First TCR win for Audi RS 3 LMS in IMSA Continental Tire SportsCar Challenge
Extensive program for all three Audi customer race cars
Audi Sport customer racing present in North America like never before
Neuburg a. d. Donau/Daytona – Following the one-two class win of the new Audi R8 LMS GT4 in Dubai two weeks ago, the North American season began with a success for Audi Sport customer racing as well. To kick off the IMSA season at Daytona, all three products of the brand – the GTD and theGTD versions of the Audi R8 LMS and the Audi RS 3 LMS – were on the grid in America for the first time. In the TCR class of the IMSA Continental Tire SportsCar Challenge, the Audi RS 3 LMS scored a 1-2-3-4 result.
The Audi customer teams in the TCR class delivered top-class entertainment in the famous oval at Daytona. After four thrilling hours of racing with many slipstream duels, Americans Britt Casey Jr./Tom Long in the Audi RS 3 LMS from Compass Racing won ahead of their teammates, Rodrigo Sales/Kuno Wittmer, with an advantage of just 1.955 seconds. Matt Fassnacht/Justin Piscitell from Team Murillo Racing trailed them by only 0.079 seconds in third position. Lee Carpentier/Kieron O’Rourke completed the 1-2-3-4 success of the Audi RS 3 LMS for eEuroparts.com Racing. The Grand Sport class saw four Audi R8 LMS GT4 cars on the grid for the first time. Following an action-packed race, the American-Polish women’s team of Ashley Freiberg/Gosia Rdest with GMG Racing in position 18 was the best Audi driver team.
“Sincere congratulations to our TCR teams on this 1-2-3-4 success,” said Chris Reinke, Head of Audi Sport customer racing. “This was a strong start to a season in which more Audi Sport customer race cars than ever before will be seen in North America. We look forward to further successes in various classes.”