Saturday, March 9, 2013

Six Audi R8 LMS ultra at Blancpain Endurance Series Paul Ricard test

By Tarek Ramchani

The Blancpain Endurance Series is one of the fastest growing sportscar series in Europe. In 2013 the SRO managed series will be entering its third year of competition. Audi has already won the 2011 and 2012 editions with Belgian Audi Club Team WRT, winning both the team and driver titles each time.

The 2013 season will start at Monza, but before that two test days are planned at Paul Ricard next week. An impressive field of 60 GT3 cars will show up at the HTTT track in southern France. Audi Sport customer racing is very well represented with no less than six R8 LMS ultra and front running teams.

Three teams will be on site with Belgian Audi Club Team WRT, Phoenix Racing and Sainteloc Racing from France. Each team will field two cars. The first of the two Phoenix cars will be shared by Anthony Kumpen, Enzo Ide and Markus Winkelhock. The other five Audi R8 LMS ultra driver line-ups are yet to be announced.

Photo credit: SRO/Blancpain Endurace Series