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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

  • 02/02/20

    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

    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

    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

    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

    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).

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