It's only a few days ago - on 14 January 2016 - since we presented the first models of the Audi R8 LMS of the latest generation and have been received on the first endurance tests, but today it is already water under the bridge, because the customer sport department starts with a strong result in the race season 2016: the Frenchman Alain Ferté, the two Englishmen Stuart Leonard and Michael Meadows and Laurens Vanthoor from Belgium celebrated in the new Audi R8 LMS of the Belgian Audi Club team WRT the first Audi victory at the 24 Hours of Dubai , With the 3rd rank C. Abt Racing scored with the German Daniel Abt, Christer Jöns and Andreas Weishaupt and the Finn Matias Henkola and the Spaniard Isaac Tutumlu Lopez also a podium result.
4 Audi R8 in the top 10
Thus ended 4 Audi R8 LMS race in the top 10. Which was to be expected, because already in the qualifying session of the near-series, based on 50 per cent to the road model racing car had proven its efficiency: shared with C. Abt Racing and Land-Motorsport up 2 new Audi R8 LMS on the front row of the 98 starters with strong field race. In 517 of the 588 laps an Audi was in front, a total of 22 times The lead changed. At halftime alleged Land-Motorsport the leading position, but later fell back to 5th place and two and a half hours before the race completely. In the 15th hour, the Belgian Audi Club Team WRT took the lead, defended it confidently and crossed the finish line with 5-lap lead over the nearest competitor.
Romolo Liebchen is satisfied
For the Belgian team of Vincent Vosse was the next big success after the new Audi R8 LMS won the 2015 24 Hours Nürburgring and the 12 hours in Sepang. The end of 2015 the cars were only handed over to the customer teams of Audi. These Romolo Liebchen, Head of Audi Sport customer racing:.. "Congratulations to the two Audi customer teams on the podium with the current success of our GT3 sports car has won all the major endurance races and won for the first time in the Middle East This is a nice prelude to the launch of the new Audi R8 in March in this region. "And we are confident that the team at Spark will provide us shortly with the current models.