Audi RS 3 LMS #801 (Phoenix Racing), Jordi Gené/Kelvin van der Linde
The new Audi RS 3 LMS has left a strong impression in its first race. In the finale of the VLN Endurance Championship at the Nürburgring, Jordi Gené/Kelvin van der Linde and Rahel Frey/Christopher Haase finished in positions 17 and 22 overall in a field of 140 entrants. Consequently, the two Audi RS 3 LMS were the best cars in the TCR touring car category. “The results were of secondary importance in this test run,” says Chris Reinke, Head of Audi Sport customer racing. “Far more important was the fact that both cars finished without any technical issues and that our drivers felt comfortable in difficult conditions. The successful test run on the Nordschleife was an important milestone in the development of the new Audi RS 3 LMS, with deliveries of the car beginning before the year is out.” The test run in the VLN finale had been preceded by several days of testing on the Italian race tracks at Adria and Vallelunga.
Further information about the official fuel consumption figures and official, specific CO2 emissions of new passenger cars can be found in the “Guide to fuel consumption, CO2 emissions and electricity consumption of new cars,” which is available free of charge from all sales outlets and from DAT (Deutsche Automobil Treuhand GmbH), Hellmuth-Hirth-Strasse 1, 73760 Ostfildern-Scharnhausen, Germany (www.dat.de).