Sunday, January 20, 2013

First Audi team in the European Le Mans Series

By Tarek Ramchani

It has been known since the end of 2012 that the European Le Mans Series (ELMS) would be welcoming FIA GT3 spec cars in the series. The cars will compete in a special GTC class (Grand Touring Challenge). Of course one of the stars of the GT3 class is the Audi R8 LMS ultra.

Now the first full season competitor in is known. It is team Momo Megatron DF1 from Austria. The team is also known as Downforce1 and is strongly linked to the famous American actress, Pamela Anderson. The Austrian squad will enter a pair of Audi R8 LMS ultra cars and will target an invitation for the 2014 Le Mans 24 Hours. The cars will be in full 2013 specification.

The team is evaluating a possible entry in the ADAC GT Masters in Germany and the International GT Open. On their website they also list the logos of the Blancpain Endurance Series and the FIA GT Series, which may hint to further possibilities.

Photo credit and more information:
Downforce1 official website