Sunday, June 30, 2013

Historic Racing: André Lotterer races Audi Coupe at Zolder

By Johan Laubscher 

Two-time Le Mans winner,  André Lotterer, was again seen in the Belgian Historic Cup this weekend. Just one weekend after Le Mans he swapped his Audi R18 e-tron quattro for a classic Audi Coupe.

The "Zolder Grand Prix 50 Years" event was held this weekend, with a number of categories taking part. The Belgian Historic Cup was one of the categories, featuring a very special Audi entry. The orange/red/yellow Nothelle / Kamei Audi Coupe was entered in the event, a car which has become famous in recent times as Andre Lotterer's father was involved in the original building of the car many years ago, and Andre himself has driven this car at some of the Belgian Historic events. 

André Lotterer was on hand again this weekend to pilot the Audi. The car had originally been entered with Johan Aerts as the driver of the #81 Audi Coupe. Andre had a lot of fun and also took a class victory.

André Lotterer on twitter: "Class win and young timer fun today in ! I like to have some good old school cars to play with… "

It is great to see these classic Audi race cars still competing in historic events, and even better when current Audi factory drivers, like Lotterer, get involved adding even more excitement. 

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