Audi R8 LMS wins in Australia, Germany and Austria
Four victories for the Audi R8 LMS GT4
Next success for the Audi RS 3 LMS in Italy
For the fifth time this season, the Audi R8 LMS won in the DMV GTC club racing series, which combines sprint and endurance competitions. In other club racing events, Audi Sport’s GT3 sports car was unbeatable last weekend as well.
Audi R8 LMS GT3
Third victory for Uwe Alzen: Austria was worth a visit for Uwe Alzen. At the Red Bull Ring, the former professional race driver scored his third victory this season in the DMV GTC club racing series. On the third race weekend, Alzen, in an Audi R8 LMS, had entered the first race from second position on the grid, made the better start and went on to win with a two-second advantage after 20 laps. However, not only Spirit Race Team Uwe Alzen Automotive returned with a trophy. Up-and-coming driver Simon Reicher in another Audi R8 LMS in his home round clinched third position with Yaco Racing. In the Dunlop 60 endurance race, Reicher finished runner-up in front of the Dietmar Haggenmüller/Uwe Alzen driver duo.
Perfect weekend in Australia: Matthew Stoupas delivered an impeccable performance in Australian club racing with Audi Sport customer racing. At the third event of the CAMS NSW Production Sports Car Championship, the Australian won both races in an Audi R8 LMS after having started from pole position twice. In round two, his teammate, Gary Higgon, in another Audi completed the result into a one-two.
Victory at the Nürburgring: On the second race weekend of the GT and Touring Car Racing Series, Heinz Schmersal/Thomas Schmidt won the first race in an Audi R8 LMS ultra.
Audi R8 LMS GT4
Sights set on Macau Grand Prix: The Audi R8 LMS GT4 prevailed against its rivals in the first race of the Greater Bay Area GT Cup on the Guangdong circuit. The Grid Motorsport team had come up with the best setup in difficult conditions on a wet track so that race driver Alex Au from Hong Kong scored a clear victory with a 4.2-second advantage. The race weekend in the south eastern Chinese coastal province Guangdong was the first of two events of qualifying for the finale that will be held at the prestigious Macau Grand Prix in November.
Three victories in Austria: Jean-Luc Weidt in an Audi R8 LMS GT4 achieved the maximum result on the third race weekend of the DMV GTC at the Red Bull Ring. The up-and-coming driver from Memmingen (Germany) won Class 5 in both sprint races as well as in the Dunlop 60 endurance race.
Second place in Spain: In round two of the Spanish Campeonato de España Resistencia racing series, the Willi Motorsport customer team claimed second place. On the Motorland Aragon circuit in the northeast of Spain, David Serban in an Audi R8 LMS GT4 finished the C3 class runner-up. With that, the Romanian continued his string of podium finishes after having scored a second place and a victory at the season opener.
Audi RS 3 LMS (TCR)
Two trophies for BF Motorsport: Italy continues to be a positive place for the Audi RS 3 LMS. Audi’s touring car is a winner again this year not only in the genuine TCR series for sprint and endurance events but also in club racing. On the third weekend of the Coppa Italia Turismo at Imola, Jacopo Guidetti won the first race in an Audi RS 3 LMS. His teammate, Edoardo Barbolini, finished the second sprint runner-up with only a 0.581-second deficit.
Coming up next week
31/05–01/06 Detroit (USA), round 5, IMSA Weathertech SportsCar Championship
31/05–01/06 Le Castellet (F), round 3, Blancpain GT Series Endurance Cup
31/05–02/06 Fuji (J), round 3, Super Taikyu Series
01–02/06 Le Castellet (F), rounds 5 and 6, GT4 European Series
01–02/06 Anderstorp (S), rounds 3 and 4, TCR Scandinavia
01–02/06 Anderstorp (S), rounds 3 and 4, GT4 Scandinavia
01–02/06 Shanghai (CN), rounds 5 and 6, Audi Sport R8 LMS Cup
01–02/06 Shanghai (CN), rounds 5 and 6, TCR Asia
01–02/06 Shanghai (CN), rounds 3 and 4, TCR China
01–02/06 Calabogie (CDN), rounds 3 and 4, Canadian Touring Car Championship