Saturday, July 27, 2013

DMV TCC: New Audi R8 LMS ultra for Suzanne Weidt

By Johan Laubscher

The DMV Touring Car Challenge (DMV TCC) hosted round five at Hockenheim this weekend. This championship features a variety of race cars, including GT3 cars. A new Audi R8 LMS ultra team was present this weekend.

Suzanne Weidt has been a regular competitor in the DMV TCC, driving an Ascari GT3 from RS Tuning. This weekend was the first appearance of their brand new race car, a new full specification 2013 Audi R8 LMS ultra. The DMV allows the R8 LMS ultra to use the 2013 spec rear diffuser, thus this is one of only a few appearances this year, where an Audi R8 LMS ultra has been seen in the full original 2013 specification. All the other FIA GT3 class championships require the 2013 Audis to run the older diffuser, as per the final FIA homologation. More about the homologation can be read HERE, and more about the 2013 R8 LMS ultra HERE.

The RS Tuning Audi R8 LMS ultra was the only Audi entered in this event this weekend. It was a learning experience for Suzanne Weidt, as she got to grips with the new Audi. She qualified twenty-third for race one and twenty-second for race two. She unfortunately dropped back in race one and finished the second race, after progressing well, in nineteenth.

It is always great to see new Audi Sport customer racing teams in a diversity of racing championships.

The  DMV TCC will head to the Red Bull Ring in Austria for the next round which will be held in August.

Photo credit: DMV Touring Car Challenge