Stéphane Ratel (SRO), Chris Reinke (Head of Audi Sport customer racing)
Audi congratulates the Stéphane Ratel Organisation (SRO) on its 25th anniversary at a gala in Paris with a one-of-a-kind version of the Audi R8 Coupé (combined fuel consumption in l/100 km: 12.3–11.4; combined CO2 emissions in g/km: 287–272; figures depending on engine/transmission/wheels/tires). Audi Sport customer racing surprised the racing promoter with a unique livery. The Official Car graphically integrates a 25th anniversary logo into the signature design with which the race cars and models for the race organizer catch the eye of viewers at race tracks around the globe. SRO markets the world’s major GT racing series in which numerous Audi Sport customers successfully participate as well. Belgian Audi Club Team WRT, for instance, won the Blancpain GT Series Sprint Cup with Robin Frijns/Stuart Leonard this season. In addition, Audi decided the manufacturers’ and Markus Winkelhock the drivers’ classification in the Intercontinental GT Challenge in their favor. In Asia, Marchy Lee/Shaun Thong won the Silver Cup in the Blancpain GT Series Asia. They all relied on the Audi R8 LMS GT3 race car that is closely akin to the Audi R8 Coupé.
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).