source: Audi Sport
- Frédéric Vervisch wins round of FIA WTCR at Pau in RS 3 LMS
- Uwe Alzen defends STT club racing title with Audi R8 LMS
- Successes for GT2 and GT4 sports cars round off weekend
In addition to Audi Sport customer racing’s victory at the Indianapolis 8 Hour, customer teams around the world have also clinched numerous podium successes in GT and touring car racing with the brand’s four models – above all Comtoyou Team Audi Sport with the new Audi RS 3 LMS.
Audi R8 LMS GT3
Title defense and two wins at the finale: With two commanding victories at the ADAC Racing Weekend, Uwe Alzen concluded the 2021 Spezial Tourenwagen Trophy season as champion.The former professional race driver won the first sprint in the Audi R8 LMS with an 18.8-second lead. In the second race, the driver from Betzdorf even pulled away from pursuer Jürgen Bender in the Corvette by 64 seconds. Third place went to Stefan Wieninger, who entered another Audi R8 LMS privately. This means that Audi privateer Alzen has decided eight of the ten individual races this year in his favor and is champion for the second time in a row.
Victory in Denmark: Valdemar Eriksen clinched his third victory of the season in the Danish Endurance Championship. The junior driver won the first race on the fifth race weekend at the Padborg circuit in his Audi R8 LMS with an 8.4-second advantage.
Three victories in China: On the third weekend in October, Audi customer teams competed with the R8 LMS in three different race series. Team X Works remained undefeated on the fourth race weekend of the GT Super Sprint Challenge. At Zhuhai in southern China, David Pun won the first race and finished second in the second round. Teammate Riokonig was third in the first sprint and won the second race. Both drivers knew the race series from previous events but were now competing in an Audi R8 LMS for the first time. In the China Endurance Championship, Audi Sport Asia Team Absolute Racing finished third in the Audi R8 LMS at Zhuhai as well. At the wheel, Audi Sport Asia driver Chen Weian and Daniel Cao took turns during the two-and-a-half-hour race. At the opening round of the China GT race series in Shanghai, the FAW VW Audi Racing Team with Cheng Congfu and Anthony Liu secured victory in the first race and second place in the second race.
Audi R8 LMS GT2
Good finale: Elias Sabo in the Audi R8 LMS GT2 managed a nice end to the season in the GT America racing series. On the Indianapolis circuit, the gentleman driver for GMG Racing won his class in both races. Sports cars from the GT2, GT3 and GT4 classes competed in the two mixed 40-minute events. Sabo, in seventh place overall, left two GT3 sports cars behind him in each of the two heats.
Audi R8 LMS GT4
Podium at Indianapolis: Alex Welch closed the 2021 season on the podium on the seventh race weekend of GT America. The American privateer finished third out of eleven contenders in the class for production-based GT4 sports cars in the Audi R8 LMS GT4 in the second race.
Two second places at Portimão: Pierre Arraou contested the third race weekend of the Supercars GT4 South series in Portugal. The Frenchman finished second in his class in the Audi R8 LMS GT4 in each of the two 45-minute races.
Two trophies for Jürgen Hemker: At the finale of the Spezial Tourenwagen Trophy at the Nürburgring, the Giti Tire Motorsport by WS Racing team brought an Audi R8 LMS GT4 to the start. Privateer driver Jürgen Hemker finished both sprint races in the Eifel in third place in his class.
Third place in China: Hu Bo from China was on the podium on the fourth race weekend of the GT Super Sprint Challenge. At Zhuhai, the privateer driver from Team Absolute Racing crossed the finish line in third place in his class in the Audi R8 LMS GT4.
Coming up next week
22–24/10 Hockenheim (D), round 6, ADAC GT Masters
22–24/10 Hockenheim (D), round 5, ADAC GT4 Germany
22–24/10 Hockenheim (D), round 6, ADAC TCR Germany
22–24/10 Zhuzhou (CN), round 4, TCR China
23/10 Donington (GB), round 6, Britcar Endurance Series
23–24/10 Autopolis (J), round 6, Super GT
23–24/10 Barcelona (E), round 7, International GT Open
24/10 Teretonga (NZ), round 3, South Island Endurance Series