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Audi Sport has been active in international GT3 racing since 2009 and is ranking among the global players in this growth market. Audi Sport customer racing is responsible for the brand’s customer racing program. It is firmly rooted on four continents, has won dozens of international titles and long achieved three-digit production figures. Audi Sport has produced more than 200 R8 LMS cars to date. The Audi RS 3 LMS has been meeting with tremendous response by customers in TCR touring car racing and the new Audi R8 LMS GT4 perfectly fills the gap in between.

Recent Press Releases

  • 10/23/17
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    Three victories for the Audi RS 3 LMS

    Three customer teams were successful with the Audi RS 3 LMS in the final events of three European TCR series.
  • 10/20/17
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    Audi Sport aims to clinch fifth victory in Macau

    An ambitious mission for the title defender: Following a successful endurance racing season with victories at the Nürburgring, at Spa, at Road Atlanta and at Laguna Seca, Audi Sport customer racing is now aiming to win the most prestigious GT3 sprint competition of the year in Macau as well. The Audi R8 LMS has clinched four victories there since 2011, most recently in the drivers’ and manufacturers’ classifications a year ago.
  • 10/16/17
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    Paul Holton wins title in Audi RS 3 LMS

    The customer teams of Audi Sport customer racing clinched three titles in America and Asia last weekend. In addition to the Audi R8 LMS, the Audi RS 3 LMS TCR race car was successful as well.
  • 10/15/17
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    One-two result for Audi in California 8 Hours

    Audi Sport celebrated a one-two win at the first U.S. event of the Intercontinental GT Challenge. At the California 8 Hours, Pierre Kaffer, Kelvin van der Linde and Markus Winkelhock in the Audi R8 LMS from Audi Sport Team Magnus crossed the finish line with a 2.488-second advantage in front of the sister car from Audi Sport Team Land.
  • 10/09/17
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    Titles and endurance victory for customer teams of Audi Sport

    The customer teams from Audi Sport customer racing were successful in North America, Europe and Asia. An exceptional set of results for Montaplast by Land-Motorsport with victories in IMSA, the VLN and the DMV GTC on a single day.
  • 10/02/17
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    Audi R8 LMS GT4 goes on sale

    The new Audi R8 LMS GT4 which complements Audi Sport customer racing’s offering by a third model range can now be ordered on four continents.
  • 09/28/17
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    Audi travels to California as leader of the standings

    Premiere in California: From October 14 to 15, the California 8 Hours at Laguna Seca are on the calendar of the Intercontinental GT Challenge, the only global GT racing series, for the first time. Following its victory at the 24 Hours of Spa in July with Christopher Haase, Audi is traveling to America as the leader of the standings.
  • 09/25/17
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    Audi Sport customers celebrate titles in Thailand and Russia

    On the customer racing map, two nations have enhanced the track record of Audi Sport customer racing. For the first time, the brand has been involved in title successes with the Audi R8 LMS in Thailand and the Audi RS 3 LMS in Russia.
  • 09/18/17
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    Title successes for Audi customers in Europe and Australia

    Audi drivers with their customer teams chalked up four title wins in Europe and Australia.
  • 09/11/17
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    Alessio Picariello is Audi R8 LMS Cup Champion

    The GT3 customer teams celebrated victories in Australia, Belgium, China and Italy, and the Audi Sport TT Cup will say goodbye to its fans with a legends race in October.
  • 09/04/17
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    Audi one-two success at the Nürburgring

    Customers of Audi Sport customer racing have clinched a one-two win in Germany and further trophies in America, Germany, Japan, Portugal, Sweden and Thailand.
  • 08/28/17
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    Audi Sport TT Cup with Matthias Dolderer, Marco Melandri and Felix von der Laden

    The spectators of the Audi Sport TT Cup at the Nürburgring can look forward to three well-known guest drivers, including two world champions from other disciplines.
  • 08/21/17
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    Audi customers lead tables in Australia and Russia

    On the third weekend of August, Audi teams with customer race cars lifted trophies in Australia, Germany, Japan and Russia.
  • 08/14/17
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    Halftime in the Audi Sport TT Cup at Zandvoort

    The circuit of Zandvoort in the Netherlands is the backdrop for the fourth of seven Audi Sport TT Cup events. As a challenging driver’s circuit, it traditionally promises exciting racing.
  • 08/09/17
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    Audi Sport TT Cup with prominent guests at Zandvoort

    At the fourth race weekend of the Audi Sport TT Cup, the media and fans will enjoy prominent guest drivers.
  • 08/01/17
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    Facts on the fourth Audi victory at Spa

    On July 30, Audi won the Spa 24 Hours for the fourth time. The background information and the facts about the victory in the Ardennes.
  • 07/31/17
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    Audi and Christopher Haase are the new leaders

    Audi has won the Spa 24 Hours for the fourth time. With this result, the brand has taken the lead in the manufacturers’ standings of the Intercontinental GT Challenge.
  • 07/30/17
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    24 Hours of Spa: Audi Sport customer racing quotes

    Quotes from Audi Sport Team Saintéloc following Audi Sport customer racing’s fourth victory in the 24 Hours of Spa.
  • 07/30/17
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    Audi celebrates fourth victory in 24 Hours of Spa

    In one of the most thrilling editions of the 24 Hours of Spa, Audi has clinched its fourth victory in the world’s biggest GT3 endurance race. After 3,824 kilometers, Jules Gounon/Christopher Haase/Markus Winkelhock had a winning advantage of 11.862 seconds. In a very balanced competition, four marques were battling for victory up until the end and ultimately claimed the top four positions.
  • 07/28/17
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    Audi starts 24 Hours of Spa from second row

    In the battle for its fourth overall victory in the 24 Hours of Spa on July 29 and 30, Audi Sport has achieved a good starting base. Audi Sport Team WRT secured the third-best grid position in a fiercely fought competition on the 7.004-kilometer roller coaster in the Ardennes.
  • 07/25/17
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    Title win for Audi duo Simon Evans/Gene Rollinson

    An Audi customer on the other side of the world celebrated the biggest success of the weekend: Smeg Racing won an endurance championship in New Zealand with the Audi R8 LMS.
  • 07/24/17
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    Audi aims high for the Spa 24 Hours

    Audi will be fighting for its fourth overall victory at the Spa 24 Hours on July 29 and 30. A total of ten Audi R8 LMS, four factory-supported race cars and six more with Audi customers at the wheel, will compete at the endurance classic. The event is a season highlight in GT3 racing; with 66 competitors from eleven brands, there is nowhere else in the world where so many race cars of this class are brought together on one grid.
  • 07/17/17
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    Audi Sport customer racing presents the 100th Audi RS 3 LMS

    In its first year, the Audi RS 3 LMS has already been a commercial success for Audi Sport customer racing. At the first Audi Summit hosted in Barcelona, the customer racing department presented the 100th touring car from its production line.
  • 07/10/17
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    Stevenson Motorsports celebrates first win of the season in the IMSA with Audi

    While the Stevenson Motorsports team won in Mosport with an Audi R8 LMS, the Racing One team with Niels Langeveld took the first victory for an Audi customer team in the ADAC TCR Germany.
  • 07/03/17
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    Audi customer team Car Collection Motorsport wins the Imola 12 Hours

    The Car Collection Motorsport team took its first overall victory with the Audi R8 LMS in Italy.
  • 06/26/17
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    Audi drivers second on the table after victory in Suzuka

    Once again, Audi customer teams were in action all over the world and lifted trophies in Germany, France, Japan, the Canary Islands, New Zealand and Portugal.
  • 06/19/17
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    Ski stars Linus Straßer and Daniel Bohnacker in the Audi Sport TT Cup

    While Audi’s customer teams took more winner’s medals and other trophies, two ski stars eagerly await their appearance in the Audi Sport TT Cup.
  • 06/15/17
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    Audi Sport Nürburgring-winners go again at Spa

    The Audi Sport customer racing driver line-up for Spa has been confirmed: twelve international drivers compete with four factory-supported Audi R8 LMS cars at the next great endurance classic in the international GT calendar. In addition, six other privately entered Audi R8 LMS cars will race. The aim: to take the fourth victory after 2011, 2012 and 2014. The race takes place on July 29 and 30 on the Spa-Francorchamps circuit in the Belgian-German border region.
  • 06/12/17
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    Audi customers celebrate success in Europe, Australia and Asia

    Audi Sport customer racing celebrated five international victories with its customers in competition with other brands, as well as many more trophies.
  • 06/05/17
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    Audi customer teams successful in Europe

    At Zolder, Belgium and Misano, Italy, Audi customer teams won seven trophies in total.
  • 06/02/17
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    Facts on the fourth Audi victory at the Nürburgring

    On May 28, Audi won the Nürburgring 24 Hours for the fourth time. The background and the facts on the victory in the Eifel.
  • 05/29/17
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    Customer racing success in America and Australia

    The Audi Sport customer racing teams celebrated many podium places on the last weekend of May.
  • 05/28/17
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    Fourth victory for the Audi R8 LMS in the Nürburgring 24 Hours

    Fourth victory in five calendar years: After 2012, 2014 and 2015, the overall victory in 2017 once again went to the Audi R8 LMS. This makes the race car from Audi Sport customer racing the most successful sports car since 2012, at which time the GT3 models first started battling it out for the overall race win in the Eifel.
  • 05/26/17
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    Audi R8 LMS second on the grid at the Nürburgring

    Audi has secured some good starting positions at the Nürburgring 24 Hours: the five fastest Audi R8 LMS clinched second, third, fifth, sixth and ninth on the grid in the decisive top 30 qualifying.
  • 05/22/17
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    Johnny Cecotto in the Audi Sport TT Cup

    Audi’s customer teams collected 17 trophies on four continents last weekend.
  • 05/19/17
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    Pure racing atmosphere at Audi’s record appearance at the Nürburgring

    A new record for Audi at the Nürburgring: at the 24-hour race, never have more teams relied on Audi Sport customer racing’s purpose built race car. Six Audi R8 LMS, including four factory-backed models, will line up in the GT3 class. The latest customer sport project, the Audi R8 LMS GT4, will also make its race debut for the purpose of testing. Furthermore, in the TCR category, three Audi RS 3 LMS will fight for class victory in the hands of customers. In the supporting program of the event, 18 cars will compete in the Audi Sport TT Cup.
  • 05/15/17
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    Trophies for international Audi customers

    In Asia, Italy and Russia the drivers from several Audi customer teams stood on the podium this weekend.
  • 05/11/17
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    Distinguished driver line-up in the Audi R8 LMS GT4

    The new Audi R8 LMS GT4 faces its first race entry at the Nürburgring 24 Hours from May 25 to 28. Audi Sport will be relying on experienced forces: Audi Sport Team Phoenix has been a partner of the customer racing program from the very first minute, whilst the seven international drivers already have many thousands of race kilometers on the Nordschleife under their belts, as well as numerous titles.
  • 05/08/17
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    Audi customer teams collect trophies around the world

    On the first weekend of May, The Audi customer teams were successful internationally in Australia, Asia and Europe with the RS 3 LMS and the R8 LMS.
  • 05/04/17
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    Audi R8 LMS stronger than ever in Asia

    The Audi R8 LMS Cup will start its sixth season in Sepang (Malaysia) on the weekend from May 5–7. It has established itself as one of the leading motorsport platforms for young talents in Asia. The Cup is even more attractive this year: thanks to an agreement with the Blancpain GT Series Asia, Audi’s customer teams are able to compete in two different series under profitable conditions.
  • 05/01/17
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    Fabian Vettel and Benoît Tréluyer in the Audi Sport TT Cup this coming weekend

    While the juniors and a prominent guest driver are looking forward to the Audi Sport TT Cup season opener at Hockenheim, the Audi Sport customer racing teams achieved victories and podium results in Germany, France, Portugal, Thailand, Japan and in the USA.
  • 04/24/17
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    Audi customers successful in Saudi Arabia and at the Nürburgring

    Thanks to a customer’s victory in Saudi Arabia, Audi Sport customer racing recorded its second title success of the still young season, after an Audi team already prevailed in a championship in New Zealand in March.
  • 04/20/17
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    Ten Audi R8 LMS in the ADAC GT Masters

    Audi remains the brand with the highest number of cars entered in probably the strongest national GT3 racing series in Europe. On April 28–30, ten Audi R8 LMS start contesting the eleventh season of the ADAC GT Masters. The cars are spread between six Audi customer teams, three of which are present for the first time in this series. The customer teams and their drivers are supported by six Audi Sport drivers.
  • 04/13/17
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    Audi Sport racing academy – promoting talent

    The Audi driving experience is now redirecting its program in motorsport: the team around the driver coach and mentor Sepp Haider will focus on the promotion of young talent in the Audi Sport racing academy. In addition to theoretical and sports training, the academy’s comprehensive program also includes practice in the Audi Sport TT Cup and, for the first time, in the ADAC GT Masters.
  • 04/12/17
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    New Audi R8 LMS GT4: Audi Sport customer racing headed for growth

    Before the New York International Auto Show the Audi R8 LMS premiered in its GT4 version. Audi Sport GmbH’s customer racing program has been experiencing rapid growth. Audi has been offering the Audi R8 LMS GT3 race car since 2009, followed by the second generation of this success model in 2015, and the RS 3 LMS for the TCR category in 2016. Now Audi Sport’s portfolio of models has been extended once again.
  • 04/10/17
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    Audi customers victorious in Asia, Australia and Germany

    The Audi customer teams celebrated a successful weekend in international GT racing, plus a podium result in a TCR ranking.
  • 03/29/17
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    Title defense with strong Audi customer teams

    The Blancpain GT Series is the leading Europe-wide series for GT3 sports cars. Since 2011, the Audi teams have collected a total of six overall titles and sixteen class titles in this young series. Three Audi Sport customer racing teams will aim to win more trophies and titles this year.
  • 03/27/17
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    TCR racing series: Large international demand for the Audi RS 3 LMS

    The new Audi RS 3 LMS stands in front of its first motorsport season. The race car can compete in 14 series worldwide, including the TCR International Series and ADAC TCR Germany with its strong field. The title defender of the TCR International Series, Stefano Comini, will drive an Audi from 2017 on. Also in the ADAC TCR Germany, the Audi RS 3 LMS has earned special preference: The reigning champion team, Target Competition, ordered four cars.
  • 03/09/17
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    Four factory-supported Audi R8 LMS with strong driver line-up in 24 Hours Nürburgring

    A strong Audi line-up for the 24 Hours at the Nürburgring: In Germany’s major endurance race to be held from May 25 to 28, Audi Sport customer racing will be supporting Audi Sport Team Land and Audi Sport Team WRT. The two teams will each be fielding two Audi R8 LMS cars. Twelve professional race drivers, including six winners from previous years, are going to share the cockpits in the iconic endurance race.
  • 03/01/17
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    Audi customers to compete for three titles in Australian GT racing

    Australia has been one of the most successful markets in Audi Sport’s customer racing program for years. In 2017, the teams are again contesting three different national championships there. The season opens on Thursday, March 2 with race one of the Australian GT Championship at Adelaide.
  • 02/05/17
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    Two podium places for Audi customer teams in Australia

    Two Audi Sport customer racing teams celebrated hard-fought podium places in an unrelenting running of the Bathurst 12 Hours. Daniel Gaunt/Matt Halliday/Ash Samadi in the Audi R8 LMS were the second-best Pro-Am driver squad in the field of ten marques, trailed by their Audi brand colleagues Marc Cini/Dean Fiore/Lee Holdsworth.
  • 01/30/17
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    Season opener for title defender Audi in Australia

    Audi is traveling to Down Under as the title defender. Following its win of the drivers’ and manufacturers’ classifications in the 2016 Intercontinental GT Challenge, the racing series’ second season will kick off at Bathurst, Australia, on Sunday, February 5. Audi’s teams will be meeting with fierce competition at the event.
  • 12/15/16
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    Deliveries of the Audi RS 3 LMS have begun

    Audi Sport GmbH delivered the first two Audi RS 3 LMS cars in Neuburg on Thursday. Stephan Winkelmann, Managing Director of Audi Sport GmbH, and Chris Reinke, Head of Audi Sport customer racing, handed over the new TCR touring cars to Cadspeed-Racing and Speed Factory Racing Team, whose season will start as early as in the middle of January 2017 in the 24-hour race in Dubai.
  • 12/10/16
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    Successful season for Audi Sport customer racing

    Strong season for Audi Sport customer racing: Drivers and teams have clinched 24 titles and celebrated endurance racing victories with the Audi R8 LMS in the 2016 season. As a result, in a fierce competitive environment with up to eleven marques, Audi fared brilliantly again in the eighth season of its customer racing program.
  • 11/20/16
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    Audi wins FIA GT World Cup in Macau

    Audi Sport customer racing with Belgian Audi Club Team WRT has won what has arguably been the most unusual GT race in Macau. After the race had been stopped twice, Laurens Vanthoor decided the FIA GT World Cup in his favor for the first time.
  • 11/14/16
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    Audi to battle for FIA GT World Cup in Macau

    Audi Sport customer racing will be competing against three other manufacturers in the streets of Macau from November 17 to 20, aiming to bring the most prestigious crown in GT3 racing, the FIA GT World Cup title, home to Ingolstadt and Neckarsulm with the Audi R8 LMS.
  • 10/02/16
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    Titles for Audi Sport customer racing in ADAC GT Masters and Blancpain GT Series Sprint Cup

    Two drivers’ and two teams’ titles on a single afternoon – the customers of Audi Sport customer racing popped the champagne bottles on the first weekend in October. The teams won two of the world’s most fiercely fought GT3 series, the ADAC GT Masters and the Blancpain GT Series Sprint Cup.
  • 09/29/16
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    Audi Sport develops racing version of the Audi RS 3

    With a racing version of the new Audi RS 3 that made its world debut at the Paris Motor Show, Audi Sport customer racing will extend its offering in customer sport starting in the 2017 season. The TCR version of the Audi RS 3 sedan puts customer sport at Audi on an even broader base.
  • 07/31/16
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    Coupe du Roi and sixth consecutive podium finish for Audi

    Fans of the 24 Hours of Spa saw one of the most exciting ever editions of the endurance classic. Audi was among the small group of favorites as the race entered its final quarter, but ultimately it was lady luck that decided the outcome. Four brands fought for victory in the closing stages, before a tire failure robbed Audi Sport Team Phoenix of any chance of victory. In the end, Audi Sport Team WRT from Belgium staged a strong fightback to grab a trophy for Audi. Nico Müller (CH), René Rast (D) and Laurens Vanthoor (B) finished third, while Audi won the “Coupe du Roi” manufacturers’ classification.
  • 07/29/16
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    Audi ready for 24 Hours of Spa

    Audi is pleased with its own performance after the super pole qualifying session for 24 Hours of Spa. Following impeccable and thorough preparation, the brand with the four rings presents itself as the second-best manufacturer in the field of the eleven automotive brands.
  • 07/22/16
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    Eleven Audi R8 LMS cars in iconic race at Spa

    The 24 Hours of Spa is the major iconic event on the international GT3 racing calendar. This year, the race will be held from 30 to 31 July. Audi is now going to meet with fierce competition again and is represented by more customer racing teams than ever before. The brand with the four rings has won three of the past five editions and clinched the ‘Coupe du Roi’ manufacturers’ cup in 2014 and 2015.
  • 07/19/16
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    Audi produces 200th R8 LMS

    Neckarsulm is delighted: The Audi Sport customer racing team has completed the 200th Audi R8 LMS. Since 2009, the brand with the four rings has been involved in international GT3 racing with a race car for customers and developed a sales and service network around the globe, numerous supporting services and technology offerings.
  • 05/29/16
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    Audi experiences disappointment in the Eifel

    Following three class and three overall victories since 2009, Audi had been planning for another good showing in the Nürburgring 24 Hours this year. However, with two race cars supported by Audi Sport customer racing in the top ten, the 44th running of the event proved disappointing. As the best Audi teams, Belgian Audi Club Team WRT achieved eighth place and Twin Busch Motorsport position ten.
  • 05/27/16
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    Audi well prepared for Nürburgring 24 Hours

    The teams of Audi Sport customer racing are entering the 24-hour race at the Nürburgring thoroughly prepared. In the final Top-30 qualifying, the two best Audi R8 LMS cars clinched grid positions in the top ten while all six teams completed their programs for preparation.
  • 05/20/16
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    Audi aims to repeat 24-hour victory at the Nürburgring

    The biggest racing spectacle in Germany has upped the ante once more. For the first time, Audi will be present with nine R8 LMS cars in the field of the Nürburgring 24 Hours (May 28/29). This means that in the race held in the Eifel more customers than ever before are relying on the GT3 sports car with the four rings. Television partner RTL Nitro will be airing coverage of the racing marathon for nearly 26 hours – another first.
  • 05/17/16
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    New era for Audi GT3 racing series

    The new Audi R8 LMS will celebrate its Cup debut next weekend at Shanghai, where the fifth season of the Audi R8 LMS Cup kicks off on May 21 and 22. Never before has Audi’s first one-make cup seen as strong a line-up of international drivers.
  • 04/13/16
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    Ten Audi R8 LMS in ADAC GT Masters

    In the tenth season of the ADAC GT Masters, Audi is as present in the field of entrants as never before. A total of ten Audi R8 LMS cars are going to compete in the German GT sports car series. The ADAC GT Masters is one of the best-filled national GT3 series around the globe.
  • 04/05/16
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    Audi Sport customer racing aims to defend title in Blancpain GT Series

    Up to twelve Audi R8 LMS compete in the Blancpain GT Series, the most important European GT3 racing series. On April 9 and 10, it will start a new round at Misano (Italy). This season, four teams from Audi Sport customer racing are going to battle for various titles in sprint races and across endurance distances. With up to eleven automobile brands in the field, the series is regarded as one of the toughest GT3 championships around the globe.
  • 04/04/16
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    Audi Sport racing academy: talent school for young race drivers

    Audi has complemented the program of its Audi driving experience by a project for young drivers in motorsport. The Audi Sport racing academy promotes talented youngsters with assistance by mentors from the brand’s professional squad. The objective of the two-year program is for the participants to become professional race drivers themselves.
  • 03/31/16
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    Audi delivers fiftieth new generation R8 LMS

    Audi Sport customer racing handed over the fiftieth Audi R8 LMS to a customer team in motorsport on Thursday. The squad of Yaco Racing based in Plauen took over the GT3 race car at Audi Sport’s Böllinger Höfe site.
  • 02/26/16
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    Strong Audi teams in 24-hour races at the Nürburgring and at Spa

    The 24-hour races at the Nürburgring (May 28-29) in Germany and at Spa in Belgium (July 30-July 31) are the season’s pinnacle events in European GT3 racing. Audi has won both of these iconic races an amazing three times and is supporting two teams this year that will be competing with powerful driver squads.
  • 02/07/16
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    Class victory for Audi in Australia

    The Australian privateer team GT Motorsport instantly won the amateur classification of the Bathurst 12 Hour on fielding the new Audi R8 LMS for the first time. Meanwhile, Phoenix Racing (Germany), like last year, was battling for a podium result, but Alex Davison/Laurens Vanthoor/Markus Winkelhock (AUS/B/D) remained without a real chance at Mount Panorama.
  • 02/01/16
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    Customer teams determined to clinch third victory for Audi in Australia

    The Audi R8 LMS is facing a special test in Australia. In one of Audi Sport customer racing’s most important markets, the sports car is supposed to continue its string of success in endurance racing. Following victories in the 24-hour race at the Nürburgring and the Sepang 12 Hours last year, the GT3 sports car won the Dubai 24 Hours two weeks ago and the GTD class of the Daytona 24 Hours yesterday as well. On Sunday, February 7, the current generation of the R8 LMS will be tackling the Bathurst 12 Hour for the first time. The previous model had clinched two victories there.
  • 01/16/16
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    Victory for the Audi R8 LMS in Dubai

    Audi Sport customer racing is starting to the 2016 racing season with a strong result:Alain Ferté/Stuart Leonard/Michael Meadows/Laurens Vanthoor (F/GB/GB/B) in the new Audi R8 LMS of the Belgian Audi Club Team WRT celebrated the first Audi victory in the Dubai 24 Hours. In third place, C.Abt Racing with Daniel Abt/Matias Henkola/Christer Jöns/Isaac Tutumlu Lopez/Andreas Weishaupt (D/FIN/D/E/D) clinched a podium result as well. Four Audi R8 LMS cars finished the race in the top 10.
  • 12/12/15
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    One-two-three win for new Audi R8 LMS at Sepang

    Audi Sport customer racing closes the 2015 racing season with a dream result in Malaysia. Stuart Leonard/Stéphane Ortelli/Laurens Vanthoor (GB/MC/B) won the Sepang 12 Hours for the Belgian Audi Club Team WRT in front of their teammates Enzo Ide/Christopher Haase/Christopher Mies (B/D/D). Third place went to Niki Mayr-Melnhof/Nicki Thiim/Markus Winkelhock (A/DK/D) from Phoenix Racing.
  • 11/14/15
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    Audi Sport customer racing teams win titles in Australia

    Great victories for Audi Sport customer racing team Jamec PEM Racing: thanks to its driver Christopher Mies, the Australian team won the drivers’ title in the domestic GT championship. Overall victory in the Trophy class also went to Audi.
  • 11/12/15
    Sports

    Asian premiere of the Audi R8 LMS at first FIA GT World Cup in Macau

    The new Audi R8 LMS instantly won its first major endurance race – the Nürburgring 24 Hours – in May. Now the GT3 sports car will be battling for victory in the season’s most important sprint race in the streets of Macau. At the same time, this marks the Asian premiere of the Audi R8 LMS from November 19 to 22. The International Automobile Federation has awarded ‘FIA GT World Cup’ status to this city street race for the first time. Starting in 2016, Audi will be fielding the new race car in the Asia-wide Audi R8 LMS Cup.
  • 10/11/15
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    Audi R8 LMS ultra wins important title

    Audi customer team wins important championship title: in the Blancpain GT Series, the Belgian Audi Club Team WRT with the Dutchman Robin Frijns celebrated victory in the drivers’ classification.
  • 09/09/15
    Sports

    Sales launch for new Audi R8 LMS

    In March, the new Audi R8 LMS debuted at the Geneva Motor Show. Now, customers can order the GT3 sports car. On September 21, quattro GmbH, a subsidiary of AUDI AG, will launch production. The first customers are going to receive their race cars before the year is out.
  • 07/26/15
    Sports

    Quotes after the Spa 24 Hours

    Double podium for the new Audi R8 LMS in the Spa 24 Hours. In the iconic endurance race in Belgium, Audi Sport Team WRT took second place in front of Audi Sport Team Phoenix. Quotes by drivers and officials.
  • 07/26/15
    Sports

    Audi R8 LMS clinches second and third place at Spa

    Audi celebrated the next podium successes of the new Audi R8 LMS at Spa. Audi Sport Team WRT with Nico Müller (CH), Stéphane Ortelli (MC) and Frank Stippler (D) clinched second place in a race that was hard-fought from lights to flag. Christian Mamerow (D), Christopher Mies (D) and Nicki Thiim (DK) secured third place for Audi Sport Team Phoenix. Another Audi driver squad crossed the finish line in the iconic endurance race in the top ten as well.
  • 07/24/15
    Sports

    Audi R8 LMS on pole at Spa

    Frank Stippler only needed an advantage of 17 thousandths of a second. This was the margin by which the 40-year-old professional driver from Audi Sport Team WRT secured the best time in the decisive Superpole shootout for the Spa 24 Hours. His team-mate Laurens Vanthoor (B) achieved the sixth-best time.
  • 07/17/15
    Sports

    New Audi R8 LMS meets with fiercest competition of the season at Spa

    The new Audi R8 LMS is facing its toughest test so far: the 24-hour race at Spa, Belgium. On July 25 and 26, the race car has to stand its ground in a large field made up of 58 GT3 race cars from eleven marques. The 68th running of the endurance race will be the final test before production of the Audi R8 LMS starts.
  • 05/17/15
    Sports

    New Audi R8 LMS wins Nürburgring 24 Hours

    The Audi R8 LMS managed a brilliant 24-hour racing debut by clinching victory at the Nürburgring. Audi only unveiled its GT3 race car ten weeks ago – now the production-based sports car impressed in a tough battle that lasted up to the last hour of the race. In the end, Audi Sport Team WRT with Christopher Mies/Nico Müller/Edward Sandström/Laurens Vanthoor (D/CH/S/B) was 40 seconds faster than the BMW Team Marc VDS.
  • 05/17/15
    Sports

    Quotes following the Nürburgring 24 Hours

    Christopher Mies/Nico Müller/Edward Sandström/Laurens Vanthoor (D/CH/S/B) were delighted about their first victory in the endurance race in the Eifel.
  • 05/15/15
    Sports

    All four Audi R8 LMS cars on the first five rows of the grid for the Nürburgring 24 Hours

    The new Audi R8 LMS has passed its initial ‘field assessment’ in the 24-hour race at the Nürburgring. With a gap of only 1.6 seconds, Pierre Kaffer (D) for Audi Sport Team WRT achieved fifth place in the individual time trials of the top-30 qualifying session. His team-mate Nico Müller (CH) trailed him by merely 0.379 seconds on the 25.378-kilometer Nordschleife. Audi Sport Team Phoenix completed the results in positions nine and ten.
  • 05/11/15
    Sports

    24-hour race at the Nürburgring: Audi R8 LMS in endurance run

    The acid test for the new Audi R8 LMS: The GT sports car will be contesting its first 24-hour race at the Nürburgring from May 16 to 17. Audi is set on continuing the success which the race car achieved on clinching its first victory in the VLN Championship in April. The brand had unveiled the new R8 LMS at the Geneva Motor Show only ten weeks ago.
  • 04/29/15
    Sports

    Title defense mission: Audi Sport Italia starts GT season

    The aim is clear: Audi Sport Italia is determined to defend its title in the Italian GT Championship. The new season is starting on May 2, and Emilio Radaelli is putting two Audi R8 LMS ultra cars on the grid. The team’s drivers include the three-time Le Mans winner Dindo Capello who will be retiring from motorsport this year.
  • 04/25/15
    Sports

    New Audi R8 LMS celebrates first race victory

    First victory for the second generation Audi R8 LMS: only seven weeks after its world premiere at the Geneva Motor Show, Audi Sport Team WRT clinched a one-two with the new GT3 sportscar in the VLN endurance championship at the Nürburgring.
  • 04/21/15
    Sports

    Seven Audi R8 LMS ultra cars on ADAC GT Masters grid

    With a field made up of eight automotive brands, the ADAC GT Masters is one of the world’s strongest national GT3 championships. This weekend, the new season of the high-caliber GT racing series will open at Oschersleben. Four customer teams will be putting a total of seven Audi R8 LMS ultra cars on the grid – no other manufacturer has as many cars in the field as Audi.
  • 04/15/15
    Sports

    Four Audi customer teams in France

    A new challenge with changed regulations: four Audi customer teams – including the 2014 runners-up – will start the new French GT Championship season at Lédenon next weekend (April 18 to 19).
  • 03/23/15
    Sports

    Audi before race debut of the Audi R8 LMS and first 24-hour races of the GT season

    On March 28, the new Audi R8 LMS will be facing its baptism of fire in the VLN Endurance Championship Nürburgring. Seven weeks later, one of Germany’s major races will follow, with four new R8 LMS cars battling for success in the Nürburgring 24 Hours on May 16 and 17. On July 25 and 26, the world’s major GT3 race, the Spa 24 Hours, will be held. On board: four driver squads with Le Mans winners, an FIA WEC World Champion and Audi Champions from DTM and GT racing.
  • 03/17/15
    Sports

    Season opener for Audi racing series in Asia with numerous innovations

    The Audi R8 LMS Cup is starting its fourth season at Zhuhai, South China, on the opening weekend of March 21–22. Audi’s Asia-wide one-make cup will be offering numerous innovations to fans and drivers in 2015. The aerodynamics of the Cup car has been improved and the series will now be featuring standing starts with launch control and a new qualifying format with subsequent single timed laps, plus an equivalence system to balance differences in the drivers’ body weight. Up to 22 entrants will be battling each other in thrilling duels in two sprint races on each of the six race weekends.
  • 03/10/15
    Sports

    ​Audi GT driver Hasse: “Sebring is US motorsport cultural heritage”

    The endurance race at Sebring, held for the first time in 1952, has developed into a motorsport classic in the intervening years. On Saturday, March 21, the next edition of the 12-hour endurance race is held under Florida’s sun. On the grid: Audi GT driver Christopher Haase in the Audi R8 LMS fielded by Paul Miller Racing.
  • 03/03/15
    Sports

    Audi R8 LMS establishes new race car generation: lighter and safer than ever before

    Audi is again running in front. As one of the first automobile manufacturers to do so at the beginning of the 2015 season, the brand with the four rings is presenting a race car that already meets the requirements of the new GT3 regulations to be introduced in 2016. The new Audi R8 LMS is lighter and safer than ever before. It features even more race car technology, clearly improved aerodynamics and, as a result, provides customers with an efficient concept.
  • 03/02/15
    Sports

    World Challenge with six Audi teams

    The Pirelli World Challenge in North America has evolved into one of the best-filled GT racing series in which teams fielding the Audi R8 LMS ultra battle for the title. An impressive line-up of six of the GT3 race cars will be starting the new season at Austin/Texas next weekend.
  • 02/23/15
    Sports

    Audi R8 LMS ultra on title chase in Australia

    The Audi R8 LMS ultra is so popular in Australian customer sport that an amazing number of six cars will be competing in the 2015 GT Championship in Down Under. Next weekend, the new season of the series will open on the spectacular city street circuit in Adelaide.
  • 02/02/15
    Sports

    Seven Audi sports cars in ‘Down Under’ adventure

    Adventure in ‘Down Under:’ In the 12-hour race at Bathurst, Australia, on Sunday (February 8), five Audi customer teams fielding seven Audi R8 LMS ultra cars will be tackling one of the world’s toughest challenges in endurance racing.
  • 01/21/15
    Sports

    All the way to the top on the third go?

    Palm trees, sunshine and an iconic endurance race: When Audi driver Markus Winkelhock talks about the 24 Hours of Daytona that he’ll be tackling next weekend in an Audi R8 LMS of the Audi customer team Flying Lizard Motorsports his eyes start to shine. “Daytona is a fascinating race,” the 34-year-old German raves about the event.
  • 01/19/15
    Sports

    Season starts for Audi at Daytona

    The 2015 season opens with an endurance classic in the USA for Audi customer racing. Two Audi R8 LMS will start at the 53rd running of the 24 hours of Daytona. Following the first victory for an Audi at Daytona two years ago, and a second place last season, the two customer teams Flying Lizard Motorsports and Paul Miller Racing will fight for class honors on 24 and 25 January.

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