Audi R8 LMS (GT3)
Two victories in China GT: Xu Jia celebrated two overall victories at the season opener at the China GT racing series. The Chinese from the Kings Linky Racing Team won both rounds at the Goldenport Circuit in Beijing with an Audi R8 LMS. In the GTC class, Kimi Quin prevailed in the second race in an Audi R8 LMS from Spirit Z-Racing, whilst Bian Hao and Will Bamber occupied third place in the JRM team’s Audi.
Two 1-2-3 victories: The Tianshi Racing Team achieved a very successful result in the GT Masters China. The season opener at Zhuhai in southern China saw all of the trophies being awarded to Audi drivers. Huang Chuhan won the first race ahead of Max Wilser/Liu Peng and Cheng Weian/Jiao Peng. The same result was achieved in the second race.
Podium success in Monza: At the opener of the Michelin Le Mans Cup, an Audi customer team celebrated a trophy after 120 race minutes. The British driver duo Flick Haigh/Joe Osborne took second place in the GT3 category at Monza with an Audi R8 LMS from the Optimum Racing team.
Formula 1 in schools: The participants of the well-known technology competition for young people, Formula 1 in schools, crowned ‘celerity.team’ their German champion at the Audi Forum Neckarsulm on May 13. An Audi Sport customer racing employee, an international race driver and two real race cars – an Audi R8 LMS and an Audi RS 5 DTM – were also present at the event. Johannes Kind, responsible for coordinating the testing and entry preparation of the Audi R8 LMS, explained to the pupils the demands of everyday life in racing. The South African Audi Sport driver Kelvin van der Linde was impressed with the way the model cars driven by gas cartridges tackled the 20-meter-long track. Subsequently, the 2014 ADAC GT Masters champion handed over the prizes to the best teams in the winners’ ceremony.