Tuesday, April 29, 2014

Audi R8 LMS Cup: 2014 season opener in Yeongam, South Korea

Audi R8 LMS Cup Press Release

  • The 2014 season will kick off on May 17-18, at the Korea International Circuit
  • This year’s series visits four Formula One tracks across Asia - Yeongam, Fuji, Sepang and Shanghai
  • 2014 race calendar published

Beijing, April 29, 2014 – The 2014 season of the Audi R8 LMS Cup will get un-derway on May 17-18 at the Korea International Circuit in Yeongam, South Korea. With the addition of Yeongam, the 2014 race calendar now includes four Asian Formula One tracks. 

“I am very much looking forward to our season opener at Yeongam. The Korea International Circuit is a demanding track with great facilities for fans, drivers and teams. We have put together an exciting calendar for the 2014 season with some of the best racing circuits in Asia”, commented Rene Koneberg, Director of Audi Sport customer racing Asia.

The Audi R8 LMS Cup was founded in 2012 as Audi’s first ever brand cup world-wide. The 2014 season comprises twelve races over six race weekends. The sprint race series will visit Formula One tracks in South Korea (Yeongam), Japan (Fuji), Malaysia (Sepang) and China (Shanghai). A street race in South China’s Guang-zhou is also included in the calendar, where the cup supports the German Touring Car Championship (DTM). The Cup will perform twice in Shanghai, with the Volkswagen Group Sports Car Champions Festival (SCCF) and then alongside the World Endurance Championship (WEC).  

The 2014 season opener was originally planned to be held at South Korea's Inje. Due to operational uncertainties at Inje, the first race weekend has now been moved to Yeongam.  

Audi R8 LMS Cup 2014 Race Calendar

Audi R8 LMS Cup Official Website: www.audir8lmscup.com

Photo credit: Audi R8 LMS Cup