Audi R8 LMS ultra on podium at Spa
- Current balance of performance hardly leaves any chances for Audi R8 LMS ultra
- Belgian Audi Club Team WRT takes third place after brilliant team performance
- High risk increased retirement rate
At the Spa 24 Hours, the Audi customer teams had set their sights on the aim of battling for the third victory in succession at the most important GT3 endurance race. In the end, third place was achieved. The current regulations drastically slowed the Audi R8 LMS which, with a tally of 18 titles, has been very successful. As early as in qualifying, grid positions 20, 27, 30, 31, 32, 35 and 53 made this clearly evident. Even Audi’s top driver team had no chance. They as well as their team colleagues regularly lost around one second per lap to their rivals right in the first fast sector of the 7.004-kilometer track.