Sunday, April 13, 2014

Spa 24 Hours: World Champions trio in Audi R8 LMS ultra in Spa 24 Hours

Audi Press Release / News in brief update

Marcel Fässler (CH), André Lotterer (D) and Benoît Tréluyer are sharing the wheel of an Audi in the Spa 24 Hours this year. 

The trio that won the FIA World Endurance Championship (WEC) in 2012 will be competing together for the first time in an R8 LMS ultra on July 26/27. The Belgian Audi Club Team WRT – the 2011 winner of the endurance race in the Ardennes – will be fielding the GT3 sports car for the Audi drivers. 

Marcel Fässler was the overall winner in the classic Belgian event in 2007 with Phoenix Racing and since 2009 has contested all five races of the R8 LMS at Spa. André Lotterer was on the grid with Audi in the past two years and took third place last year. Benoît Tréluyer will be making his debut in the world’s major GT3 race. 

Fässler/Lotterer/Tréluyer have been competing in sports car races for Audi since 2010 and in 2011 and 2012 won the Le Mans 24 Hours. René Rast, Laurens Vanthoor and Markus Winkelhock will be running in another WRT Audi. 

Photo credit: Audi Communications - Motorsport