Audi R8 LMS GT2
Two victories at Hockenheim: The Audi R8 LMS GT2, the most powerful model in the Audi Sport customer racing line-up with 470 kW (640 hp), continued its winning streak in the new GT2 European Series with two more victories. In changeable conditions at the Hockenheimring, the good strategy of the High Class Racing team proved to be a decisive factor: Mark Patterson, who had started the race from fourth position in the #33 Audi R8 LMS GT2, defended his position until the pit stop. After changing to slicks, teammate Anders Fjordbach made up ground on the competition, moving from third to first within one lap, and won by 55.7 seconds. In the second race, the High Class Racing duo scored their third win in four races and extended their lead in the Pro-Am standings to 23 points. Two more Audi customer teams celebrated podium finishes with the Audi R8 LMS GT2 at Hockenheim: In the first race, Peter Guelinckx and Bert Longin from the PK Carsport team finished third, while in the second round, Stéphane Ratel and Luca Pirri took second place in LP Racing’s R8 LMS GT2.
Audi R8 LMS GT3
Podium in the ADAC GT Masters: Christopher Mies and Ricardo Feller started the new ADAC GT Masters season with a podium finish. At the season opener at Oschersleben, the duo started Saturday’s race in the Audi R8 LMS #29 of Team Montaplast by Land-Motorsport from third on the grid and defended this position all the way to the finish in changeable weather. After the first race weekend, Montaplast by Land-Motorsport occupies third place in the team standings.
Safety Cars in a new design: The Official Cars of Audi Sport in the ADAC GT Masters were presented in the pink look of the series partner BWT for the first time at the season opener in Oschersleben. Chris Reinke, Head of Audi Sport customer racing, handed over the new safety cars, the leading car and vehicles for the race management. Audi Sport has already been a partner of the ADAC GT Masters for the tenth year.