Five Audi R8 LMS in Bathurst 12 Hour

source: Audi Sport Audi ready for title defense in Intercontinental GT Challenge Sights set on fourth victory at Bathurst Strong field with ten marques and 28 driver teams in GT3 category Audi Sport customer racing is returning to Australia as the title defender. The Intercontinental GT Challenge, in which Audi won the manufacturers’ classification for the third consecutive time last year, will kick off at Mount Panorama in Bathurst, on Sunday, February 3. I...

Audi Sport customer racing Announces 2019 Line-Up For IMSA WeatherTech and Michelin Pilot Challenge Racing Series Ahead of Daytona Season Opener

source: Audi Sport customer racing Audi GT3, GT4, and TCR racing categories represented at the Rolex 24 At Daytona race weekend 12 Audi Sport customer racing vehicles fielded across the 24 hour Endurance Challenge and IMSA Michelin Pilot Challenge GS/TCR classes All-new Audi Sport customer racing support offered with OEM parts program and technical expertise for 2019 season HERNDON – Audi of America showcases three-class race offerings at the annual ROLEX 24 AT DAYTONA race weekend h...

Andrew Haryanto Wins Audi Sport R8 LMS Cup

source: Audi Sport Thrilling title decision in season seven of Audi’s one-make cup Resounding success for the Audi R8 LMS in New Zealand Customer teams celebrate one-two result in Australia With gripping motorsport and a thrilling title decision the Audi Sport R8 LMS Cup entered its winter break. In New Zealand and Australia, the customers of Audi Sport customer racing had reason to celebrate as well. Audi Sport R8 LMS Cup Open finale at Sepang:...

GMG Takes Strong Second During Inaugural IMSA Encore at Sebring

source: GMG Racing SEBRING – Returning to IMSA competition for the first time since January, Global Motorsports Group (GMG) made their presence known with an impressive second-place in the GT4 class. Running the venerable Audi R8 LMS GT4, drivers Jason Bell, James Sofronas and last-minute addition Andy Lally would enjoy a strong four-hour race. “It was great to get back to IMSA competition,” stated GMG team owner and driver James Sofronas. “This was a one-of-a-kind event, and w...

GMG Confirms GT4 Entry for Michelin IMSA SportsCar Encore at Sebring

source: GMG  SANTA ANA – Taking part in a landmark new event in the heritage of North American sportscar racing, Global Motorsports Group (GMG) is pleased to confirm their entry in the upcoming Michelin IMSA SportsCar Encore. Marking GMG’s return to the heralded Sebring International Raceway, drivers Jason Bell and James Sofronas will compete in the GT4 category, continuining their 2018 campaign with the Audi R8 LMS GT4. “We’re thrilled to return to IMSA and take part in ...

2019 Audi R8 LMS GT3 EVO Makes US debut on Display at Road Atlanta Petit Le Mans

source: Audi of America New model with evolved bodywork, optimized aerodynamics, stronger technical base, for consistency and performance Fourth new model from Audi Sport in four years following second generation R8 LMS, RS 3 LMS TCR and R8 LMS GT4 R8 LMS GT3 EVO available to U.S. customers in December HERNDON, Va., October 11, 2018 – The 2019 Audi R8 LMS GT3 EVO makes its U.S. debut this week, Oct. 12-13, on display at Road Atlanta following its global debut at the Paris Mot...

New Challenge for Audi Sport in Japan

[source: Audi Sport] Debut for Audi Sport customer racing at Suzuka Three teams with five Audi R8 LMS cars on the grid Japanese Grand Prix circuit one of the world’s most challenging tracks Audi is leading the drivers’ and teams’ classification of the Intercontinental GT Challenge and now faces a new task: From August 24 to 26, the young racing series will visit the circuit at Suzuka in Japan for the first time. The track 400 kilometers southwest of Tokyo with its...

Hot Wheels Adds Audi R8 LMS in Retro Livery

Heads up if you're headed out to Target or the like, Hot Wheels is actively adding more Audi designs to its lineup. The most recent offering, part of the EuroSpeed collection is this Audi R8 LMS (Mk2) in a retro Audi Sport livery similar but not identical to one of the Audi R8 LMS GT4 entries to the IMSA Continental Tires race on Rolex 24 Hours of Daytona weekend. Unlike the Audi RS 6 Avant we've only found online, or the upcoming Sport quattro we spied posted by Hot Wheels on Instagram, ...

Audi Sport With Eleven Cars in Spa 24 Hours

[source: Audi Sport] Six teams to put eleven Audi R8 LMS on the grid Last year’s winners to race again for Audi Sport Team Saintéloc The Spa 24 Hours from July 26 to 29, 2018 is marked by two anniversaries: While Audi Sport customer racing celebrates its tenth season the 70th running of the iconic endurance race in the Ardennes attracts a high-caliber field. With eleven Audi R8 LMS cars Audi Sport customer racing will be battling for the fifth overall victory and class ...

Victories for Audi R8 LMS and Audi RS 3 LMS

[source: Audi Sport] The customers of Audi Sport customer racing continue their strings of success. While the teams with the Audi R8 LMS in the DMV GTC won at the fourth consecutive event the drivers of the Audi RS 3 LMS were even unbeatable on five occasions. Audi R8 LMS GT3 Two victories at the Nürburgring: On the fourth race weekend of the DMV GTC, the customers of Audi Sport customer racing once again presented themselves in top form. After the privateers celebrate...

Ten Years of Audi Sport customer racing

[source: Audi Sport] Six models for top-class customer motorsport More than 50 championship titles worldwide Numerous synergies due to close affiliation within the Group Neuburg a. d. Donau - Audi Sport customer racing is celebrating its tenth anniversary. Following the presentation of the first generation of the Audi R8 LMS in 2008, the first customers relied on the GT3 sports car the following season – and immediately clinched three driver championship titles. To d...

Victories for Audi R8 LMS and Audi RS 3 LMS

Junior drivers from Phoenix Racing celebrate first success in ADAC GT Masters this season Fast lady Carrie Schreiner with overall victories in DMV GTC Audi RS 3 LMS unbeatable on the Nürburgring, at Hockenheim and in Russia Neuburg a. d. Donau - Audi Sport customers celebrated podium results and victories around the globe. The season openers in Germany and Russia went particularly well. Audi R8 LMS GT3 Strong start to the season at Oschersleben: The...

Garth Tander To Drive Audi R8 LMS in Australian GT Championship

[source: Audi Australia] Garth Tander joins Geoff Emery in the #1 Jamec Pem Audi R8 LMS GT3 V8 Supercar champion back behind the wheel of an Audi Round 2 of the Australia GT Championship at The Bend, South Australia Three-time Bathurst 1000 winner and former V8 Supercar champion, Garth Tander, will reprise his role with Audi Sport customer racing this weekend, when he joins the Australian GT field in Round 2 of the Australian GT Championship. Tander will join Geoff Emery in...

GMG Has Four Cars Ready for SprintX Kickoff in Texas

source: GMG Racing Following a strong kickoff to the 2018 Pirelli World Challenge season with a pole position and podium at the Grand Prix of St. Petersburg, Global Motorsports Group (GMG racing) will head to this weekend’s Grand Prix of Texas at Circuit of the Americas (COTA) with four cars ready to tackle the first “SprintX” round of the season. Now in its third year of existence, the one-hour, two-driver format of SprintX will see GMG participate with three GTS entries in the Pro...

Audi Aims for Fifth Victory in Nürburgring 24 Hours

source: Audi Sport Title defense with four cars supported by Audi Sport customer racing Experienced driver lineup to contest largest race in Germany Audi Sport campaigners and Audi factory drivers from DTM on the grid Audi Sport customer racing has set ambitious aims for the Nürburgring 24 Hours. From May 10 to 13, the Audi R8 LMS is supposed to battle for its fifth victory in the iconic endurance race. Audi Sport customer racing is supporting four off...

GMG Confirms Three Entries in Pirelli World Challenge GTS Competition

source: GMG Racing Continuing a heritage that has surpassed two decades in the Pirelli World Challenge, Global Motorsports Group (GMG Racing) is proud to announce a three-car program for the upcoming Pirelli World Challenge season GTS competition. Campaigning the prolific new Audi R8 LMS GT4 in two full-season programs, drivers George Kurtz and James Sofronas will compete full-time, joined by Colin Braun and Alex Welch respectively, while development driver Elias Sabo will also return wit...

Watch the 12 Hours of Bathurst Here

Believe it or not, if you're from anywhere other than Philadelphia, there were more sporting events going on last weekend than Super Bowl LII. For Road Racing fans, there was also the 12 Hours of Bathurst in Australia, where a gaggle of R8 LMS GT3s took to the track at Mount Panorama from Saturday into early Sunday (U.S. time). Just in case you missed the race (and also our posts on Audi's performance there), race organizers and YouTube have you covered. The race was live cast to the web ...

Third Audi Victory in Bathurst 12 Hour

source: Audi Sport  Audi Sport Team WRT celebrates debut victory in iconic endurance race Audi most successful brand at Bathurst since GT3 class launch Bathurst - Audi Sport customer racing celebrated its third overall victory in the Bathurst 12 Hour after 2011 and 2012. On making its debut in Australia, Audi Sport Team WRT with campaigners Robin Frijns/Stuart Leonard/Dries Vanthoor (NL/GB/B) triumphed at the Intercontinental GT Challenge opener. As a result, Audi, as th...

Audi on the Front Row of the Grid for Bathurst 12 Hour

source: Audi Australia Audi to start in second and third positions on the grid after exciting Top 10 Shootout Three Audi teams in the top 10 grid positions Just 0.235 seconds separate first and second in Top 10 Bathurst – Audi has continued its electrifying form of yesterday to reserve a place on the front row of the grid for the start of tomorrow's Bathurst 12 Hour. Kelvin van der Linde pulled out all stops to produce a 2:02.1696s – just 0.235 seconds off pole position...

Daytona: About that Land Penalty, Plus Full Rolex 24 Gallery

If you're anything like the staff of the Audi Club North America, you were likely tuned in to the IMSA season-opening Rolex 24 Hours of Daytona last weekend. If you were, then you already know the two Audi teams had started out strong and were moving up in the ranks. Things were looking good. Audi Sport customer racing staff on hand were feeling good about the weekend. With just two cars in the GTD field, this was a smaller-than-usual run at the Rolex 24. Even still, these were two ve...