R8 LMS GT3 in Nürburgring 24 Hours

    Audi Sport customer racing competes with its customers for the eleventh time in the Nürburgring 24 Hours. In Germany’s major auto race from June 20 to 23, three teams with five current Audi R8 LMS cars, plus a first-generation Audi R8 LMS of a privateer team, will be on the grid.
  • 05/20/19
    Sports

    Victories for all three models from Audi Sport customer racing

    All three race cars from the current model range in the customer’s hand came out on top in worldwide motorsport competitions this past racing weekend.
  • 05/19/19
    Sports

    Disappointment for Audi in FIA WTCR at Zandvoort

    Following Audi Sport customer racing’s first victory this season in the third round of the WTCR – FIA World Touring Car Cup a week ago, the squad was hoping to score further good results on the race weekend at Zandvoort. However, in the end, ninth place claimed by Frédéric Vervisch from Comtoyou Team Audi Sport marked Audi’s best result on the Dutch North Sea coast.
  • 05/13/19
    Sports

    Three podiums for the Audi R8 LMS

    Two teams from Audi Sport customer racing have each achieved their first podium finishes this season in two major GT racing series in Europe and Asia with the Audi R8 LMS.
  • 05/12/19
    Sports

    Seventh win for Audi RS 3 LMS in FIA WTCR

    Frédéric Vervisch and Comtoyou Team Audi Sport celebrated the seventh win for the Audi RS 3 LMS in the WTCR – FIA World Touring Car Cup with Audi Sport customer racing at the Slovakiaring. At the third race weekend of the 2019 season, the Belgian got away well off the line from ninth place on a damp track in race one. In the first lap alone, he overtook seven rivals. Putting in a breathtaking charge, he swept past the leading car in lap five. Thus, Vervisch claimed his second WTCR victory after his maiden win last year at the finale in Macau. Thanks to his achievement and the results of the three other Audi Sport drivers, the marque has experienced the most successful FIA WTCR weekend so far this year. Earning 74 points, the combined points’ tally of all drivers was one more than at the season-opening round in Morocco.
  • 05/06/19
    Sports

    Audi R8 LMS victorious in Australia and Sweden

    Two last year’s champions had a strong weekend: in Australia, Geoff Emery in an Audi R8 LMS clinched his first victory this season and in Sweden Jan Brunstedt did.
  • 04/29/19
    Sports

    Audi RS 3 LMS with victories in Germany, America and Japan

    In 2019, the Audi RS 3 LMS, the 2018 TCR Model of the Year, continues its winning streak by customers in international racing series. As well as at the season opener in Germany, the TCR touring car was victorious in a sprint race in America and an endurance race in Asia.
  • 04/28/19
    Sports

    Third podium result for Audi Sport in 2019 FIA WTCR

    Audi Sport customer racing has demonstrated a significant boost in performance at the second round of the WTCR – FIA World Touring Car Cup. After achieving eighth place last year as the best result in Hungary, the Audi Sport squad has now returned with a trophy. This is the third cup so far this year and the 20th for the Audi RS 3 LMS since the FIA WTCR started in 2018.
  • 04/23/19
    Sports

    Three victories of the Audi R8 LMS in Thailand and Australia

    The Audi R8 LMS was unbeaten on three occasions during the Easter weekend: in Thailand, the Audi Sport customer team B-Quik Racing achieved its first victory this season while two Australian Audi teams won on the race track at Bathurst.
  • 04/15/19
    Sports

    Six victories for the Audi R8 LMS in club racing

    In the Eset V4 Cup opener, the Audi Sport customer teams remained unbeaten in Central Europe while in Germany Uwe Alzen celebrated his second victory in the DMV GTC season.
  • 04/08/19
    Sports

    Strong weekend for the Audi RS 3 LMS with three victories

    The Audi RS 3 LMS on scoring two second places not only clinched trophies in the WTCR – FIA World Touring Car Cup. Last weekend customers won two races in Italy and one in France with Audi Sport customer racing’s entry-level touring car. Plus, customer teams claimed further podium finishes.
  • 04/07/19
    Sports

    Good start for Audi Sport to 2019 WTCR – FIA World Touring Car Cup

    Audi Sport customer racing managed an impressive start to the 2019 WTCR – FIA World Touring Car Cup season with the RS 3 LMS. Frédéric Vervisch from Comtoyou Team Audi Sport secured a pole position for the first time on the circuit at Marrakesh. In the third race, the Belgian Audi Sport driver finished runner-up. His fellow driver Jean-Karl Vernay from Leopard Racing Team Audi Sport completed the good team result by claiming position two in the second race.
  • 04/01/19
    Sports

    Audi Sport customers celebrate victories in Germany and New Zealand

    Successful season opener in the DMV GTC at the Hockenheimring: All podium places went to Audi customer teams with the Audi R8 LMS. At Taupo, New Zealand, Audi Sport customer racing’s car celebrated a victory as well.
  • 03/30/19
    Sports

    Top ten results for Audi Sport in California

    Following two consecutive victories in the California 8 Hours, Audi Sport customer racing achieved a fourth and a seventh position at Laguna Seca, USA, marking a successful debut of the 2019 generation of the Audi R8 LMS GT3 sports car in this series.
  • 03/29/19
    Sports

    Audi Sport with four RS 3 LMS in WTCR – FIA World Touring Car Cup

    Curtain-up for the second season: The official pre-season test at Barcelona marks the conclusion of Audi Sport customer racing’s preparation for the 2019 WTCR – FIA World Touring Car Cup. The second season of the highest-ranking TCR racing series with new regulations, manufacturers and drivers promises even more suspense than the previous one.
  • 03/21/19
    Sports

    Audi Sport shoots for hat-trick in California

    Audi Sport customer racing holds a record in the Intercontinental GT Challenge, the world’s most prestigious GT3 racing series. The Audi R8 LMS has been unbeaten to date in the California 8 Hours in the United States. Following two straight victories, Audi is now aiming to continue its string of success at Laguna Seca on March 30 when the new evolution of the Audi R8 LMS will compete in this racing series for the first time.
  • 02/28/19
    Sports

    2019 Audi Sport R8 LMS Cup with new incentives

    The Asian Audi Sport R8 LMS Cup is starting its eighth season with an attractive events calendar in 2019. New incentives are complementing the diversified promotion program that in recent years helped many drivers make the leap into international racing.
  • 02/13/19
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    13 drivers represent Audi Sport worldwide

    Audi Sport customer racing relies on a versatile driver lineup in 2019. Twelve male drivers and one fast lady will represent Audi Sport this season at strategic events of its own and in support of customers worldwide.
  • 02/07/19
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    Audi fields four RS 3 LMS in the 2019 FIA WTCR

    Audi Sport customer racing tackles the second season of the WTCR – FIA World Touring Car Cup with a strong driver quartet. The Audi Sport drivers Gordon Shedden, Jean-Karl Vernay and Frédéric Vervisch will again helm the Audi RS 3 LMS in the world’s TCR racing series. Niels Langeveld joins the line-up as a newcomer to the brand’s driver squad.
  • 02/03/19
    Sports

    Success for Audi Sport customer teams at Bathurst

    Audi Sport customer racing experienced a setback in the launch of its title defense in the Intercontinental GT Challenge. After both Audi R8 LMS of the Audi Sport Team Valvoline had at times led the 12-hour race in Bathurst in the early phase, the squad with drivers Christopher Haase/Christopher Mies/Markus Winkelhock ultimately had to settle for 14th place. The Australian customer teams Matt Stone Racing and Hallmarc, however, were delighted to climb the podium in their class.
  • 01/25/19
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    Five Audi R8 LMS in Bathurst 12 Hour

    Audi Sport customer racing is returning to Australia as the title defender. The Intercontinental GT Challenge, in which Audi won the manufacturers’ classification for the third consecutive time last year, will kick off at Mount Panorama in Bathurst, on Sunday, February 3. It is the world’s only racing series for GT3 models with one round each being held on five continents. The two Audi R8 LMS cars of Audi Sport Team Valvoline with their professional driver squads spearhead the lineup. Three additional GT3 sports cars complete the brand’s presence at Bathurst.
  • 01/12/19
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    Audi Sport customer teams celebrate one-two result in Dubai

    A perfect start for Audi Sport customer racing to the 2019 motorsport season: At the 24-hour race in Dubai, two Audi Sport customer racing teams celebrated the first one-two result of the latest evolution of the Audi R8 LMS GT3 in a major endurance racing event. After 607 race laps, the #88 Audi R8 LMS GT3 from Car Collection Motorsport with Dimitri Parhofer/Christopher Haase/Frédéric Vervisch/Rik Breukers crossed the finish line with a one-lap advantage over the Audi from Team MS7 by WRT, driven by Mohammed Saud Fahad Al Saud/Michael Vergers/Christopher Mies/Dries Vanthoor.
  • 12/17/18
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    New record for Audi Sport customer racing

    Never before has Audi Sport customer racing been equally successful with its customers in international motorsport: On its tenth anniversary, the customer racing department reports 256 individual race victories (+63 % versus 2017), a total of 634 podiums (+46 %), 21 overall drivers’ titles (+40 %) and 38 additional class titles (+217 %). The Audi RS 3 LMS and Audi R8 LMS GT3 model ranges and the Audi R8 LMS GT4 that debuted in the customer’s hand account for these successes.
  • 12/03/18
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    Position two for Audi Sport in GT4 International Cup

    Audi’s customer teams won six trophies in total with the Audi R8 LMS in Bahrain and California.
  • 11/26/18
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    Andrew Haryanto wins Audi Sport R8 LMS Cup

    With gripping motorsport and a thrilling title decision the Audi Sport R8 LMS Cup entered its winter break. In New Zealand and Australia, the customers of Audi Sport customer racing had reason to celebrate as well.
  • 11/19/18
    Sports

    Audi Sport customer teams with victories in Dubai and Australia

    In preparation for the FIA GT Nations Cup up-and-coming Belgian drivers Charles Weerts and Mike den Tandt got to know the Audi R8 LMS in Dubai and won the Gulf Sportscar Championship opening round in it.
  • 11/18/18
    Sports

    Two victories for Audi Sport customer racing in Macau

    Audi Sport customer racing returns from the race weekend in Macau with remarkable results. With two victories in the finale of the WTCR – FIA World Touring Car Cup Audi, from a historical perspective, has now clinched a total of four touring car victories on the city circuit since 1996. This makes the touring cars with the four rings equally successful as the Audi R8 LMS that was unbeatable in GT sports car races in Macau on four occasions since 2011 but had no chance for victory in the FIA GT World Cup this year.
  • 11/12/18
    Sports

    Audi Sport customer racing to contest two worldwide programs again in 2019

    Audi Sport customer racing in 2019 will again contest two ambitious worldwide programs in GT3 and in touring car racing.
  • 11/09/18
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    Audi Sport customer racing in Macau with 14 race cars

    At the street race in Macau from November 15 to 18, customer teams from Audi Sport customer racing will compete with both touring cars and GT3 sports cars for the first time. The race in the heart of the city is a classic on the international motorsport calendar. Audi has celebrated six victories in total there since 1996 – two in touring car racing and four with the Audi R8 LMS GT3 sports car.
  • 10/29/18
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    Audi Sport customer racing teams win in Italy, Australia and Brazil

    Victories on three continents: On the last weekend in October, Audi Sport customer racing teams clinched racing successes in Italy, Australia and Brazil.
  • 10/29/18
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    One-two win at Laguna Seca and third manufacturers’ title for Audi at the Intercontinental GT Challenge

    Spectacular finale at the fourth and final round of the Intercontinental GT Challenge (IGTC): At Laguna Seca/USA, Audi Sport customer racing turned a nine-point deficit into an 11-point advantage to secure the title in the manufacturers’ classification for the third consecutive time. This was thanks to a double victory at the California 8 Hours.
  • 10/28/18
    Sports

    Fourth place for Audi in Suzuka

    After the 1-2-3 victory for Audi Sport customer racing recently in Wuhan, the teams faced a difficult task at the ninth race weekend of the WTCR – FIA World Touring Car Cup in Japan: The Audi RS 3 LMS had to compete loaded with the maximum compensation weight of 60 kilograms. Nevertheless, three drivers finished in the points. Privateer Aurélien Panis even delivered his best performance of the season to claim fourth place.
  • 10/22/18
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    Customers win titles in China, the Canary Islands and in the Benelux region with Audi Sport

    The winning streak continues: On the penultimate weekend in October, customers on two continents again clinched titles and class victories with Audi Sport customer racing.
  • 10/19/18
    Sports

    Season finale at Laguna Seca, California: Three Audi R8 LMS with unique liveries

    Audi will offer fans not just one but several treats at the Intercontinental GT Challenge (IGTC) finale in California from October 26 to 28: Besides the GT3 model, the GT4 version of the Audi R8 LMS and the Audi RS 3 LMS TCR race car will be on the grid at Laguna Seca for the California 8 Hours. In addition, the audience can look forward to a visual surprise: For the first time, the liveries of the three Audi GT3 sports cars will complement each other to create a total picture in the style of the American flag.
  • 10/15/18
    Sports

    Titles for Audi Sport in Australia, France, New Zealand and in the United States

    Audi Sport customer racing experienced a first-rate weekend with its customer racing teams. In GT3 racing, the customers recorded championship successes in Australia and New Zealand, the GT4 race car prevailed over the competition in France and the TCR model in North America.
  • 10/08/18
    Sports

    Title wins for Audi Sport in Germany and Russia

    Thanks to Kevin Arnold, an Audi private driver has won the DMV GTC Dunlop 60 in an R8 LMS for the third consecutive year, while Dmitry Bragin secured the title in the TCR Russia in an Audi RS 3 LMS for the second time in a row.
  • 10/07/18
    Sports

    Audi takes one-two-three podium lockout in Wuhan

    The eighth race weekend of the WTCR – FIA World Touring Car Cup on the track in Wuhan, China delivered a dream result for the Audi RS 3 LMS. The Audi Sport Leopard Lukoil Team, Audi Sport Team Comtoyou and Comtoyou Racing squads scored 212 points with their six drivers – 92 points more than the previous best weekend in Zandvoort. In addition, Jean-Karl Vernay took the third victory of the season and is the best Audi driver in the standings in fifth position.
  • 10/02/18
    Sports

    World premiere in Paris: new evolution of Audi R8 LMS for customer racing

    Audi Sport customer racing presents its fourth new model in just four years: Following on from the radically new second-generation Audi R8 LMS (2015), the Audi RS 3 LMS TCR touring car (2016) and the Audi R8 LMS GT4 sports car (2017), the evolution of the Audi R8 LMS GT3 was unveiled at the Paris Motor Show on October 2, 2018. Michael-Julius Renz, Managing Director of Audi Sport GmbH, and Chris Reinke, Head of Audi Sport customer racing, revealed the model with the international exhibition visitors looking on. The new version of the model, successful worldwide in sprint and endurance racing, is tailored closely to the customer requirements regarding technology and operating costs.
  • 10/01/18
    Sports

    Top of the points for Audi Sport customers in France and New Zealand

    Two Audi Sport customer racing squads in New Zealand and France have good chances to claim their respective championship titles after another successful weekend of racing.
  • 09/30/18
    Sports

    Ninth podium for Audi Sport in FIA WTCR

    Audi Sport customer racing continues its run of podium finishes at the seventh round of the WTCR – FIA World Touring Car Cup in China. While the Belgian Frédéric Vervisch from Audi Sport Team Comtoyou climbed the podium for the fifth time this year, his countryman and team mate Denis Dupont held a trophy aloft for the first time. In second qualifying, he was sixth and, for the first time, the best of the six Audi RS 3 LMS drivers.

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